The Professor and the Madman

Hailed by the "New York Times" as "a fascinating, spicy, learned tale, " this runaway national bestseller takes an extraordinary look into literary genius, madness, and the making of the"Oxford English Dictionary."

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  • Author : Simon Winchester
  • Publisher : Perennial
  • Pages : 272 pages
  • ISBN : 9780060994860
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 3630 reviews
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The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman
  • Author : Simon Winchester
  • Publisher : Perennial
  • Release : 01 September 1999
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Hailed by the "New York Times" as "a fascinating, spicy, learned tale, " this runaway national bestseller takes an extraordinary look into literary genius, madness, and the making of the"Oxford English Dictionary."

The Meaning of Everything

The Meaning of Everything
  • Author : Simon Winchester
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 29 May 2022
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"We visit the ugly corrugated iron structure that Murray grandly dubbed the Scriptorium -- the Scrippy or the Shed, as locals called it -- and meet some of the legion of volunteers, from Fitzedward Hall, a bitter hermit obsessively devoted to the OED, to W.C. Minor, whose story is one of dangerous madness, ineluctable sadness, and ultimate redemption. The Meaning of Everything is a scintillating account of the creation of the greatest monument ever erected to a living language.

Caught in the Web of Words

Caught in the Web of Words
  • Author : Katherine Maud Elisabeth Murray
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 01 January 2001
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This unique and celebrated biography describes how a largely self-educated boy from a small village in Scotland entered the world of scholarship and became the first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary and a great lexicographer. It also provides an absorbing account of how the dictionary was written, the personalities of the people working on it, and the endless difficulties that nearly led to the whole enterprise being abandoned. "It is a magnificent story of a magnificent man, one of

The Madman and the Butcher

The Madman and the Butcher
  • Author : Tim Cook
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release : 28 September 2010
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Based on newly uncovered sources, The Madman and the Butcher is a powerful double biography of Sam Hughes and Arthur Currie and the story of one of the most shocking and highly publicized libel trials in Canadian history. Sir Arthur Currie achieved international fame as Canadian Corps commander during the Great War. He was recognized as a brilliant general, morally brave, and with a keen eye for solving the challenges of trench warfare. But wars were not won without lives

A Crack in the Edge of the World

A Crack in the Edge of the World
  • Author : Simon Winchester
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 05 February 2013
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The international bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman and Krakatoa vividly brings to life the 1906San Francisco Earthquake that leveled a city symbolic of America's relentless western expansion. Simon Winchester has also fashioned an enthralling and informative informative look at the tumultuous subterranean world that produces earthquakes, the planet's most sudden and destructive force. In the early morning hours of April 18, 1906, San Francisco and a string of towns to its north-northwest and the south-southeast were overcome by an

The Dictionary of Lost Words

The Dictionary of Lost Words
  • Author : Pip Williams
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 06 April 2021
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REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK FOR MAY ’22! • “Delightful . . . [a] captivating and slyly subversive fictional paean to the real women whose work on the Oxford English Dictionary went largely unheralded.”—The New York Times Book Review “A marvelous fiction about the power of language to elevate or repress.”—Geraldine Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of People of the Book Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the Scriptorium, an Oxford

Outposts

Outposts
  • Author : Simon Winchester
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 27 October 2009
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The New York Times bestselling author of Krakatoa and The Professor and the Madman takes readers on a quirky and charming tour of the last outpost of the British empire Originally published in 1985, Outposts is Simon Winchester’s journey to find the vanishing empire, “on which the sun never sets.” In the course of a three-year, 100,000 mile journey—from the chill of the Antarctic to the blue seas of the Caribbean, from the South of Spain and the tip of

The Men Who United the States

The Men Who United the States
  • Author : Simon Winchester
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 15 October 2013
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Simon Winchester, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Atlantic and The Professor and the Madman, delivers his first book about America: a fascinating popular history that illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect, and bond the citizenry and geography of the U.S.A. from its beginnings. How did America become “one nation, indivisible”? What unified a growing number of disparate states into the modern country we recognize today? To answer these questions, Winchester follows in

Krakatoa

Krakatoa
  • Author : Simon Winchester
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 03 June 2004
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Simon Winchester's brilliant chronicle of the destruction of the Indonesian island of Krakatoa in 1883 charts the birth of our modern world. He tells the story of the unrecognized genius who beat Darwin to the discovery of evolution; of Samuel Morse, his code and how rubber allowed the world to talk; of Alfred Wegener, the crack-pot German explorer and father of geology. In breathtaking detail he describes how one island and its inhabitants were blasted out of existence and how colonial

The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman
  • Author : Simon Winchester
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 13 October 2009
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A New York Times Notable Book 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 making of the OED 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

The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman
  • Author : Simon Winchester
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Release : 05 July 2005
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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 began in 1857, it 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

Masks of Conquest

Masks of Conquest
  • Author : Gauri Viswanathan
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 16 December 2014
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A classic work in postcolonial studies, Masks of Conquest describes the introduction of English studies in India under British rule and illuminates the discipline's transcontinental movements and derivations, showing that the origins of English studies are as diverse and diffuse as its future shape. In her new preface, Gauri Viswanathan argues forcefully that the curricular study of English can no longer be understood innocently of or inattentively to the imperial contexts in which the discipline first articulated its mission.

Reading the OED

Reading the OED
  • Author : Ammon Shea
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 02 July 2008
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An obsessive word lover's account of reading the entire Oxford English Dictionary, hailed as "the Super Size Me of lexicography." "I'm reading the OED so you don't have to," says Ammon Shea on his slightly masochistic journey to scale the word lover's Mount Everest: the Oxford English Dictionary. In 26 chapters filled with sharp wit, sheer delight, and a documentarian's keen eye, Shea shares his year inside the OED, delivering a hair-pulling, eye-crossing account of reading every word.

The River at the Centre of the World

The River at the Centre of the World
  • Author : Simon Winchester
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 26 February 1998
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Simon Winchester undertakes a journey from the mouth of the Yangste River to its source. This is the story of the river, it's cities and their people, built around the author's own journey to discover something of the essence of China and her people, the Yangtse being her soul and centre

The Holy Madmen of Tibet

The Holy Madmen of Tibet
  • Author : David M. DiValerio
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 29 May 2022
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"This book is the first comprehensive study of the "holy madmen" of Tibetan Buddhism--tantric yogins who achieved a degree of saintliness through shocking, norm-overturning behavior"--