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An edition of The Surgeon of Crowthorne (1998)

The Surgeon of Crowthorne

A Tale of Murder, Madness and Love of Words

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224 pages

The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was a monumental 50 year task requiring thousands of volunteers. One of the keenest volunteers was a W C Minor who astonished everyone by refusing to come to Oxford to receive his congratulations. In the end, James Murray, the OED's editor, went to Crowthorne in Berkshire to meet him. What he found was incredible - Minor was a millionaire American civil war surgeon turned lunatic, imprisoned in Broadmoor Asylum for murder and yet who dedicated his entire cell-bound life to work on the English language.

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The Surgeon of Crowthorne
2010, Penguin Group UK
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The Surgeon of Crowthorne
February 5, 2001, Longman
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The Surgeon of Crowthorne
June 3, 1999, Penguin Books Ltd
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The Surgeon of Crowthorne

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The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was a monumental 50 year task requiring thousands of volunteers. One of the keenest volunteers was a W C Minor who astonished everyone by refusing to come to Oxford to receive his congratulations. In the end, James Murray, the OED's editor, went to Crowthorne in Berkshire to meet him. What he found was incredible - Minor was a millionaire American civil war surgeon turned lunatic, imprisoned in Broadmoor Asylum for murder and yet who dedicated his entire cell-bound life to work on the English language.

The Surgeon of Crowthorne

A Tale of Murder, Madness and Love of Words

This edition published in by Viking


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Hardcover
Number of pages
224

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OL7643445M
ISBN 10
0670878626
ISBN 13
9780670878628
OCLC/WorldCat
39795646
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2262
Goodreads
548313

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