The Meaning of Everything

The Meaning of Everything

Sinopsis

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.

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Capítulos

  • Chapter 001
    Duración: 22min
  • Chapter 002
    Duración: 14min
  • Chapter 003
    Duración: 20min
  • Chapter 004
    Duración: 14min
  • Chapter 005
    Duración: 16min
  • Chapter 006
    Duración: 18min
  • Chapter 007
    Duración: 07min
  • Chapter 008
    Duración: 14min
  • Chapter 009
    Duración: 10min
  • Chapter 010
    Duración: 09min
  • Chapter 011
    Duración: 11min
  • Chapter 012
    Duración: 12min
  • Chapter 013
    Duración: 15min
  • Chapter 014
    Duración: 06min
  • Chapter 015
    Duración: 15min
  • Chapter 016
    Duración: 12min
  • Chapter 017
    Duración: 09min
  • Chapter 018
    Duración: 13min
  • Chapter 019
    Duración: 12min
  • Chapter 020
    Duración: 14min
  • Chapter 021
    Duración: 17min
  • Chapter 022
    Duración: 15min
  • Chapter 023
    Duración: 08min
  • Chapter 024
    Duración: 11min
  • Chapter 025
    Duración: 08min
  • Chapter 026
    Duración: 14min
  • Chapter 027
    Duración: 10min
  • Chapter 028
    Duración: 11min
  • Chapter 029
    Duración: 11min
  • Chapter 030
    Duración: 09min
  • Chapter 031
    Duración: 16min
  • Chapter 032
    Duración: 11min
  • Chapter 033
    Duración: 11min
  • Chapter 034
    Duración: 07min
  • sample-961
    Duración: 01min

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