The Devil's Dictionary

The Devil's Dictionary

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Synopsis

A celebrated journalist in his lifetime, Ambrose Bierce's began circulating his own sardonic, mischievous definitions of words in his various columns for San Francisco newspapers. Over several years these were then compiled and expanded into entries for a mock dictionary originally published as The Cynic's Word Book. One of the most popular satirical works of American literature, The Devil's Dictionary - here published in its most complete 1911 version - brilliantly lays bare the hypocrisies of American society and displays a razor-sharp wit to rival that of Bierce's contemporary Mark Twain.

Book information

ISBN: 9781847498175
Publisher: Alma Books (UK)
Imprint: Alma Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 423.0207
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 288g
Height: 128mm
Width: 199mm
Spine width: 22mm