The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary (P.S.)

by Simon Winchester | Other |
ISBN: 9780060839789 Global Overview for this book
Registered by minwood of Wilmington, Ohio USA on 4/30/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by minwood from Wilmington, Ohio USA on Saturday, April 30, 2011
Although occasionally bogged down by minutia involving development and production of the Oxford English Dictionary, this is an interesting story of one man's struggle with his own mental illness and how he contributed to one of the major literary undertakings of recent times.

Journal Entry 2 by minwood at Roberts Center / Holiday Inn in Wilmington, Ohio USA on Saturday, April 30, 2011

Released 11 yrs ago (5/6/2011 UTC) at Roberts Center / Holiday Inn in Wilmington, Ohio USA

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Interesting read for anyone interested in literary history and/or mental illness and its treatment in the late 19th century. Bought at a Half Price Bookstore in Dayton.

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