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The Devil"s Dictionary

by Ambrose Bierce

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Published by Book Jungle .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Reference / General,
  • General,
  • Reference

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages292
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9430936M
    ISBN 101604240369
    ISBN 109781604240368

    In the Devil's Dictionary, he let his sense of humour and his cynical outlook on life colour a collection of dictionary-like definitions. (Summary by Peter) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. The Devils Dictionary. 63 likes 1 talking about this. This explanation is made, not with any pride of priority in trifles, but in simple denial of possible charges of plagiarism, which is no ers:

    The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical list of definitions compiled by witty writer Ambrose Bierce over a period of decades. Reading parts of this work can help us understand how satire works. ‎The Devil's Dictionary is a hilarious satire from one of the most brilliant and incisive writers of all time --Ambrose Bierce.

    Preface. The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in , and was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until 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 is a satirical "reference" book written by Ambrose Bierce. The book offers reinterpretations of terms in the English language, lampooning cant and political doublespeak, as well as other aspects of human foolishness and frailty. It was originally published in as The Cynic's Word Book before being retitled in /5(K).


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Preface: The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper inand was continued in a desultory way and at long intervals until 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 nor the happiness to quote the publishers of the present work: "This more reverent.

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The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical dictionary written by American Civil War soldier, wit, and writer Ambrose Bierce consisting of common words followed by "howlingly funny" definitions.

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The complete text of The Devil’s Dictionary. Author’s Preface. The Devil’s Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper inand was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until 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 by Ambrose Bierce is a satirical version of the dictionary. It takes popular words used the dictionary and replaces the definitions with hilarious, satirical definitions.

Diccionario del Diablo (The Devil's Dictionary) El Diccionario del Diablo es una recopilación satírica de definiciones corrosivas escrito de a por Ambrose Bierce. Inicialmente fue publicado en fragmentos en diversos periódicos durante más de veinte años/5(67). The devil's dictionary Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item.

Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.).Pages:   The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce, with an introduction by Angus Calder and illustrations by Ralph Steadman pp, Bloomsbury, £ People are mean, selfish and greedy; the world is.

The New Devil’s Dictionary: words for the end of the world. To publish highly sensitive information that was once delivered to every doorstep in an enormous, bright yellow book. The Devil's Dictionary is a popular book by Ambrose Bierce. Read The Devil's Dictionary, free online version of the book by Ambrose Bierce, on Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary consists of 26 parts for ease of reading.

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Some of it was published under the title The Cynic's Word Book. Inthe entire work was finally compiled and published under the name The Devil's Dictionary.

Apart from zany definitions, the book is also peppered with trenchant bits of verse that add to the appeal. The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce.

Originally published as The Cynic’s Word Book, Ambrose Bierce’s wickedly satirical “reference book” was retitled The Devil’s Dictionary in Here are some choice excerpts from this highly entertaining work: Conservative (n.) A statesman who is enamoured of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace.

The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical dictionary written by American journalist and author Ambrose Bierce. Originally published in as The Cynic's Word Book, it features Bierce's witty and often ironic spin on many common English words.

Buy the Paperback Book The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce atCanada's largest bookstore. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. Born in Ohio injournalist, short-story writer and critic Ambrose Bierce developed into one of this country's most celebrated and cynical wits -- a merciless "American Swift" whose.

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