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The Devils Dictionary

The Devils Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce 044020853X 9780440208532
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These caustic aphorisms, collected in The Devils Dictionary, helped earn Ambrose Bierce the epithets Bitter Bierce, the Devils Lexicographer, and the Wickedest Man in San Francisco. First published as The Cynics Word Book (1906) and later reissued under its preferred name in 1911, Bierces notorious collection of barbed definitions forcibly contradicts Samuel Johnsons earlier definition of a lexicographer as a harmless drudge. There was nothing harmless about Ambrose Bierce, and the words he shaped into verbal pitchforks a century ago--with or without the devils help--can still draw blood today.

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Language: English

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Publisher: Laurel

Publication Date: 1991-04-01

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