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The Resource The man who made lists : love, death, madness, and the creation of Roget's Thesaurus, Joshua Kendall

The man who made lists : love, death, madness, and the creation of Roget's Thesaurus, Joshua Kendall

Label
The man who made lists : love, death, madness, and the creation of Roget's Thesaurus
Title
The man who made lists
Title remainder
love, death, madness, and the creation of Roget's Thesaurus
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Kendall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Peter Mark Roget--polymath, eccentric, synonym aficionado--was a complicated man. He was a scholar obsessed with his work, yet he had an allure that endeared him to his contemporaries--not to mention a host of female admirers. But most notably, he made lists. Roget longed for order in his chaotic world. His father's premature death and the mental illness of his mother and sister threatened to plunge him into his own madness. And so, at the age of eight, he started making lists. From the heavenly bodies to animals, vegetables, and minerals, young Roget began his quest to put everything in its place, one word at a time. Roget lived a colorful life, full of unexpected twists and discoveries: he narrowly avoided jail in Napoleon's France, invented the slide rule, and of course, brought life to the book that would become synonymous with synonyms.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kendall, Joshua C.
Dewey number
  • 413.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CT788.R534
LC item number
K46 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roget, Peter Mark
  • Roget, Peter Mark
  • Lexicographers
  • Philologists
  • Physicians
  • English language
  • Great Britain
Label
The man who made lists : love, death, madness, and the creation of Roget's Thesaurus, Joshua Kendall
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9780425225899
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007029264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn156902279
  • (OCoLC)156902279
Label
The man who made lists : love, death, madness, and the creation of Roget's Thesaurus, Joshua Kendall
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9780425225899
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007029264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn156902279
  • (OCoLC)156902279

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