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The Professor and the Madman

A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

The Professor and the Madman( )
Author: Winchester, Simon
ISBN:978-0-06-334190-6
Publication Date:Oct 2023
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:Harper Perennial
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $18.99
Book Description:

"A narrative full of suspense, pathos and humor. . . . In this elegant book [Winchester] has created a vivid parable, in the spirit of Nabokov and Borges. There is much truth to be drawn from it, about Victorian pride, the relation between language and the world, and the fine line between sanity and madness."  -- Daniel Mark Epstein, Wall Street Journal

"Splendid. . . . Simon Winchester could not have told it better." --The Economist

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Book Details
Pages:272
Detailed Subjects: History / Europe / Great Britain / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.31 x 8 Inches
Book Weight:0.545 Pounds
Author Biography
Winchester, Simon (Author)
Simon Winchester was born in London, England on September 28, 1944. He read geology at St. Catherine's College, Oxford. After graduation in 1966, he joined a Canadian mining company and worked as field geologist in Uganda. The following year he decided to become a journalist. His first reporting job was for The Journal, Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1969, he joined The Guardian and was named Britain's Journalist of the Year in 1971. He also worked for the Daily Mail and the Sunday Times before becoming a freelancer.

He is the author of numerous books including In Holy Terror, The River at the Center of the World, The Alice Behind Wonderland, The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, and.Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World. In 2006, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to journalism and literature.

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