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The Devil's Dictionary (Dover Thrift Editions)

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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."

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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."

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Over 1,000 barbed and brilliant definitions by the 19th-century journalist and satirist often called "the American Swift." Congratulations are "the civility of envy." A coward is "one who in an emergency thinks with his legs." A historian is a "broad-gauge gossip," more. H. L. Mencken called these "some of the most gorgeous witticisms in the English language."

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Dover Thrift edition. An unabridged edition of this 1911 Ambrose Bierce classic.

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ISBN:
9780486275420
Preface:
Bierce, Ambrose Gwinnett
Author:
Bierce, Ambrose Gwinnett
Preface by:
Bierce, Ambrose
Preface:
Bierce, Ambrose
Author:
Bierce, Ambrose
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Vocabulary
Subject:
Dictionaries - Idioms & Slang
Subject:
Vocabulary -- Humor.
Subject:
English language -- Dictionaries -- Humor.
Subject:
Reference-Slang and Idioms
Subject:
Reference - Dictionaries
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
no. 21
Publication Date:
19930531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.27 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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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."
"Synopsis" by ,
Over 1,000 barbed and brilliant definitions by the 19th-century journalist and satirist often called "the American Swift." Congratulations are "the civility of envy." A coward is "one who in an emergency thinks with his legs." A historian is a "broad-gauge gossip," more. H. L. Mencken called these "some of the most gorgeous witticisms in the English language."
"Synopsis" by , Dover Thrift edition. An unabridged edition of this 1911 Ambrose Bierce classic.
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