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Title The Devil s Dictionary or The Cynic s Wordbook Unabridged with all the Definitions
Author Ambrose Bierce
Publisher e-artnow
Release Date 2013-08-20
Category Fiction
Total Pages 139
ISBN 9788074843952
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Devil's Dictionary (or The Cynic's Wordbook: Unabridged with all the Definitions)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The book is a classic satire in the form of a dictionary on which Bierce worked for decades. It was originally published in 1906 as The Cynic's Word Book before being retitled in 1911. A number of the definitions are accompanied by satiric verses, many of which are signed with comic pseudonyms. It offers reinterpretations of terms in the English language which lampoon cant and political double-talk as well as other aspects of human foolishness and frailty. The definitions provide satirical, witty and often politically pointed representations of the words that is seeks to "define". The Devil's Dictionary has inspired many imitations both in its day and more recently. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 – 1914?) was an American satirist, critic, poet, editor and journalist. Bierce became a prolific author of short stories often humorous and sometimes bitter or macabre. His dark, sardonic views and vehemence as a critic earned him the nickname, "Bitter Bierce".

Title The Unabridged Devil s Dictionary
Author Ambrose Bierce
Publisher University of Georgia Press
Release Date 2010-09-15
Category Humor
Total Pages 440
ISBN 0820326348
Language English, Spanish, and French
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If we could only put aside our civil pose and say what we really thought, the world would be a lot like the one alluded to in The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary. There, a bore is "a person who talks when you wish him to listen," and happiness is "an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another." This is the most comprehensive, authoritative edition ever of Ambrose Bierce’s satiric masterpiece. It renders obsolete all other versions that have appeared in the book’s ninety-year history. A virtual onslaught of acerbic, confrontational wordplay, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary offers some 1,600 wickedly clever definitions to the vocabulary of everyday life. Little is sacred and few are safe, for Bierce targets just about any pursuit, from matrimony to immortality, that allows our willful failings and excesses to shine forth. This new edition is based on David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi’s exhaustive investigation into the book’s writing and publishing history. All of Bierce’s known satiric definitions are here, including previously uncollected, unpublished, and alternative entries. Definitions dropped from previous editions have been restored while nearly two hundred wrongly attributed to Bierce have been excised. For dedicated Bierce readers, an introduction and notes are also included. Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary is a classic that stands alongside the best work of satirists such as Twain, Mencken, and Thurber. This unabridged edition will be celebrated by humor fans and word lovers everywhere.

Title The Devil s Financial Dictionary
Author Jason Zweig
Publisher PublicAffairs
Release Date 2015-10-13
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781610396066
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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. An indispensable survival guide to the hostile wilderness of today's financial markets, The Devil's Financial Dictionary delivers practical insights with a scorpion's sting. It cuts through the fads and fakery of Wall Street and clears a safe path for investors between euphoria and despair. Staying out of financial purgatory has never been this fun.

New Devil S Dictionary by Rhoda Koenig

Title New Devil s Dictionary
Author Rhoda Koenig
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2011-11-08
Category Reference
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780762775774
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 1911. Its caustic wit and arch tone have ensured steady popularity and sales to this day. To mark its centennial, Rhoda Koenig gives us a new version of Bierce’s mordant vision. Its myriad definitions, like the original’s, individually expose hypocrisy, pretension, and vanity and collectively paint a mocking portrait of society at its worst. More than just a denunciation of jargon or political correctness, it lambasts old and young, rich and poor, male and female, left and right, and takes them all down a peg—or three. It deals with classic subjects but also defines new ideas and explicates new usages from “academia” to “teamwork” to “women’s magazine.” Among the many definitions inside: accessible, adj. (1) Of a subject, one that can be approached by the most intellectually handicapped, aided by the ramp of banality and the guardrail of diminished vocabulary. (2) Of a woman, a nice way of putting it. collectible, n. Object which many are eager to possess, though it may not be attractive, entertaining, or useful. Not to be confused with “spouse.” If you relish moral criticism of immoral behavior, The New Devil’s Dictionary will leave you howling for more.

The Devils Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

Title The Devils Dictionary
Author Ambrose Bierce
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2021-04-19
Category
Total Pages 100
ISBN 9798740706573
Language English, Spanish, and French
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ABASEMENT, n. A decent and customary mental attitude in the presence of wealth or power. Peculiarly appropriate in an employee when addressing an employer.

The Devil S Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

Title The Devil s Dictionary
Author Ambrose Bierce
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 2012-04-02
Category Fiction
Total Pages 144
ISBN 9780486115559
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Over 1,000 barbed and brilliant definitions. Congratulations are "the civility of envy," a historian is a "broad-gauged gossip," many more. H. L. Mencken called these "some of the most gorgeous witticisms in the English language."

Title The Devil s Dictionary By Ambrose Bierce
Author Ambrose Bierce
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2016-10-12
Category
Total Pages 122
ISBN 1539478009
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical dictionary written by American journalist and author Ambrose Bierce. Originally published in 1906 as The Cynic's Word Book, it features Bierce's witty and often ironic spin on many common English words. Retitled in 1911, it has been followed by numerous "unabridged" versions compiled after Bierce's death, which include definitions absent from earlier editions. The Devil's Dictionary began as a serialized column during Bierce's time as a columnist for the San Francisco News Letter, a small weekly financial magazine founded by Frederick Marriott in the late 1850s. Although a serious magazine aimed at businessmen, the News Letter contained a page of informal satirical content titled "The Town Crier". Bierce, hired as the "Crier"'s editor in December 1868, wrote satire with such irreverence and lack of inhibition he was nicknamed "the laughing devil of San Francisco". Bierce resigned from "The Town Crier"[when?] and spent three years in London. Returning to San Francisco in 1875, he made two submissions to the News Letter in hopes of regaining his old position. Both were written under aliases. One, entitled "The Demon's Dictionary", contained Bierce's definitions for 48 words. Later forgotten in his compiling of The Devil's Dictionary, they were added almost a century later to an Enlarged Devil's Dictionary published in 1967. Though Bierce's preface to The Devil's Dictionary dates the earliest work to 1881, its origins can be traced to August 1869. Short of material and recently possessed of a Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, he suggested writing a "comic dictionary" for the "Town Crier". To a quote from Webster's entry for "Vicegerents", "Kings are sometimes called God's vicegerents", he added the italicized rejoinder, "It is to be wished they would always deserve the appellation," then suggested Webster might have used his talent to comic effect. Comic definitions were not a regular feature of Bierce's next column ("Prattle", in the magazine The Argonaut, of which he became an editor in March 1877). Nevertheless, he included comic definitions in his columns dated November 17, 1877 and September 14, 1878. It was in early 1881 that Bierce first used the title, The Devil's Dictionary, while editor-in-chief of another weekly San Francisco magazine, The Wasp. The "dictionary" proved popular, and during his time in this post (1881-86) Bierce included 88 installments, each comprising 15-20 new definitions.n 1887, Bierce became an editor of The San Francisco Examiner and introduced "The Cynic's Dictionary". This was to be the last of his "dictionary" columns until 1904, and it continued irregularly until July 1906. A number of the definitions are accompanied by satiric verses, many of which are signed with comic pseudonyms such as "Salder Bupp", "Orm Pludge", and "Father Gassalasca Jape, S.J.

Title The Devil s Dictionary of the Christian Faith
Author Donald T Williams
Publisher Chalice Press
Release Date 2009-04-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 176
ISBN 0827206380
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A morphing of Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary with The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, this book takes a satirical look at the contemporary church scene. It intends to help the church look at itself from a new, satirical perspective and see how the world views the traditions of the church, both old and new. The Christian reader should see a need for change of perspective, programs, and identity and find reason to act on the need for change. Each dictionary entry will make the reader laugh as well as think. This tongue-in-cheek look at Christian church programs, theology, ministry, personnel, and activities will prompt church leaders and members to laugh at themselves and their hidebound ways, while humoring scholars to laugh at the irrelevance of so much scholarly activity.

Title The Enlarged Devil s Dictionary
Author Ambrose Bierce
Publisher Penguin Modern Classics
Release Date 2001
Category English language
Total Pages 323
ISBN 0141185929
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 and his lampoons on religion, marriage, politics and society made him both the literary delight and the dreaded scourge of the whole Pacific coast. Written with wit, rather than humour, to be savoured by those 'enlightened souls who prefer dry wines to sweet, sense to sentiment', The Enlarged Devil's Dictionary demonstrates that if Mark Twain was the great satirist of Southern life, Ambrose Bierce was his equal in the West.

Title The Devil s Dictionary and Other Works
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2010
Category Children's stories, American
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:1148817059
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An illustrated version of Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary, which provides humorous definitions for over one hundred words, plus graphic novel adaptations of two of Bierce's short stories. In "The boarded window," a young man prepares his wife for burial, but discovers too late that she may not have been dead; and, in "An imperfect conflagration," a man murders his parents and is caught for the crime when the fire he set does not destroy the evidence.

Title The Devil s Dictionary Tales Memoirs
Author Ambrose Bierce
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2011
Category Fiction
Total Pages 880
ISBN 1598531026
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Features a collection of the most celebrated and significant writings from the Civil War veteran and San Francisco literary figure.

A Devil S Dictionary Of Business by Nicholas Von Hoffman

Title A Devil s Dictionary of Business
Author Nicholas Von Hoffman
Publisher Nation Books
Release Date 2006-07-24
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 323
ISBN 156025906X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book is an incisive and entertaining overview of the business world, worthy of its antecedent, Ambrose Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary." Told from the perspective of the legendary Nicholas von Hoffman, it is catty, sharp, funny, mean and informative. Arranged alphabetically, from "Abacus" to "Zukor, Adlph" the dictionary elucidates the business world from top to bottom, from the ancient world to the present. "The Devil's Dictionary of Business" is an ideal gift for your stockbroker, bank manager, loan shark or that anticapitalist, Starbucks-bashing cousin of yours, all of whom will enjoy von Hoffman's sardonic and dizzying tour of mammon.

Title The Monk and the Hangman s Daughter
Author Ambrose Bierce
Publisher Read Books Ltd
Release Date 2016-03-31
Category Fiction
Total Pages 118
ISBN 9781473360358
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A masterpiece, written almost as a modern folktale. Follow the tale of the monk Ambrosius as he meets the shunned Benedicta, the local hangman's daughter. Ambrosius becomes embroiled in a dark and twisted tale of love, assault and the sins of the past.

Academic Keywords by Cary Nelson

Title Academic Keywords
Author Cary Nelson
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 1999
Category Education
Total Pages 336
ISBN 0415922038
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Using the format of a dictionary, the authors present stories and reflections on some of the most pressing issues affecting higher education in America.

The Devil S Dp Dictionary by Stan Kelly-Bootle

Title The Devil s DP Dictionary
Author Stan Kelly-Bootle
Publisher McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Release Date 1981
Category Reference
Total Pages 141
ISBN UOM:39015013034148
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Satirical definitions accompany a wide assortment of terms associated with data processing

The Devil S Dictionaries by Ambrose Bierce

Title The Devil s Dictionaries
Author Ambrose Bierce
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2004
Category Humor
Total Pages 186
ISBN 1884365353
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Humorous definitions from The devil's dictionary by Ambrose Bierce, and The American heretic's dictionary by Chaz Bufe.

The Word Detective by John Simpson

Title The Word Detective
Author John Simpson
Publisher Basic Books
Release Date 2016-10-25
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780465096527
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Can you drink a glass of balderdash? What do you call the part of a dog's back it can't scratch? And if, serendipitously, you find yourself in Serendip, then where exactly are you? The answers to all of these questions -- and a great many more -- can be found in the pages of the Oxford English Dictionary, the definitive record of the English language. And there is no better guide to the dictionary's many wonderments than the former chief editor of the OED, John Simpson. Simpson spent almost four decades of his life immersed in the intricacies of our language, and guides us through its history with charmingly laconic wit. In The Word Detective, an intensely personal memoir and a joyful celebration of English, he weaves a story of how words come into being (and sometimes disappear), how culture shapes the language we use, and how technology has transformed not only the way we speak and write but also how words are made. Throughout, he enlivens his narrative with lively excavations and investigations of individual words -- from deadline to online and back to 101 (yes, it's a word) -- all the while reminding us that the seemingly mundane words (can you name the four different meanings of ma?) are often the most interesting ones. But Simpson also reminds us of the limitations of language: spending his days in the OED's house of words, his family at home is forced to confront the challenges of wordlessness. A brilliant and deeply humane expedition through the world of words, The Word Detective will delight and inspire any lover of language.

The Devil S Dictionary by Steven Kotler

Title The Devil s Dictionary
Author Steven Kotler
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date 2021-07-20
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 1250202094
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler's follow up to Last Tango, a near-future thriller about the evolution of empathy ...

Title Exam Prep for The Devils Dictionary
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2021
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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