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The Story of Webster's Third - Herbert C. Morton

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Philip Gove's Controversial Dictionary and Its Critics

Herbert C. Morton

Signed and Inscribed by Author!

Stated First Published 1994

Hardbound - Black Cloth/Gilt Lettering

Book Description: Cambridge University Press, 1994

Book Condition:  Very Good/Lightly Bumped Spine

Dust Jacket Condition:  Very Good/Lightly Rubbed/Bumped

Light Spine Fade


348 Pages

The publication of Webster's Third New International Dictionary in 1961 set off a storm of controversy in both the popular press and in scholarly journals that was virtually unprecedented in its scope and intensity. This is the first full account of the controversy, set within the larger background of how the dictionary was planned and put together by its editor-in-chief, Philip Babcock Gove. Based on original research and interviews with the people who knew and worked with Gove, this is a human story as well as the story of the making of a dictionary. The author skilfully interweaves an account.

Signed and Inscribed:  "To L: Celebrating 60 Years of your words and mine. 

With Best Wishes.  Herb  August 1994


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