The Meaning of Everything

The Meaning of Everything

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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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Product details

  • CD-Audio | 7 pages
  • 138 x 150 x 26mm | 199.58g
  • Whole Story Audio Books
  • Rearsby, United Kingdom
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1407485644
  • 9781407485645
  • 639,719

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'An inspired story of conflict, madness, genius, and inspiration so amusing that at times it reads like fiction - but it isn't.' LIBRARY JOURNAL 'A magnificent account, swift and compelling, of obsession, scholarship, and ultimately, philanthropy of the first magnitude.' KIRKUS REVIEW 'A lively and largely informative chronicle of a still-staggering enterprise.' OBSERVER
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3,960 ratings
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3 22% (887)
2 4% (142)
1 1% (28)
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