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Caught in the Web of Words: James A.H. Murray & the Oxford English Dictionary K.M. Elisabeth Murray

Caught in the Web of Words: James A.H. Murray & the Oxford English Dictionary

K.M. Elisabeth Murray

Published November 1st 2011
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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 & became the first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, & a lexicographer greater by far thanMoreThis unique and celebrated biography describes how a largely self-educated boy from a small village in Scotland entered the world of scholarship & became the first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, & 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 & the endless difficulties which nearly led to the whole enterprise being abandoned.