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The Devil's Dictionary

The Devil's Dictionary

By: Ambrose Bierce

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Born in Ohio in 1842, journalist, short-story writer and critic Ambrose Bierce developed into one of this country's most celebrated and cynical wits — a merciless "American Swift" whose literary barbs were aimed at folly, self-delusion, politics, business, religion, literature and the arts. In this splendid "dictionary" of epigrams, essays, verses and vignettes, you'll find over 1,000 pointed definitions, e.g. Congratulation ("The civility of envy"), Coward ("One who in a perilous emergency thinks with his legs") and Historian ("A broad-gauge gossip"). Anyone who likes to laugh will love The Devil's Dictionary. Anyone looking for a bon mot to enliven their next speech, paper or conversation will have a field day thumbing through what H. L. Mencken called "some of the most gorgeous witticisms in the English language."

Reprint of the Neale Publishing Company, 1911 edition.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486275426
ISBN 139780486275420
Author/EditorAmbrose Bierce
FormatBook
Grade level9 and Up (ages 14 and up)
Page Count144
Dimensions5 3/16 x 8 1/4

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