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The Professor and The Madman  (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged)
The Professor and The Madman - Audio Cassette - Unabridged
Author: Simon Winchester
National Bestseller! — One of the greatest literary achievements in the history of English letters, the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary began in 1857, took seventy years to complete, and drew from tens of thousands of brilliant minds. But hidden within the rituals of its creation is a fascinating and mysterious story. — Professor ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780694522439
ISBN-10: 0694522430
Publication Date: 9/1/1999
Edition: Unabridged
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Publisher: HarperAudio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Before reading (well, listening to) this book, I would have found it difficult to believe that the story of the making of a dictionary could be interesting! But it is. It's full of fascinating, if sometimes sad, characters as well as a wealth of information about how the greatest dictionary in the English language came to be (that, in itself, is amazing).

The author's use of language is superb and -- even more astounding -- he reads the book as well as any professional reader (a rare talent!). I simply loved this book!

I've already read Winchesters book "The Map That Changed the World," and I can't wait to read ALL his books.
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