Penguin Modern Classics: The Enlarged Devil's Dictionary

Penguin Modern Classics: The Enlarged Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
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ISBN
9780141185927
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
336
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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With 851 Newly Discovered Words and Definitions.

- 'History, n. an account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools.
- Marriage, n. The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all two.
- Self-Esteem, n. An erroneous appraisement.'

'The Devil's Dictionary', begun as a weekly column when Bierce was a journalist, and developed into a full-scale satire, is, as he says, a punishment for rascals. Bierce became known as the "laughing devil" of the San Francisco news media. Here is another notorious collection of barbed definitions.
ISBN:
9780141185927
Publication Date:
01 / 09 / 2012
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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