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Caught in the Web of Words : James Murray and the Oxford English Dictionary

Caught in the Web of Words : James Murray and the Oxford English Dictionary - 77 edition

ISBN13: 978-0300089196

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ISBN13: 978-0300089196
ISBN10: 0300089198
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Edition: 77
Copyright: 1977
Publisher: Yale University Press
Published: 1977
International: No

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Caught in the Web of Words : James Murray and the Oxford English Dictionary - 77 edition

ISBN13: 978-0300089196

K.M. Elisabeth Murray

ISBN13: 978-0300089196
ISBN10: 0300089198
Cover type:
Edition: 77
Copyright: 1977
Publisher: Yale University Press
Published: 1977
International: No
Summary

This is a biography of James Murray, the first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. It provides an account of his life, along with how the dictionary was written and the difficulties that nearly led to the whole enterprise being abandoned.

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