The Devil's Dictionary (Dover Thrift Editions)

The Devil's Dictionary (Dover Thrift Editions)

By: "Bierce, Ambrose"

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Born in Ohio in 1842, journalist, short-story writer and critic Ambrose Bierce developed into one of this country's most celebrated and cynical wits -- a merciless "American Swift" whose literary barbs were aimed at folly, self-delusion, politics, business, religion, literature and the arts. In this splendid "dictionary" of epigrams, essays, verses and vignettes, you'll 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-gauge gossip"). Anyone who likes to laugh will love The Devil's 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."

Title: The Devil's Dictionary (Dover Thrift Editions)

Author Name: "Bierce, Ambrose"

Categories: classics,

Publisher: Dover Publications:

ISBN Number: 0486275426

ISBN Number 13: 9780486275420

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD

lb: 2.10 lb

Seller ID: 9780486275420