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Oxford English Dictionary - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Oxford English Dictionary
 
 
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Oxford English Dictionary - LIFE STORIES
 
 
4/19/1928     The OED, the Professor & the Madman
On this date in 1928, the final volume of the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary was published. The original estimate was that the complete four-volume set would take ten years; when it took five years to get to "ant," the editors knew they had underestimated spectacularly. They did not know that they were being significantly helped by a contributor from the insane asylum.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology
reference
 
Oxford English Dictionary: Version 3.0 (software)
software / cd-rom
 
Shorter Oxford English Dictionary
reference
 
The Compact Oxford English Dictionary / Book, Magnifying Glass, User's Guide
reference
 
The New Oxford American Dictionary
reference
 
The Oxford American Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus
reference
 
The Oxford American Thesaurus of Current English
reference
 
The Oxford Companion to English Literature
guide
 
The Oxford Picture Dictionary: Monolingual
reference
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Caught in the Web of Words: James Murray and the Oxford English Dictionary
by K. M. Elisabeth Murray, R. W. Burchfield
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The Professor and the Madman
by Simon Winchester
non-fiction, literary history
 
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