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The devil's dictionary

Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These caustic aphorisms, collected in The Devil's Dictionary, helped earn Ambrose Bierce the epithets Bitter Bierce, the Devil's Lexicographer, and the Wickedest Man in San Francisco. First published as The Cynic's Word Book (1906) and later reissued under its preferred name in 1911, Bierce's notorious collection of barbed definitions forcibly contradicts Samuel Johnson's earlier definition of a lexicographer as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Humor
Dictionaries Humor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ambrose Bierce
ISBN: 0195126262 9780195126266 0195126270 9780195126273
OCLC Number: 39052457
Description: xxx, 219 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Ambrose Bierce ; with an introduction by Roy Morris, Jr.
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A satiric lexicon first published as "The Cynic's Word Book" in 1906, and later reissued under the author's preferred titled in 1911. Ambrose Bierce was one of the most celebrated reporters of his  Read more...

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"An enjoyable work, fun to read as well as thought-provoking....Just because the dictionary is 90 years old doesn't make it any less apropos for modern readers."--Naples Daily News

 
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