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5 edition of The Devil"s Dictionary (Large Print) found in the catalog.

The Devil"s Dictionary (Large Print)

by Ambrose Bierce

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  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Echo Library .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Literary,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages416
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8965242M
    ISBN 101847027911
    ISBN 109781847027917

    The Devil’s DP Dictionary book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5. 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 /5(2).

    Contents Books About: 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.   “The Devil's Financial Dictionary is witty, irreverent, skeptical and humorous—making it an entertaining read for those within and outside the financial industry.” —Manhattan Book Review ”Consistently yields pleasure and : PublicAffairs.

      The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce, with an introduction by Angus Calder and illustrations by Ralph Steadman pp, Bloomsbury, £ People are . BOOK EXCERPT: 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.


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The Devil"s Dictionary (Large Print) by Ambrose Bierce Download PDF EPUB FB2

"The Devil's Dictionary" should be, if not at every man's bedside, then at least have pride of place on that little shelf beside his w.c. where inspirational works are left for the greater edification of he who there takes his restful ease.

Read more. 7 people found this by: 4. A compilation of all of Bierce's satirical definitions published over a forty-year period, this latest version of the Dictionary ('A malevolent literary device for cramping the growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic') merits a wide readership both within and without the Academy ('A modern school where football is taught').Cited by: 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 humorous and satirical definitions.

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

In this splendid "dictionary" of epigrams, essays, verses and vignettes, you'll find over 1, 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/5(93). The Devil's Dictionarywas 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.

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.

Synopsis 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(66). 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.

Ambrose Bierce, who mysteriously disappeared during a reported expedition to link up with Pancho Villa, left the world two great gifts: his beautiful short story "An Incident at Owl Creek Bridge" and "The Devil's Dictionary", this little volume of his definition of words and terms that reveal to the reader the full thrust of Bierce's clear-eyed vision of all that was wrong in the US and all /5(89).

The Devil's Dictionary Language: English: LoC Class: PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature: Subject: English language -- Dictionaries -- Humor Subject: English language -- Semantics -- Humor Subject: Vocabulary -- Humor audio books by Jane Austen Cited by: 4.

Buy The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £ "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 humorous and satirical definitions.

The Devil’s Dictionary, regardless of whether Satan composed or inspired it, mockingly celebrates humanity’s proclivity for willfully bending and distorting. When Ambrose Bierce wrote his 'Cynic's Dictionary' serially for a newspaper in San Francico a century ago, he was commenting on social, political, religious, and anthropological problems he saw with what 4/5(17).

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"The Devil's Financial Dictionary" by Jason Zweig. Humorous at times, i.e. for the definition of "Idiot" it said, "See Day Trader." Although a dictionary of humor it is also accurate, based in part off of Ambrose Bierce's "Devil's Dictionary" and in part on financial illeteracy, from which much of the humor is derived/5.

The Devils Dictionary has been a favorite for years. Its great to see it collected together in this handsome edition along with Bierces dark, often grimly humorous stories. A /5. The Devil's Dictionary (Dover Thrift Editions) by Ambrose Bierce and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Devil's Dictionary - AbeBooks Passion for books.

Sign On My Account Basket Help. 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.

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 r.The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical dictionary written by American journalist and author Ambrose Bierce.

Originally published in as The Cynic's Word Book, it features Bierce's witty and often ironic spin on many common English words.

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).