the professor and the madman

Download Book The Professor And The Madman in PDF format. You can Read Online The Professor And The Madman here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

The Professor And The Madman

Author : Winchester
ISBN : OCLC:793850548
Genre :
File Size : 89. 93 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 838
Read : 1253

Download Now



The Professor And The Madman

Author : Simon Winchester
ISBN : 0061807605
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 43. 54 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 393
Read : 1279

Download Now


New York Times Bestseller Simon Winchester’s classic about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—soon to be a major motion picture starring Sean Penn and Mel Gibson. The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, was stunned to discover that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. But their surprise would pale in comparison to what they were about to discover when the committee insisted on honoring him. For Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane. Masterfully researched and eloquently written, The Professor and the Madman 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 linguistic detective story of the decade.... Winchester does a superb job of historical research.”—William Safire, New York Times Magazine

Summary And Analysis Of The Professor And The Madman A Tale Of Murder Insanity And The Making Of The Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Worth Books
ISBN : 9781504044233
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 71. 79 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 708
Read : 927

Download Now


So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Professor and the Madman tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Simon Winchester’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester: Simon Winchester’s The Professor and the Madman is the remarkable tale of two Victorian-era scholars, the English language, and the making of the Oxford English Dictionary. Recounting the unlikely bond between a criminally insane American Civil War veteran and the renowned Scottish editor of the OED, the enchanting story of their relationship illuminates the decades of the dictionary’s compilation—from A to Z. Wittily eloquent and historically incisive, The Professor and the Madman is the portrait of a friendship and, by extension, of the greatest dictionary ever created in the English language. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

The Meaning Of Everything

Author : Simon Winchester
ISBN : 019517500X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 20. 65 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 214
Read : 435

Download Now


Traces the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its earliest inception through its long path to completion, describes the process of creating a dictionary, and includes anecdotes about its creators and their work.

The Surgeon Of Crowthorne

Author : Michael Dean
ISBN : 0582435889
Genre :
File Size : 90. 47 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 690
Read : 1130

Download Now



The Professor And The Madman Movie Tie In

Author : Simon Winchester
ISBN : 0062692291
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 42. 38 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 723
Read : 850

Download Now


New York Times Bestseller Simon Winchester’s classic about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—soon to be a major motion picture starring Sean Penn and Mel Gibson. The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, was stunned to discover that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. But their surprise would pale in comparison to what they were about to discover when the committee insisted on honoring him. For Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane. Masterfully researched and eloquently written, The Professor and the Madman 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 linguistic detective story of the decade.... Winchester does a superb job of historical research.”—William Safire, New York Times Magazine

The Word Detective

Author : John Simpson
ISBN : 9781408706596
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 67. 37 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 851
Read : 158

Download Now


Language is always changing. No one knows where it is going but the best way to future-cast is to look at the past. John Simpson animates for us a tradition of researching and editing, showing us both the technical lexicography needed to understand a word, and the careful poetry needed to construct its definition. He challenges both the idea that dictionaries are definitive, and the notion that language is falling apart. With a sense of humour, an ability to laugh at bureaucracy and an inclination to question the status quo, John Simpson gives life to the colourful characters at the OED and to the English language itself. He splices his stories with entertaining and erudite diversions into the history and origin of words such as 'kangaroo', 'hot-dog' , 'pommie', 'bicycle' , not ignoring those swearwords often classed as 'Anglo-Saxon' ! The book will speak to anyone who uses a dictionary, 'word people' , history lovers, students and parents.

Top Download: