|Statement||J.N. Williamson ; introduction by Ray Russell ; illustrated by J.K. Potter.|
|LC Classifications||PN3377.5.H67 W55 1985|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||57 p. :|
|Number of Pages||57|
|ISBN 10||0932445136, 0932445128, 0932445209|
|LC Control Number||85080504|
The Devils Dictionary is the perfect pocket guide (and coffee table book as Illustrated by Ralph Steadman), for the aspiring naysayer and seasoned cynic alike. Terms of common usage delivered in brief summaries, illuminating succinctly the ironies, inequities and idiocies of the human condition, one light bulb after another going off over your head/5(21). The dictionary is a collection of comic definitions that he wrote over several decades as a columnist for the San Francisco News Letter and other publications. Download New Devil S Dictionary books, A new and beautifully illustrated collection of bitter, biting definitions to celebrate the centenary of The Devil’s Dictionary Ambrose Bierce’s classic The Devil’s Dictionary first appeared in its entirety in Its caustic wit and arch tone have ensured steady popularity and sales to this day. "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 as The Cynic's Word Book before being retitled in A number of the definitions are accompanied by satiric verses, many of /5().
First published as The Cynic's Word Book () and later reissued under its preferred name in , Bierce's notorious collection of barbed definitions forcibly contradicts Samuel Johnson's earlier definition of a lexicographer as a harmless drudge. There was nothing harmless about Ambrose Bierce, and the words he shaped into verbal pitchforks Reviews: Read F of The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce. The text begins: FAIRY, n. A creature, variously fashioned and endowed, that formerly inhabited the meadows and forests. It was nocturnal in its habits, and somewhat addicted to dancing and the theft of children. The fairies are now believed by naturalist to be extinct, though a clergyman of the Church of England saw three near Colchester as. The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in , and 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 which the author had not the power to reject nor the happiness to approve. The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in , and 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. To quote the publishers of the present work.
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. 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. The Devil's Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce 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. mock) reference book from which bits were occasionally extracted but as a work in progress in irregular installments published in various magazines and news-papers over a period of thirty years. Bierce’s ‘‘Devil’s Dictionary’’ made its unher-alded debut in .