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Julia Keay - Alexander The Corrector (2nd Hand Hardback)

SKU B000899

The bizarre and fascinating story of Alexander Cruden, who single-handedly compiled the monumental dictionary/index/gazetteer to the Bible, Cruden’s Concordance - still going strong 260 years later.

Cruden's Concordance to the Bible was a monumental achievement; at 2.5 million words, it is four times the length of the bible itself.

Yet Alexander Cruden is remembered today not so much for his mighty work as for the widespread belief that he was mad.

Born in Scotland in 1699, Cruden spent much of his life in and out of asylums. Julia Keay uncovers the true, but no less tragic, story of his "madness".

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Autobiography & Biography
  • Published : 2004 (1st Ed.)
  • ISBN : 9780007131952
  • SKU : B000899
  • PPC : SP400gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"Although at times little flippancies intrude, Julia Keay has written a very readable account of an unusual life - an unusual man in ability and manner, an unusually sustained set of misfortunes and misadventure, and an unusually strong resilience - to lay before us her conclusions that he was never mad." - The Library Thing.

The Author

Julia Keay is co-editor with John Keay of the Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland and author of The Spy Who Never Was, With Passport and Parasol and Alexander the Corrector.