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The Professor and the Madman电子书

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作       者:Winchester, Simon

出  版  社:HarperCollins e-books

出版时间:2009-10-13

字       数:36.0万

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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.
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Dedication

Contents

Preface

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Postscript

Author's Note

Acknowledgments

Excerpt from The Man Who United States

Preface

Suggestions for Further Reading

P.S. Insights, Interviews, and More...

About the Author

About the Book

Read On

Praise

Books by Simon Winchester

Credits

Copyright

About the Publisher

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