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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. The compilation of the OED, begun in 1857, was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light: Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.
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THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN Official Trailer #2 (2019) Mel Gibson, Sean Penn Movie HD

Earlier this month, the trailer for Mel Gibson's new movie arrived, but you'd forgiven for missing it as it was hardly promoted. The Professor and the Madman is a passion project for Gibson: he worked for two decades on adapting Simon Winchester's book, The Surgeon of Crowthorne , about the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary. But now, around two and a half years later, Gibson would probably rather you didn't see the movie.
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Wish List. Rating: 3. Overview A drama set in the nineteenth century based on the book by Simon Winchester. Sir James Murray is the professor and Dr. William Chester Minor is the madman. Minor, a retired army surgeon living in an insane asylum after being found innocent of a crime by reason of insanity, learns volunteers are needed to contribute entries to what would become the Oxford English Dictionary.


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