The Meaning of Everything is the absorbing story behind the making of the first Oxford English Dictionary. Originally mooted in 1857, it would be another 71 years before the British prime minister could celebrate the completion of 'the greatest enterprise of its kind in history'. In this delightful account of the OED's creation, Winchester introduces us to a host of extraordinary characters, from the murderer who contributed from his prisoncell to the self-taught draper's son who guided the project towards triumphant fruition.
- Limba : Engleza
- Data Publicarii : 23 Sep 2004
- Format : Paperback
- Numar pagini : 288
- ISBN : 9780192805768