The Book of insults, ancient & modern: an amiable history of insult, invective, imprecation & incivility (literary, political & historical) hurled through the ages & compiled as a public service by Nancy McPhee

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Penguin Books, Jan 1, 1980 - Humor - 160 pages
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Choice examples of the art of invective, many of which are the result of strong personal animosities between members of the literary, artistic, and political communities

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A compendium of the best insults, is of course not an objective anthology. McPhee's book is pretty good, and not startlingly original. But if imagination fails you at a moment of stress, these examples, and quotes are all here. I think there are enough here for most occasions. Read full review

Contents

Foreword
7
The land God gave to Cain
84
Of the badness of the government
110
Index
155
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