The Creation of the Oxford Dictionary

August 5, 2014 With Simon Winchester

All you need to know about the English language is to be found in the great Oxford dictionary–except the tale of the strange genius who conceived and organized it and the many unusual assistants (including a murderer and a madman) who worked with him. All of that is to be found in Winchester’s book on the subject and/or in this extended conversation from 2003.


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