The Professor and the Madman

a Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
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The shocking story of the single greatest contributor to the first Oxford English Dictionary in 1857 reveals that the man who contributed 10,000 definitions to the book was in fact a patient in an asylum for the criminally insane. Reprint. 100,000 first printing. Tour. NYT.

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