The Devil ́s Dictionary

The Devil ́s Dictionary PDF Author: Ambrose Bierce
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ISBN: 373408265X
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 170

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Reproduction of the original: The Devil ́s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY

THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY PDF Author: Ambrose Bierce
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ISBN: 8027223741
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 139

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"THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY" is a classic satire in the form of a dictionary on which Bierce worked for decades. It was originally published in 1906 as The Cynic's Word Book before being retitled in 1911. A number of the definitions are accompanied by satiric verses, many of which are signed with comic pseudonyms. It offers reinterpretations of terms in the English language which lampoon cant and political double-talk as well as other aspects of human foolishness and frailty. The definitions provide satirical, witty and often politically pointed representations of the words that is seeks to "define". The Devil's Dictionary has inspired many imitations both in its day and more recently. Ambrose Bierce (1842 – 1914?) was an American satirist, critic, poet, editor and journalist. Bierce became a prolific author of short stories often humorous and sometimes bitter or macabre. His dark, sardonic views and vehemence as a critic earned him the nickname, "Bitter Bierce".

The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary PDF Author: Ambrose Bierce
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ISBN: 9781789874587
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 0

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Ambrose Bierce's classic collection of witty and satirical asides, arranged alphabetically as a dictionary, is presented here in full. Known as a hero for his actions in the American Civil War, Bierce distinguished himself later in life as a barbed commentator who would turn his ire to all sorts of topics. Today, most of his journalism and opinion pieces are consigned to obscurity. Lasting fame however was gained from the Devil's Dictionary; wherein Bierce redefines popular terms in a deeply sardonic, even bitter, manner. Bierce had a painful experience fighting, where he lay wounded for hours upon a hellish battlefield. He watched men slaughter one another like animals, and this horrific experience changed his outlook forever: Bierce viewed mankind and life through a cynical lens, and it was this outlook that lost him many friends. He achieved final notoriety when, in 1913, he disappeared without trace and was never found. The Devil's Dictionary is, as the title suggests, full of dark and devilish humor. For instance, it describes the Adam's Apple as a "protuberance on the throat of a man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place." and marriage as a "state of temporary insanity only cured by the passage of time." Such brief, cutting asides are perfect for occasional reference, when one is in the mood for dark wit. Underpinned by brevity and a keen sense of the ironic, this book is a satiric masterwork and a perfect introduction to the author. Few of the definitions feel dated or rooted in their time: Bierce composed his satirical dictionary over decades in the late-19th and early 20th century. Later writers such as H. L. Mencken admired and took inspiration from Bierce's many barbs, and he remains admired to this day.

The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce - Delphi Classics (Illustrated) PDF Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 1786564424
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 191

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Devil’s Dictionary’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Ambrose Bierce’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Bierce includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Devil’s Dictionary’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Bierce’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

The Devil's Dictionary

The Devil's Dictionary PDF Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: Mint Editions
ISBN: 9781513132464
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 236

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The Devil's Dictionary (1906) is a work of satire by Ambrose Bierce. Although he is commonly remembered for his chilling short stories on the experiences of Civil War soldiers, Bierce was recognized in his day as a leading journalist and humorist who spent decades ruffling feathers and drawing laughter with his witty opinion columns, poems, and definitions. Toward the end of his career, he decided to compile these satirical definitions into a book, following in the footsteps of Samuel Johnson, Noah Webster, and Gustave Flaubert. Immensely popular upon publication, The Devil's Dictionary inspired countless imitators, but remains one-of-a-kind. Reading Bierce's definitions today, it's not hard to imagine the controversy they must have caused, matched only by the laughs they must have roused, when published at the onset of the twentieth century. Written during a period of undaunted industrial growth, of immense wealth and promise in a nation recently torn apart by civil war, The Devil's Dictionary preserves a tantalizing touch of irreverence and doubt which must remain funny to those who know humor when they sense it. "AIR, n. A nutritious substance supplied by a bountiful providence for the fattening of the poor." "CONSERVATIVE, n. A statesman who is enamoured of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others." Crafted for the cynic, quoted by the misanthrope, Bierce's definitions prove profoundly entertaining and frequently accurate--sort of--over a century after they were published. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary is a classic of American literature reimagined for modern readers.

The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce ...

The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce ... PDF Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press
ISBN: 9780343833367
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 386

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Devils Dictionary

The Devils Dictionary PDF Author: Ambrose Bierce
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Languages : en
Pages : 100

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ABASEMENT, n. A decent and customary mental attitude in the presence of wealth or power. Peculiarly appropriate in an employee when addressing an employer.

The Devil's Dictionary

The Devil's Dictionary PDF Author: Ambrose Bierce
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ISBN:
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 254

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Book Description
Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary stands as a one of the great humorous looks at the American language. Filled with snark, wit and outright lies, it continues to delight readers now more than one hundred years after his mysterious disappearance ended the possibility of further entries. During his life it existed in multiple forms. First as random columns in newspapers. Then as The Cynic's Word Book, collecting 521 words, though none starting with M to Z. Finally, it appeared as volume seven in his collected works, covering gratefully the entire alphabet. This edition adds over one hundred additional definitions and variations from his newspaper columns.

The Devil's Dictionaries

The Devil's Dictionaries PDF Author: Ambrose Bierce
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ISBN: 9781884365355
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages : 186

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Humorous definitions from The devil's dictionary by Ambrose Bierce, and The American heretic's dictionary by Chaz Bufe.

The Devil's Dictionary-(Annotated)

The Devil's Dictionary-(Annotated) PDF Author: Ambrose Bierce
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Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 270

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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.

The Devil ́s Dictionary

The Devil ́s Dictionary PDF Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 373408265X
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 170

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Book Description
Reproduction of the original: The Devil ́s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY

THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY PDF Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8027223741
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 139

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Book Description
"THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY" is a classic satire in the form of a dictionary on which Bierce worked for decades. It was originally published in 1906 as The Cynic's Word Book before being retitled in 1911. A number of the definitions are accompanied by satiric verses, many of which are signed with comic pseudonyms. It offers reinterpretations of terms in the English language which lampoon cant and political double-talk as well as other aspects of human foolishness and frailty. The definitions provide satirical, witty and often politically pointed representations of the words that is seeks to "define". The Devil's Dictionary has inspired many imitations both in its day and more recently. Ambrose Bierce (1842 – 1914?) was an American satirist, critic, poet, editor and journalist. Bierce became a prolific author of short stories often humorous and sometimes bitter or macabre. His dark, sardonic views and vehemence as a critic earned him the nickname, "Bitter Bierce".

The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary PDF Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781789874587
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 0

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Book Description
Ambrose Bierce's classic collection of witty and satirical asides, arranged alphabetically as a dictionary, is presented here in full. Known as a hero for his actions in the American Civil War, Bierce distinguished himself later in life as a barbed commentator who would turn his ire to all sorts of topics. Today, most of his journalism and opinion pieces are consigned to obscurity. Lasting fame however was gained from the Devil's Dictionary; wherein Bierce redefines popular terms in a deeply sardonic, even bitter, manner. Bierce had a painful experience fighting, where he lay wounded for hours upon a hellish battlefield. He watched men slaughter one another like animals, and this horrific experience changed his outlook forever: Bierce viewed mankind and life through a cynical lens, and it was this outlook that lost him many friends. He achieved final notoriety when, in 1913, he disappeared without trace and was never found. The Devil's Dictionary is, as the title suggests, full of dark and devilish humor. For instance, it describes the Adam's Apple as a "protuberance on the throat of a man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place." and marriage as a "state of temporary insanity only cured by the passage of time." Such brief, cutting asides are perfect for occasional reference, when one is in the mood for dark wit. Underpinned by brevity and a keen sense of the ironic, this book is a satiric masterwork and a perfect introduction to the author. Few of the definitions feel dated or rooted in their time: Bierce composed his satirical dictionary over decades in the late-19th and early 20th century. Later writers such as H. L. Mencken admired and took inspiration from Bierce's many barbs, and he remains admired to this day.

The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce - Delphi Classics (Illustrated) PDF Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 1786564424
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 191

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Book Description
This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Devil’s Dictionary’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Ambrose Bierce’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Bierce includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Devil’s Dictionary’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Bierce’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

The Devil's Dictionary

The Devil's Dictionary PDF Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: Mint Editions
ISBN: 9781513132464
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 236

View

Book Description
The Devil's Dictionary (1906) is a work of satire by Ambrose Bierce. Although he is commonly remembered for his chilling short stories on the experiences of Civil War soldiers, Bierce was recognized in his day as a leading journalist and humorist who spent decades ruffling feathers and drawing laughter with his witty opinion columns, poems, and definitions. Toward the end of his career, he decided to compile these satirical definitions into a book, following in the footsteps of Samuel Johnson, Noah Webster, and Gustave Flaubert. Immensely popular upon publication, The Devil's Dictionary inspired countless imitators, but remains one-of-a-kind. Reading Bierce's definitions today, it's not hard to imagine the controversy they must have caused, matched only by the laughs they must have roused, when published at the onset of the twentieth century. Written during a period of undaunted industrial growth, of immense wealth and promise in a nation recently torn apart by civil war, The Devil's Dictionary preserves a tantalizing touch of irreverence and doubt which must remain funny to those who know humor when they sense it. "AIR, n. A nutritious substance supplied by a bountiful providence for the fattening of the poor." "CONSERVATIVE, n. A statesman who is enamoured of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others." Crafted for the cynic, quoted by the misanthrope, Bierce's definitions prove profoundly entertaining and frequently accurate--sort of--over a century after they were published. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary is a classic of American literature reimagined for modern readers.

The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce ...

The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce ... PDF Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press
ISBN: 9780343833367
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 386

View

Book Description
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Devils Dictionary

The Devils Dictionary PDF Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 100

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Book Description
ABASEMENT, n. A decent and customary mental attitude in the presence of wealth or power. Peculiarly appropriate in an employee when addressing an employer.

The Devil's Dictionary

The Devil's Dictionary PDF Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 254

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Book Description
Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary stands as a one of the great humorous looks at the American language. Filled with snark, wit and outright lies, it continues to delight readers now more than one hundred years after his mysterious disappearance ended the possibility of further entries. During his life it existed in multiple forms. First as random columns in newspapers. Then as The Cynic's Word Book, collecting 521 words, though none starting with M to Z. Finally, it appeared as volume seven in his collected works, covering gratefully the entire alphabet. This edition adds over one hundred additional definitions and variations from his newspaper columns.

The Devil's Dictionaries

The Devil's Dictionaries PDF Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781884365355
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages : 186

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Book Description
Humorous definitions from The devil's dictionary by Ambrose Bierce, and The American heretic's dictionary by Chaz Bufe.

The Devil's Dictionary-(Annotated)

The Devil's Dictionary-(Annotated) PDF Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 270

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Book Description
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.