The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary (Paperback)Simon Winchester (author)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 307 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 15 mm
exuberant, serious, funny, short, full, entrancingly readable. * Jane Gardam, The Spectator *
compelling reading. Winchester is excellent on the theory and practice of lexicography * Sunday Times *
Irresistible * The Independent *
Simon Winchester's book is a fascinating catalogue of political wrangles, logistical conundrums and personal battles that underlay the work's creation. This book is a delightful curiosity * Zoe Green, Daily Telegraph *
Simon Winchester has told this story with a touch of human drama and with a true sense of the social history that surrounded the enterprise. * Stephen Wade, Contemporary Review *
A lively and largely informative chronicle of a still-staggering enterprise * Helen Zaltzman, Observer *
absorbing and entertaining * Thmes Literary Supplement *
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