Sandra's Reviews > The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
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Dec 10, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011, history
Read from June 24 to July 06, 2011

This was an engaging read and I got scoffed a lot at when I mentioned what it was about. Who knew a book about the compilation of the Oxford Dictionary would be so fascinating? My only complaint is that I needed my own copy of the Oxford Dictionary to read alongside. The author used a lot of pretentious words that made it slow going to figure out what he was saying...

I hope it wasn't just me who didn't know all the words...

But other than that, I loved this book.

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