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Devils Dictionary

  • This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every article. ******************. The Devil''s Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, is a satirical book published in 1911. It offers reinterpretations of terms in the English language which lampoon cant and political double-talk....

    Publisher : MobileReference.com
    published : 2008
  • The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881, and was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until 1906. 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. To quote the publishers of the present work:...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 1911
  • The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881. In this book , Ambrose Bierce skewers far more the world of politics, but it is the political realm where Bierce's observations are astonishingly and depressingly relevant a centry later.

    Publisher : NuVision Publications, LLC
    published : 2003
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    Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
    published : 2009
  • Over 1,000 barbed and brilliant definitions. Congratulations are "the civility of envy," a historian is a "broad-gauged gossip," many more. H. L. Mencken called these "some of the most gorgeous witticisms in the English language."

    Publisher : Dover Publications
    published : 2012
  • "Bore: A person who talks when you wish him to listen." "Lawyer: One skilled in circumvention of the law." "Positive: Mistaken at the top of one's voice." These and more than 1,000 other comic definitions appear in Ambrose Bierce's wicked satire of conventional dictionaries. An ideal gift for lovers of language, this classic of American humor features...

    Publisher : Dover Publications
    published : 2013
  • 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. A number of the definitions are accompanied by satiric verses, many of which are signed with comic...

    Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
    published : 2012
  • A new collection of bitter, biting definitions to celebrate the centenary of The Devil?s Dictionary that exposes pretension and deceit and paints a mocking portrait of our society?s vanity and hypocrisy.

    Publisher : Lyons Press
    published : 2011
  • Your Survival Guide to the Hades of Wall Street The Devil's Financial Dictionary skewers the plutocrats and bureaucrats who gave us exploding mortgages, freakish risks, and banks too big to fail. And it distills the complexities, absurdities, and pomposities of Wall Street into plain truths and aphorisms anyone can understand. An indispensable...

    Publisher : PublicAffairs
    published : 2015
  • This dictionary covers, in one volume, over 1,800 of the most important deities and demons from around the world. From classical Greek and Roman mythology to the gods of Eastern Europe and Mesopotamia, from Nordic giants to Islamic jinns and Egyptian monsters, it is packed with descriptions of the figures most worshipped and feared around the world...

    Publisher : Taylor and Francis
    published : 2004
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