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CAUGHT IN THE WEB OF WORDS: James Murray and the Oxford English Dictionary

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This unique and celebrated biography describes how a largely self-educated boy from a small village in Scotland entered the world of scholarship and became the first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, and a lexicographer greater by far than Dr. Johnson. It also provides an absorbing account of how the dictionary was written, the personalities of the people working on it, and the endless difficulties which nearly led to the whole enterprise being abandoned.
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9780300089196
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Paperback
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February 8, 2001
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