MURRAY, K. M. ELISABETH
Title Caught In The Web Of Words: James Murray And The Oxford English Dictionary.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Good condition. Library discard with usual labels, markings and stamping.
Edition Sixth Printing.
Publisher Yale University Press. New Haven and London: 1978.
0300021313 / 9780300021318
Seller ID 40623X1
This unique and celebrated biography describes how a largely self-educated boy from a small village in Scotland entered the world of scholarship and became the first editor of the Oxford English Diction, and a lexicographer greater by far than Dr. Johnson. It also provides an absorbing account of how the dictionarywas written, the personalities of the people working on it, and the endless difficulties which nearly led the whole enterprise being abandoned. Includes an Index. "I have read no more fascinaing book for some time." - Daily Telegraph
(Key Words: James Murray, K. M. Elizabeth Murray, Oxford English Dictionary, OED, Lexicographers, Dictionaries, Biography, George Sweet, Philological Society, Batholomew Price, Dr. W. C. Minor, Benjamin Jowett, Frederick J. Furnivall, Alexander John Ellis).