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Reading the OED - by Ammon Shea (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 232

Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines

Sub-Genre: General

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Tarcherperigee

Age Range: Teen

Author: Ammon Shea

Language: English

TCIN: 79258991
UPC: 9780399535055
Item Number (DPCI): 247-20-5662


An obsessive word lover's account of reading the entire Oxford English Dictionary, hailed as "the Super Size Me of lexicography."

"I'm reading the OED so you don't have to," says Ammon Shea on his slightly masochistic journey to scale the word lover's Mount Everest: the Oxford English Dictionary. In 26 chapters filled with sharp wit, sheer delight, and a documentarian's keen eye, Shea shares his year inside the OED, delivering a hair-pulling, eye-crossing account of reading every word.

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