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eBook Write It Right (Principal Works of Ambrose Gwinett Bierce) ePub

by Ambrose Bierce

  • ISBN: 078121968X
  • Category: Arts and Literature
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Ambrose Bierce
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Reprint Services Corp; Possible First edition (November 1, 1989)
  • ePub book: 1299 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1264 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 466

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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American journalist, satirist and writer of sardonic short stories. This biography provides detailed information about his childhood, life, career, achievements and timeline. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American journalist, satirist and writer of sardonic short stories.

He wrote the short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and compiled a satirical lexicon, The Devil's Dictionary. Born: June 24, 1842, Meigs County, Ohio, United States Died: 1914, Mexico Spouse: Mary Ellen Day (m. 1871–1904) Influenced by: Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Voltaire, Jonathan Swift.

Complete Works of Ambrose Bierce (Delphi Classics). For the first time in publishing history, Delphi Classics is proud to present the complete works of master storyteller Ambrose Bierce. This comprehensive eBook is spiced with numerous illustrations, rare and forgotten texts, concise introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material.

Ambrose Bierce, American newspaperman, wit, satirist, and author of sardonic short stories based on themes of death and horror. His life ended in an unsolved mystery

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An Historical Monograph Written in 4930. Of the many causes that conspired to bring about the lamentable failure of self-government in ancient America the most general and comprehensive was, of course, the impracticable nature of the system itself. The habit of obedience to written law, inculcated by generations of respect for actual government able to enforce its authority, will persist for a long time, with an ever lessening power upon the imagination of the people; but there comes a time when the tradition is forgotten and the delusion exhausted.

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Старинная литература: Прочее. The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 1 - Bierce Ambrose. When men perceive that nothing is restraining them but their consent to be restrained, then at last there is nothing to obstruct the free play of that selfishness which is the dominant characteristic and fundamental motive of human nature and human action respectively.

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Comments

Aradwyn Aradwyn
An entertaining and thought provoking book. I never realized that to "climb down" was a contradiction, and many more. Unfortunately I believe grammar purists have already lost the logic battle. American speech train has long since left the depot. If we are to communicate today, then we must conform. Let us say that Bierce is being prescriptive, not descriptive.
Silly Dog Silly Dog
When I was a young man I lived awhile with my stepgrandfather in San Diego, California. I remember he had a slim red volume called 'Write It Right', by Ambrose Bierce. It must have been a first edition, from around 1911, when he was around 21. He had penciled into the flyleaf, "He is at variance with Webster on several points." Gramps prided himself on good grammar and liked working crosswords and the Kingsley Double-Crostics that were published weekly at the back of the 'Saturday Review'. I enjoyed leafing through the Bierce, and noting with interest his preference for treating the noun 'the United States' as a plural. This, it seemed to me, reflected a conservative outlook that preceded, and resisted, federal efforts at promoting a strong sense of national unity. And that is where I place the value of this little volume, as an interesting historical relic of the English language as it was once spoken. Its standards are a lot tighter than our own, and for that reason I recommend it as a guide to the thought patterns of our ancestors living in that now remote time.
WOGY WOGY
A good reference book - It reads like a dictionary, but certainly has its charms.
Bukelv Bukelv
Bierce has composed a useful guide for writers, and it it remains a good resource.

However, you need to take a good deal of this with a grain of salt. Many of the decisions Bierce makes about certain words are rather questionable. The book is old, and Bierce was very much a traditionalist and a pedantic. He was resisting many trends in English that now have become defacto standards. He makes a lot of good points, but sometimes we need to go with the flow, even if certain word choices, as Bierce points out, are quite silly.

This review itself is probably evidence that I haven't assimilated all of the lessons from Bierce, but I hope it causes me to think more about the words I use in the future and maybe integrate some of his advice.
Anayanis Anayanis
This book is a long alphabtical list of literary faults by Ambrose Bierce (an American writer). It is mostly his own 'pet peeves' but this makes it amusing to read as he lists the correct way to say it, and often sounds very angry about the wrong way!! So I would recommend this book if you want to read about the formal 'correct' way to say anything, eg: 'I assumed a disguise' instead of 'I adopted a disguise'. He says you 'only adopt a child, not a disguise' :)