The Devil's Dictionary
Courier Dover Publications, May 20, 1993 - Fiction - 139 pages
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."
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The most complete version of Bierce's acerbic dictionary. This is one of the finest pieces of philosophical humour ever produced, a work of wit that certainly fulfills the original meaning of satire, a full platter. Read full review
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A colleague of mine recommended this book to me a few years ago- I had completely forgotten to read it until I was reminded once again recently. I'm so happy that I've finally gotten around to it, and ... Read full review
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