Caught in the web of words : James A. H. Murray ahd the Oxford English dictionary
|Format:||Print Book 1977|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
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 Dictionary, and a lexicographer greater by far than Dr. Johnson. It also provides an absorbing account of how the dictionary was written, the personalities of the people working on it, and the endless difficulties which nearly led to the whole enterprise being abandoned.
Murray, James A. H.
-- (James Augustus Henry),
Murray, James A. H. -- (James Augustus Henry), -- 1837-1915. -- New English dictionary.
Lexicographers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
|Publisher|| New Haven :Yale University Press,1977
386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.