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The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

Winchester, Simon

ISBN 10: 0198607024 / ISBN 13: 9780198607021
Verlag: Oxford University Press, 2003
Gebraucht Zustand: Fine Hardcover
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Titel: The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the ...

Verlag: Oxford University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2003

Einband: Hard Cover


Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine

Signiert: Signed by Author

Auflage: First Edition.

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The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary


This is a book to savour and linger over ... a book that delights and instructs in equal measure. A must for all those who use and love the language. (DAWN, Pakistan)

Responsible for first conceiving the dictionary and then seeing it to publication were an extraordinary collection of scholars, editors and keen volunteers. Winchester brings many of them to life in his book with great warmth and admiration. (DAWN, Pakistan)

with gripping narrative flair, he brings one of the most intriguing of forgotten histories to life (The Guardian)

an absorbing entertaining narrative (John Mullan, Evening Standard)

a fascinating history (Andrew Rosenheim, Independent Review)

the book has charm, eccentricity, and readability (Mark Bostridge)

In his hands, a tortuous process of scholarship becomes a fascinating story (Observer (Review))

an absorbing and entertaining history...Simon Winchester's captivating book stresses the qualities which made the Oxford English Dictionary the remarkable book that it remains (Tom Penn, Times Literary Supplement)

this is history brought to life. If you love words, this will be the most fascinating book you'll read all year (Choice Magazine)

one of the most illuminating, enjoyable reads (Tara Pepper, Newsweek)

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