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The devil"s dictionary.

Ambrose Bierce

The devil"s dictionary.

by Ambrose Bierce

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Published by Doubleday in New York .
Written in English


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Originally published, New York : Neale, 1911.

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Open LibraryOL20930935M

  A word book, straight up, with a twist The Devil's Dictionary is an American classic. A Yankee Oscar Wilde with a wicked edge to his tongue, gained from seeing the world early and cynically as it really was, Ambrose Bierce, friend and rival of Mark Twain, was one of America's first great writers and journalists. His razor-sharp wit and underlying rage against hypocrisy is perfectly 4/5(15). 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.

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Read D of The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce. The text begins: DAMN, v. A word formerly much used by the Paphlagonians, the meaning of which is lost. By the learned Dr. Dolabelly Gak it is believed to have been a term of satisfaction, implying the highest possible degree of mental tranquillity. Professor Groke, on the contrary, thinks it expressed an emotion of tumultuous delight. Read A of The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce. The text begins: ABASEMENT, n. A decent and customary mental attitude in the presence of wealth of power. Peculiarly appropriate in an employee when addressing an employer. ABATIS, n. Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside. ABDICATION, n.


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Read more. 7 people found this by: 4. A virtual onslaught of acerbic, confrontational wordplay, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary offers some 1, wickedly clever definitions to the vocabulary of everyday life.

Little is sacred and few are safe, for Bierce targets just about any pursuit, from matrimony to immortality, that allows our willful failings and excesses to shine by: The fact that his "Devil's Dictionary" defines the novel as "A short story padded" speaks volumes of the author's disdain towards that particular literary form.

Nevertheless, no person who considers himself truly literate and educated can afford not to be acquainted with the work of the incomparable Bierce, and most particularly with his unique "Devil's Dictionary"/5().

In the preface, Bierce explains how The Devil’s Dictionary came to be: it is a collection of satirical word definitions that were first published in a newspaper over the course of several years. Bierce wrote the definitions as criticisms of political and social hypocrisy.4/5(86).

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The lexicon was written over three decades as a series of installments for magazines and newspapers/5. 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 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 approve.

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.

Free download or read online The Unabridged Devils Dictionary pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Ambrose Bierce. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this non fiction, classics story are,/5. Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources. Printed in the United States of America 04 03 02 01 00 c Library of Congress Cataloging-in-PublicationData Bierce, Ambrose, –.

The unabridged devil’s dictionary / by Ambrose Bierce ; edited by David E. Schultz and S. Joshi. Rev. of: Devil’s Size: 1MB. 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/5(65).

A word book, straight up, with a twist, "The Devil's Dictionary" is an American classic. A Yankee Oscar Wilde with a wicked edge to his tongue, Ambrose Bierce, friend and rival of Mark Twain, was one of America's first great writers and journalists/5(64).

The Devil’s Dictionary, satiric lexicon by Ambrose Bierce, first compiled as The Cynic’s Word Book in and reissued under the author’s preferred title five years later. The barbed definitions that Bierce began publishing in the Wasp, a weekly journal he edited in San Francisco from tobrought this 19th-century stock form to a new level of artistry.

A narrow and dark lane in downtown San Francisco is named after Ambrose Bierce who lived and worked here as a reporter after the Civil War. Although many point to his ghost story and somewhat witty devil's dictionary pieces as his signature; his war short fiction and autobiographical journalisitc war pieces - including the stunning What I Saw of Shiloh - have a force, style and feeling you /5.

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Choose the part of The Devil's Dictionary which you want to read from the table of contents to get started. The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical dictionary written by American Civil War soldier, journalist, and writer Ambrose Bierce consisting of common words followed by humorous and satirical definitions.

The lexicon was written over three decades as a series of installments for magazines and newspapers. Bierce's witty definitions were imitated and plagiarized for years before he gathered them into books, first as The Cynic's Word Book Author: Ambrose Bierce.

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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 them with.

LibriVox recording of The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce. Ambrose Bierce ( - ?), satirist, critic, poet, short story writer and journalist. His fiction showed a clean economical style often sprinkled with subtle cynical comments on human behaviour. I, unlike you, have read every word of Ambrose Bierce’s The Devil’s Dictionary ()—and read it recently.

And it gets better. And it gets better. I, at the cost of an ocean of labor, have cherry-picked the seventy-four best bits out of the approximately three thousand billion trillion entries, and I am going to give you those seventy. You might expect such a dim view of human nature to be something of a depressing read, but paradoxically, The Devil's Dictionary, first published inis supremely cheering and liberating in.

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).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.