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eBook The Devil's Dictionary: Complete Unabridged ePub

by Ambrose Bierce

  • ISBN: 0486482243
  • Category: Humor
  • Subcategory: Entertainment
  • Author: Ambrose Bierce
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Unabridged, Complete edition (May 19, 2011)
  • Pages: 352
  • ePub book: 1528 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1568 kb
  • Other: azw lit mbr lit
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 276

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Maybe I'm not into poetry (much more English poetry), but I found the poems quite fun to read, though I expected them to be boring.

The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary is a virtual onslaught of acerbic, confrontational wordplay, offering some . Although Ambrose Bierce is little known today, there was a time when he was among the most widely read authors in America. His main claims to fame are his short stories, such as "The Damned Thing" or "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," that have been adapted for television, but he got his start with the Devil's Dictionary.

Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). His mordancy, his saracasm, his refusal to compromise earned him the title, 'Bitter Bierce.

The Devil’s Dictionary, the brilliant lexicon of subversively cynical definitions on which Bierce worked for decades .

The Devil’s Dictionary, the brilliant lexicon of subversively cynical definitions on which Bierce worked for decades, displays to the full his corrosive wit. In Bits of Autobiography, the series of memoirs that includes the memorable What I Saw of Shiloh, he recreates his experiences in the war and its aftermath.

150 quotes from The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary: ‘Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage. Scriptures, n. The sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based. Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary. tags: false, holy-book, holy-religion, humor, irony, profane, sacred, scripture, scriptures.

Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary is a classic that stands alongside the best work of satirists such as Twain, Mencken, and Thurber. If we could only put aside our civil pose and say what we really thought, the world would be a lot like the one alluded to in The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary. There, a bore is a person who talks when you wish him to listen, and happiness is an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.

Title: The Devil's Dictionary. Author: Ambrose Bierce. Most of these books were merely stupid, though some of them added the distinction of silliness. Release Date: July 26, 2008 Last updated: August 22, 2015. The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881, and was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until 1906. In that year a large part of it was published in covers with the title The Cynic's Word Book, a name which the author had not the power to reject or happiness to approve.

The Devil's Dictionary - Ambrose Bierce. The devil's dictionary. I have read a much abridged version of this, and I must say, I find the abridge version much more satisfying.

by Ambrose Bierce THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY AUTHOR'S PREFACE The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881, and was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until 1906

by Ambrose Bierce THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY AUTHOR'S PREFACE The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881, and was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until 1906. The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881, and was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until 1906

"Bore: A person who talks when you wish him to listen." "Lawyer: One skilled in circumvention of the law." "Positive: Mistaken at the top of one's voice." These and more than 1,000 other comic definitions appear in Ambrose Bierce's wicked satire of conventional dictionaries. An ideal gift for lovers of language, this classic of American humor features a wealth of quips praised by H. L. Mencken as "some of the most gorgeous witticisms in the English language."

Comments

Chi Chi
Every definition enlightening and entertaining. Pertinent years after it's original penning. Every wordsmith will appreciate the satire and cynicism of Mark Twain's lesser known contemporary. You'll read this dictionary from A-Z as fast as possible.
Tygrafym Tygrafym
A bit convoluted.
Hinewen Hinewen
Excellent, exactly what I wanted.