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The Professor and the Madman

a Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
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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…




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