Last October I received The Professor and the Madman as a present. I’ve recently finished it, so here are, the last lines:

While it is of course in and of itself no justification for ever needing to own the great book, the finding of Minor’s name presents perhaps the finest examples of the kind of serendipitous moments for which the OED is justly famous. And few would disagree that serendipity, in dictionaries, is a most splendid thing indeed.

 

You can buy the book here on Amazon. Happy reading!

Final Lines Friday – The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

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