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The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary by [Winchester, Simon]
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Winchesters Buch bietet viel: einen Überblick über die Entwicklung der englischen Sprache, einen Einblick in die psychiatrischen Anstalten des viktorianischen England, die Schilderung einer außergewöhnlichen intellektuellen Freundschaft zweier Männer. Leider gibt es keinen passenden englischen Ausdruck für das, was er geschaffen hat, so müssen wir uns mit "tour de force" begnügen. (The Times)

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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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 677 KB
  • Print Length: 228 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0140271287
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (25 July 2002)
  • Sold by: Penguin UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI9JLY
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #85,264 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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