Forfatter: Winchester, Simon

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

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

Harper Collins, London 1998, 8vo, orig. bind med omslag, 242 s., engelsk tekst, enkelte illustrasjoner.

Dr. William Chester Minor, en amerikansk kirurg, bidro med tusenvis av definisjoner til den store Oxford English Dictionary — fra Englands strengeste psykiatriske psykehus for kriminelle.

«Finally, in 1896, after Minor had sent nearly ten thousand definitions to the dictionary but had still never traveled from his home, a puzzled Murray set out to visit him. It was then that Murray finally learned the truth about Minor—that, in addition to being a masterful wordsmith, Minor was also a murderer, clinically insane—and locked up in Broadmoor, England’s harshest asylum for criminal lunatics.»

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

Harper Collins, London 1998, 8vo, orig. bind med omslag, 242 s., engelsk tekst, enkelte illustrasjoner.

Dr. William Chester Minor, en amerikansk kirurg, bidro med tusenvis av definisjoner til den store Oxford English Dictionary — fra Englands strengeste psykiatriske psykehus for kriminelle.

«Finally, in 1896, after Minor had sent nearly ten thousand definitions to the dictionary but had still never traveled from his home, a puzzled Murray set out to visit him. It was then that Murray finally learned the truth about Minor—that, in addition to being a masterful wordsmith, Minor was also a murderer, clinically insane—and locked up in Broadmoor, England’s harshest asylum for criminal lunatics.»

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