The Meaning of Everything

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Sinopse

From the bestselling author of
The Professor and the Madman,
The Map That Changed the World,
and Krakatoa

Writing with marvelous brio, Simon Winchester first serves up a lightning history of the English language and pays homage to the great dictionary makers from Samuel Johnson to Noah Webster before turning his unmatched talent for storytelling to the making of the most venerable of dictionaries – The Oxford English Dictionary. Here the listener is presented with lively portraits of such key figures as the brilliant but sickly first editor Herbert Coleridge, the colorful, wildly eccentric Frederick Furnivall, and the incomparable James Augustus Henry Murray, who spent half a century as editor bringing the project to fruition. Winchester lovingly describes the minutiae of dictionary making, brings us to visit the unseemly corrugated iron shed that Murray grandly dubbed The Scriptorium, and introduces some of the legion of volunteers, from Fitzedward Hall, a bitter hermit obsessively devoted to the OED, to the murderous W. C. Minor, whose story is one of dangerous madness, ineluctable sadness, and ultimate redemption.

The Meaning of Everything is a scintillating account of the creation of the greatest monument erected to a living language.

Capítulos

  • Chapter 001

    Duração: 22min
  • Chapter 002

    Duração: 14min
  • Chapter 003

    Duração: 20min
  • Chapter 004

    Duração: 14min
  • Chapter 005

    Duração: 16min
  • Chapter 006

    Duração: 18min
  • Chapter 007

    Duração: 07min
  • Chapter 008

    Duração: 14min
  • Chapter 009

    Duração: 10min
  • Chapter 010

    Duração: 09min
  • Chapter 011

    Duração: 11min
  • Chapter 012

    Duração: 12min
  • Chapter 013

    Duração: 15min
  • Chapter 014

    Duração: 06min
  • Chapter 015

    Duração: 15min
  • Chapter 016

    Duração: 12min
  • Chapter 017

    Duração: 09min
  • Chapter 018

    Duração: 13min
  • Chapter 019

    Duração: 12min
  • Chapter 020

    Duração: 14min
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