9780399535055

Reading the OED : One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages

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  • ISBN13:

    9780399535055

  • ISBN10:

    0399535055

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-05-05
  • Publisher: Perigee Trade
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Summary

With sharp wit, sheer delight, and a keen eye, Shea shares his year inside the "Oxford English Dictionary," delivering an eye-crossing account of reading every word, and revealing the most obscure, hilarious gems he discovers along the way.

Author Biography

Ammon Shea read his first dictionary, Merriam Webster-'s Second International, ten years ago, and followed it up with the sequel, Webster-'s Third International. He has been reading dictionaries, lexicons, and glossaries ever since. He lives surrounded by large, old books.

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