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Professor and the Madman, The (Unabridged)
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Professor and the Madman, The (Unabridged)

Written By - Simon Winchester
Narrated By - Simon Winchester
Published By : Harper Collins US
Runtime : 7 hours 30 minutes
Categories : Pre 1900
Arts & Drama
Price : $14.95
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The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. The compilation of the OED, begun in 1857, was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W.C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light: Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.

This audio also includes a conversation between Simon Winchester and John Simpson, editor of the Oxford English Dictionary

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