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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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Book Summary:

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 The Cynic s Word Book Satirical Ironic and Humorous Definitions Hardcover
Author Ambrose Bierce
Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date 2018-07-26
Category Humor
Total Pages 150
ISBN 1387977482
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ambrose Bierce's classic collection of witty and satirical definitions, arranged alphabetically as a dictionary, is presented here in full. Known as a hero for his actions in the American Civil War, Bierce distinguished himself later in life as a barbed commentator who would turn his ire to all sorts of topics. Today, most of his journalism and opinion pieces are consigned to obscurity. Lasting fame however was gained from the Devil's Dictionary; wherein Bierce redefines popular terms in a deeply sardonic, even bitter, manner. The Devil's Dictionary is, as the title suggests, full of dark and devilish humor. For instance, it describes the Adam's Apple as a ""protuberance on the throat of a man, thoughtfully provided by Nature to keep the rope in place."" and marriage as a ""state of temporary insanity only cured by the passage of time.""

The Devil S Dictionary by Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

Title The Devil s Dictionary
Author Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-09-16
Category
Total Pages 228
ISBN 9798682339235
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"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 Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881, and was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until 1906. 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.

Title Studies in American Humor
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2001
Category American literature
Total Pages 86
ISBN IND:30000070408137
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 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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Book Summary:

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 Lives of the Eminent Philosophers
Author Diogenes Laertius
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2018
Category Philosophers, Ancient
Total Pages 676
ISBN 9780190862176
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The translation is based on the most authoritative edition of the Greek text. 'Lives of the Eminent Philosophers' is a crucial source for much of what we know about the origins of philosophy in ancient Greece. Accompanied by dozens of artworks and newly commissioned essays that shed light on Diogenes' context and influence, this new, complete translation provides a revealing glimpse into the philosophers of Plato's Academy, Aristotle's Lyceum, and Epicurus' Garden."--Provided by publisher.

Title The Big Book of Words You Should Know
Author David Olsen
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2008-12-17
Category Reference
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9781440520778
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Do you know what "quatrefoil" and "impolitic" mean? What about "halcyon" or "narcolepsy"? This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation. In this book you will find: Words You Absolutely Should Know (covert, exonerate, perimeter); Words You Should Know But Probably Don't (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words Most People Don't Know (schlimazel, thaumaturgy, epergne); Words You Should Know to Sound Overeducated (ad infinitum, nugatory, garrulity); Words You Probably Shouldn't Know (priapic, damnatory, labia majora); and more. Whether writing an essay, studying for a test, or trying to impress friends, family, and fellow cocktail party guests with their prolixity, you will achieve magniloquence, ebullience, and flights of rhetorical brilliance.

Analyzing Meaning by Paul R. Kroeger

Title Analyzing meaning
Author Paul R. Kroeger
Publisher Language Science Press
Release Date 2021
Category
Total Pages 502
ISBN 9783961101368
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book provides an introduction to the study of meaning in human language, from a linguistic perspective. It covers a fairly broad range of topics, including lexical semantics, compositional semantics, and pragmatics. The chapters are organized into six units: (1) Foundational concepts; (2) Word meanings; (3) Implicature (including indirect speech acts); (4) Compositional semantics; (5) Modals, conditionals, and causation; (6) Tense & aspect. Most of the chapters include exercises which can be used for class discussion and/or homework assignments, and each chapter contains references for additional reading on the topics covered. As the title indicates, this book is truly an INTRODUCTION: it provides a solid foundation which will prepare students to take more advanced and specialized courses in semantics and/or pragmatics. It is also intended as a reference for fieldworkers doing primary research on under-documented languages, to help them write grammatical descriptions that deal carefully and clearly with semantic issues. The approach adopted here is largely descriptive and non-formal (or, in some places, semi-formal), although some basic logical notation is introduced. The book is written at level which should be appropriate for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students. It presupposes some previous coursework in linguistics, but does not presuppose any background in formal logic or set theory.

The Story Of My Life by Helen Keller

Title The Story of My Life
Author Helen Keller
Publisher GENERAL PRESS
Release Date 2018-05-25
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9789387669758
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Story of My Life is an autobiography by Helen Keller. It is the story of Helen Keller and her life as a deaf and blind girl, and her triumph over these tribulations. Iin the book, she reveals her frustration and rage over her condition. It details her educational achievements and her introduction to the world through her breakthrough into communication. The story was written by Helen Keller when she was just 22 years old. The Story of My Life is a tale of the courage and unbreakable will of Helen Keller. The book has been adapted into a television series, a Broadway play, a Hollywood feature film, and an Indian feature film.

Devil S Place by Brian Gomez

Title DEVIL S PLACE
Author Brian Gomez
Publisher Buku Fixi
Release Date 2013-02-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9789670374758
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Terry Fernandez is a musician on the run. His friends have just been killed on the night of his bachelor party. He thinks he's next – and he suspects the Minister of Education. Ning Somprasong is a Thai hooker who normally keeps herself out of trouble. But one night, she bites off more than she can chew and ends up with a bag of ill-gotten US$18 million – and many pursuers. Terry and Ning have to team up to save their own lives. The madcap chase through the streets of Kuala Lumpur also feature: a taxi driver who’s fond of conspiracy theories; a CIA agent; a terrorist on a mission to wipe out infidels; an opportunistic journalist; a crooked cop; and a pimp called Fellatio Lim who is just about to discover what his name means. DEVIL'S PLACE is a cult Malaysian novel about terrorism, prostitution, politics and other funny stuff. (Buku Fixi)

Vocabulary 4000 by Jeff Kolby

Title Vocabulary 4000
Author Jeff Kolby
Publisher Nova Press
Release Date 2021-01-15
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781889057156
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Other vocabulary books list difficult, esoteric words that readers quickly forget or feel self-conscious about using. Here there is a bounty of choice words, between the common and the esoteric, that will flow forth, once learned. Brief Description: English offers perhaps the richest vocabulary of all languages, in part because its words are culled from so many languages. It is a shame that we do not tap this rich source more often in our daily conversation to express ourselves more clearly and precisely. Many a vocabulary book lists esoteric words we quickly forget or feel self-conscious using. However, there is a bounty of choice words between the common and the esoteric that often seem be just on the tip of our tongue. Vocabulary 4000 brings these words to the fore.All the words you need for success in business, school, and life!Features: * Word Analysis section* Idiom and Usage section* 200 Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes* Concise, practical definitions* Great for the SAT, GRE and other entrance exams.

Not Yet Married by Marshall Segal

Title Not Yet Married
Author Marshall Segal
Publisher Crossway
Release Date 2017-06-20
Category Religion
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781433555480
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Life Is Never Mainly About Love and Marriage. So Learn to Live and Date for More. Many of you grew up assuming that marriage would meet all of your needs and unlock God’s purposes for you. But God has far more planned for you than your future marriage. Not Yet Married is not about waiting quietly in the corner of the world for God to bring you “the one,” but about inspiring you to live and date for more now. If you follow Jesus, the search for a spouse is no longer a pursuit of the perfect person, but a pursuit of more of God. He will likely write a love story for you different than the one you would write for yourself, but that’s because he loves you and knows how to write a better story. This book was written to help you find real hope, happiness, and purpose in your not-yet-married life.

Title Somebody Killed His Editor
Author Josh Lanyon
Publisher JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.
Release Date 2009-06-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781937909895
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An isolated writer’s conference. A brutal real-life murder. Way too many cocktails. Can a mystery author and an ex-cop combine their powers of deduction to find the killer? Turning forty has left much to be desired for mystery writer Christopher Holmes. After both his boyfriend and long-time publisher dump him, he worries his life is officially at the start of a steep decline. Stranded at a writing conference for the weekend, he never expected to bump into an old flame… or stumble across a dead body in the woods. Ex-cop JX Moriarity is soaking up all the newfound fame from his successful crime fiction. When the only bridge into the conference venue washes away to reveal a dead body, Moriarity falls back on old skills to secure and investigate the crime scene. But even his years of experience couldn't prepare him for the discovery of a second body: his irascible, but awfully cute ex-boyfriend Christopher. WAIT. ER, no, the corpse of Christopher's obnoxious editor. With all fingers pointing to Holmes, Moriarity has no choice but to clear the name of the man who broke his heart. Can the ex-lovers solve the murders and rekindle their passion, or will a killer attendee write them out of their Happy Ever After for good? Somebody Killed His Editor is the first book in the madcap Holmes & Moriarity romantic gay mystery series. If you like tongue-in-cheek humor, crazy twists and turns, and sizzling chemistry, then you'll love Josh Lanyon's kooky, quirky novel. Buy Somebody Killed His Editor to storm into a classic murder mystery today!

Word Parts Dictionary by Michael J. Sheehan

Title Word Parts Dictionary
Author Michael J. Sheehan
Publisher McFarland
Release Date 2020-12-11
Category Reference
Total Pages 299
ISBN 9780786494347
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book, now in its third edition, is still the most uniquely comprehensive resource for finding word parts needed to express a concept. Along with aiding vocabulary expansion, this dictionary provides guidance to those who may be interested in inventing or deciphering words bearing an established and embedded meaning. This work is split into three parts. Part I, the dictionary proper, provides an alphabetical listing of over 5,100 word parts. Each entry includes a brief definition, examples of use and etymology. Part II, the Finder, is a reverse dictionary that allows users to start with a meaning or concept to then find word parts that express the meaning. The only reverse dictionary of its kind,this section is updated with over 4,600 search terms in total. The expanded Part III organizes word parts under 20 convenient categories--like The Body, Fear or Dislike of, Experts and Shapes.

Title Civil War Stories Book Center Editions
Author Ambrose Bierce
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017-06-19
Category Fiction
Total Pages 130
ISBN 9782377930333
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Newspaperman, short-story writer, poet, and satirist, Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914) is one of the most striking and unusual literary figures America has produced. Dubbed "Bitter Bierce" for his vitriolic wit and biting satire, his fame rests largely on a celebrated compilation of barbed epigrams, The Devil's Dictionary, and a book of short stories (Tales of Soldiers and Civilians, 1891). Most of the 16 selections in this volume have been taken from the latter collection. The stories in this edition include: "What I Saw at Shiloh," "A Son of the Gods," "Four Days in Dixie," "One of the Missing," "A Horseman in the Sky," "The Coup de Grace," "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," "The Story of Conscience," "One Kind of Officer," "Chickamauga," and five more. Bierce's stories employ a buildup of suggestive realistic detail to produce grim and vivid tales often disturbing in their mood of fatalism and impending calamity. Hauntingly suggestive, they offer excellent examples of the author's dark pessimism and storytelling power.

12 Rules For Life by Jordan B. Peterson

Title 12 Rules for Life
Author Jordan B. Peterson
Publisher Ballantine Books
Release Date 2018
Category PHILOSOPHY
Total Pages 409
ISBN 9780345816023
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"What does everyone in the modern world need to know? [The author's] answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. [The author discusses] discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life"--

Kill Me If You Can by James Patterson

Title Kill Me If You Can
Author James Patterson
Publisher Little, Brown
Release Date 2011-08-29
Category Fiction
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780316097550
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A poor art student living in New York stumbles on a bag of diamonds . . . but they come at a price in this unforgettable novel from "America's #1 storyteller" (Forbes). Matthew Bannon, a poor art student living in New York City, finds a duffel bag filled with diamonds during a chaotic attack at Grand Central Station. Plans for a worry-free life with his stunning girlfriend Katherine fill his thoughts-until he realizes that he is being hunted, and that whoever is after him won't stop until they have reclaimed the diamonds and exacted their revenge. Trailing him is the Ghost, the world's greatest assassin, who has just pulled off his most high-profile hit: killing Walter Zelvas, a top member of the international Diamond Syndicate. There's only one small problem: the diamonds he was supposed to retrieve from Zelvas are missing. Now, the Ghost is on Bannon's trail-but so is a rival assassin who would like nothing more than to make the Ghost disappear forever. From the world's #1 writer comes a high-speed thrill ride of adrenaline-fueled suspense you'll never forget.

Dave Barry Slept Here by Dave Barry

Title Dave Barry Slept Here
Author Dave Barry
Publisher Ballantine Books
Release Date 2010-07-28
Category Humor
Total Pages 192
ISBN 0307758710
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Bary turns his formidable wit to the subject of American history, with a result reminiscent of the Reduced Shakespeare Company: The better you know the original, the funnier it gets." LOS ANGELES TIMES This time Dave Barry's subject is history, the way it's never been told before. Every single momentous event and crucial moment is covered, including...The Birthing Contractions of a Nation; Kicking Some British Butt; The Fifties: Peace, Prosperity, Brain Death, right up through the scintillating Reagan-Bush years. If you love to laugh, and you love your country, this is the book you've been waiting for since 1776. Or at least since Super Bowl III. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Moonlit Road by Ambrose Bierce

Title The Moonlit Road
Author Ambrose Bierce
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2013-12-07
Category
Total Pages 24
ISBN 1494413752
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Presents a collection of ghost stories and folktales of the American South provided by Craig Dominey. Notes that different stories are featured each month. Offers access to a bookshop, an archives, a FAQ, and links to related Web sites.