The Meaning of Everything

The Meaning of Everything


By (author) Simon Winchester, Read by Simon Winchester

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  • Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
  • Format: CD-Audio | 7 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 150mm x 26mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Rearsby
  • ISBN 10: 1407485644
  • ISBN 13: 9781407485645
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 476,907

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The Meaning of Everything is a scintillating account of the creation of the greatest monument ever erected to a living language, the Oxford English Dictionary. Simon Winchester's supple, vigorous prose illuminates this dauntingly ambitious project: a seventy-year odyssey to create the grandfather of all word-books. A truly wonderful celebration of the English language. This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed.

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