THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN
    Share
    THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN (English, Paperback, Winchester, Simon)

    THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN  (English, Paperback, Winchester, Simon)

    4.7
    3 Ratings & 1 Reviews
    759
    1,011
    24% off
    Hurry, Only a few left!
  • Bank OfferExtra 10% off* with SBI Debit and Credit Cards
    T&C
  • PhonePe Offer10% Cashback* on payments through PhonePe
    T&C
  • Bank OfferExtra 5% off* on Axis Bank Buzz Credit Cards
    T&C
  • Delivery
    Check
    Check pincode
      Usually delivered in4 weeks
      ?
      Enter pincode for exact delivery dates/charges
    View Details
    Highlights
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Perennial
    • ISBN: 9780060839789, 0060839783
    Services
    • 10 Days Replacement Policy
      ?
    • Cash on Delivery available
      ?
    Description

    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 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.

    This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

    Read More
    Specifications
    • Width
      • 0.9 in
    • Height
      • 7.9
    • Length
      • 5.2 in
    • Weight
      • 0.6000 lb
    Frequently Bought Together
    THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN
    THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN
    4.7
    (3)
    759
    1,011
    24% off
    The Lives of Others
    The Lives of Others
    4.7
    (20)
    274
    1 Item
    759
    2 Add-ons
    1,286
    Total
    2,045
    Ratings and Reviews
    4.7
    3 Ratings &
    1 Reviews
    • 5
       2
    • 4
       1
    • 3
       0
    • 2
       0
    • 1
       0
    5

    Riveting.

    Began the New Year by reading this book and what a book.This is popular intellectual history telling at its best.The greatest book to have been composed after the invention of the printing press is certainly The Oxford English Dictionary or The OED.Its word meanings are quoted in private and public life,its definitions are relied upon by judges and administrators to settle disputes,its authority is unchallenged in the English speaking world ,but what about those unsung men who worked passiona...
    READ MORE

    TAPAS CHAKRABARTI

    Certified Buyer

    14 Jan, 2012

    2
    0
    Report Abuse
    Have doubts regarding this product?
    Safe and Secure Payments. Easy returns. 100% Authentic products.
    Back to top