Devils Dictionary

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Devils Dictionary

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Born in Ohio in 1842, journalist, short-story writer and critic Ambrose Bierce developed into one of this countrys most celebrated and cynical wits - a merciless American Swift whose literary barbs were aimed at folly, self-delusion, politics, business, reliegion, literature and the arts. In this splendid dictionary of epigrams, essays, verses and vignettes, youll fi Born in Ohio in 1842, journalist, short-story writer and critic Ambrose Bierce developed into one of this countrys most celebrated and cynical wits - a merciless American Swift whose literary barbs were aimed at folly, self-delusion, politics, business, reliegion, literature and the arts. In this splendid dictionary of epigrams, essays, verses and vignettes, youll 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-guage gossip). Anyone who likes to laugh will love the Devils 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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Born in Ohio in 1842, journalist, short-story writer and critic Ambrose Bierce developed into one of this countrys most celebrated and cynical wits - a merciless American Swift whose literary barbs were aimed at folly, self-delusion, politics, business, reliegion, literature and the arts. In this splendid dictionary of epigrams, essays, verses and vignettes, youll fi Born in Ohio in 1842, journalist, short-story writer and critic Ambrose Bierce developed into one of this countrys most celebrated and cynical wits - a merciless American Swift whose literary barbs were aimed at folly, self-delusion, politics, business, reliegion, literature and the arts. In this splendid dictionary of epigrams, essays, verses and vignettes, youll 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-guage gossip). Anyone who likes to laugh will love the Devils 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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Title Devils Dictionary Height 1.3
Ambrose Bierce Width 12.7
ISBN-13 9781853263644 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #1853263648 Spine Width
Publisher Wordsworth Classics Pages 256
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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