The Meaning of Everything. The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary. History of Language, Simon Winchester.

The Meaning of Everything. The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine tight copy in a Fine price clipped dust jacket. Winchester first serves up a lightning history of the English language--"so vast, so sprawling, so wonderfully unwieldy"--and pays homage to the great dictionary makers, from "the irredeemably famous" Samuel Johnson to the "short, pale, smug and boastful" schoolmaster from New Hartford, Noah Webster. He then turns his unmatched talent for story-telling to the making of this most venerable of dictionaries. The Meaning of Everything is a scintillating account of the creation of the greatest monument ever erected to a living language. Item #27497

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