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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 9780820326344
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 All of Bierce’s known satiric definitions are here, including previously uncollected, unpublished, and alternative entries.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 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".

The Devil S Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

Title The Devil s Dictionary
Author Ambrose Bierce
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 1993-05-20
Category Fiction
Total Pages 139
ISBN 9780486275420
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A collection of barbed definitions by one of America's most caustic humorists.

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 Unabridged Devil s Dictionary The Cynic s Word Book Satirical Ironic and Humorous Definitions
Author Ambrose Bierce
Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date 2018-07-26
Category Humor
Total Pages 150
ISBN 1387977490
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.""

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.

Poems Of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce

Title Poems of Ambrose Bierce
Author Ambrose Bierce
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
Release Date 1996-01-01
Category Poetry
Total Pages 202
ISBN 0803261330
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ambrose Bierce is one of the most colorful figures in American literary history. A writer whose Devil's Dictionary remains the delight of misanthropes and fans of satire throughout the English-speaking world, he was also a master of the short story form. From the late 1860s through the early 1900s, he worked as a journalist, gaining wide renown in the 1890s and 1900s as a satirical columnist for William Randolph Hearst's chain of newspapers. In 1913 Bierce traveled to Mexico and joined Pancho Villa's army as an observer. He disappeared late that year and his fate has been a matter of dispute ever since. The poems that Bierce wrote throughout his career are less well known than his stories, journalistic pieces, and aphoristic observations on human folly. Nevertheless, his work as a poet, as critic Donald Sidney-Fryer has argued, "clearly merits the attention of the discriminating lover and student of poetry." Varied in form and subject matter, most of his poems are (not surprisingly) satires. This volume contains a generous selection of Bierce's poems; they are alternately ironic, melancholy, bitter, and wickedly amusing. There are also fifteen essays and letters on poetry, poets, and such topics as "Wit and Humor" and "The Passing of Satire." Certainly there have been few authors more intimately familiar with wit and satire than the brilliant, iconoclastic Bierce. As editor M. E. Grenander makes plain in her introduction, both are abundantly present in this collection of "some of the most remarkable verse in American literary history." M. E. Grenander is a Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Internationally recognized as aleading Bierce scholar, she is the author of Ambrose Bierce. Her articles on Bierce have appeared in the Western Humanities Review, American Literary Realism, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, and other publications.

Title THE DEVIL S DICTIONARY Ambrose Bierce
Author Ambrose Bierce
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-08-02
Category
Total Pages 210
ISBN 9798671519518
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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. 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

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.

Title An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
Author Ambrose Bierce
Publisher Read Books Ltd
Release Date 2018-08-20
Category Fiction
Total Pages 19
ISBN 9781528786010
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Classic Books Library presents this brand new edition of the short story, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” (1890) by Ambrose Bierce. In this text Bierce creatively uses both structure and content to explore the concept of time, from present to past, and reflecting its transitional and illusive qualities. The story is one of Bierce’s most popular and acclaimed works, alongside “The Devil’s Dictionary” (1911). Bierce (1842-c. 1914) was an American writer, journalist and Civil War veteran associated with the realism literary movement. His writing is noted for its cynical, brooding tones and structural precision.

The Devil S Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

Title The Devil s Dictionary
Author Ambrose Bierce
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 2013-01-18
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780486146898
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Complete and unabridged, this paperback gift edition of an American humor classic presents more than 1,000 comic definitions praised by H. L. Mencken as "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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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.

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 The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
Author John Koenig
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2021-11-16
Category Reference
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781501153662
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A truly original book in every sense of the word, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows poetically defines emotions that we all feel but don’t have the words to express, until now—from the creator of the popular online project of the same name. Have you ever wondered about the lives of each person you pass on the street, realizing that everyone is the main character in their own story, each living a life as vivid and complex as your own? That feeling has a name: “sonder.” Or maybe you’ve watched a thunderstorm roll in and felt a primal hunger for disaster, hoping it would shake up your life. That’s called “lachesism.” Or you were looking through old photos and felt a pang of nostalgia for a time you’ve never actually experienced. That’s “anemoia.” If you’ve never heard of these terms before, that’s because they didn’t exist until John Koenig began his epic quest to fill the gaps in the language of emotion. Born as a website in 2009, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows has garnered widespread critical acclaim, inspired TED talks, album titles, cocktails, and even tattoos. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows “creates beautiful new words that we need but do not yet have,” says John Green, bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars. By turns poignant, funny, and mind-bending, the definitions include whimsical etymologies drawn from languages around the world, interspersed with otherworldly collages and lyrical essays that explore forgotten corners of the human condition—from “astrophe,” the longing to explore beyond the planet Earth, to “zenosyne,” the sense that time keeps getting faster. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is for anyone who enjoys a shift in perspective, pondering the ineffable feelings that make up our lives, which have far more in common than we think. With a gorgeous package and beautifully illustrated throughout, this is the perfect gift for creatives, word nerds, and people everywhere.

Title Ambrose Bierce and the One eyed Jacks
Author Oakley M. Hall
Publisher Viking Adult
Release Date 2003
Category Fiction
Total Pages 216
ISBN STANFORD:36105111859687
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Consulted by a wealthy client whose mistress has been scandalously photographed, Ambrose Bierce and his sidekick, Tom Redmond, follow a trail that pits them against a ruthless pornography ring. 10,000 first printing.

Title The Devil s Dictionary Illustrated
Author Ambrose Bierce
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-10-08
Category
Total Pages 270
ISBN 9798695045567
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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. Bierce's witty definitions were imitated and plagiarized for years before he gathered them into books, first as The Cynic's Word Book in 1906 and then in a more complete version as The Devil's Dictionary in 1911.

The Devil S Dictionaries by Ambrose Bierce

Title The Devil s Dictionaries
Author Ambrose Bierce
Publisher See Sharp Press
Release Date 2004-08-01
Category Humor
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781884365881
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This compilation of hundreds of biting, witty, cruel, and hilarious definitions combines the best 200 definitions from Ambrose Bierce’s classic The Devil’s Dictionary, with more than 500 definitions from the most humorous and stinging entries in Chaz Bufe’s The American Heretic’s Dictionary. This new edition includes 50 new definitions from Bufe and new biting illustrations by San Francisco artist and filmmaker J. R. Swanson. The Bierce definitions focus on his favorite targets, including religion, jingoism masquerading as patriotism, the “lickspittle” press, the thievery inherent in the American economic system, and the multitude of idiocies and hypocrisies pervading American social and political life. Bufe’s definitions share many of the same targets, but also skewer such contemporary plagues as the “right to life” movement, religious fundamentalism, the IRS, and the puritanically “politically correct.” Bufe also turns a jaundiced eye on both male and female sexual attitudes, something which Bierce, writing in much more conservative times, was not free to do.

The Perils Of Privilege by Phoebe Maltz Bovy

Title The Perils of Privilege
Author Phoebe Maltz Bovy
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date 2017-03-14
Category Social Science
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781250091222
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Top 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2017–The Washington Post “Privilege”—the word, the idea, the accusation that is nearly impossible to disprove—is the new rhetorical power play. From social media to academia, public speech to casual conversation, the word is utilized to brand people of all kinds with a term once reserved exclusively for those who came from wealth and old money—inherited advantage. Today “privileged” applies to anyone who enjoys an unearned advantage in life, inherited or not. White privilege, male privilege, straight privilege—those conditions make everyday life easier, less stressful, more lucrative, and generally better for those who hold one, two, or all three designations. But what about white female privilege in the context of feminism? Or fixed gender privilege in the context of transgender? Or weight and height privilege in the context of hiring practices and salary levels? Or food privilege in the context of widening inequality for single-parent families? In The Perils of “Privilege,” Phoebe Maltz Bovy examines the rise of this word into extraordinary potency. Does calling out privilege help to change or soften it? Or simply reinforce it by dividing people against themselves? And is privilege a concept that, in fact, only privileged people are debating? The Perils of “Privilege” explores how this word is deployed, and offers ways to begin anew so many of the conversations it has silenced.

Title The Devil s Dictionary Illustrated
Author Ambrose Bierce
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-12-20
Category
Total Pages 154
ISBN 9798584686161
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce is a great repository of brutally frank and unusually cynical descriptions for popular words and phrases in English. Initially, it appeared piecemeal in his California newspaper and was later compiled into a volume in his collected works. He was a writer of supernatural stories in the tradition of Edgar Allan Poe. His stories were published in two volumes: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians (1892) and Can Such Things Be? (1893). The last we know of him was when he travelled to strife-torn Mexico in 1913. The Devil's Dictionary remains his most famous work. This illustrated 2020 version by V. Subhash: uses the original text by Bierce in its unabridged form including the errors and foreign-language text from the printed version excluding instances of '[sic]' (but marked in grayscale) and some errors found in the Project Guttenberg extract excluding three words involving Islamic faith (strictly for health reasons) reordering of two out-of-order words is illustrated with caricatures of the current climate of political correctness, mainstream media fake news, intolerance of contrarian views, promotion of Socialism/Communism and other divide-and-rule tactics that play into the hands of the globalist kleptocracy has the easy-on-the-eye look of any new dictionary modern fonts two-column pages starting and ending words in the header and footer of each page A note to students: Most of the names attributed to quotations and written works in the dictionary are not real. WARNING: If you consider yourself as a woke, liberal, leftie, progressive, Socialist, Communist, feminist... then this book is not for you.

The Eyes Of The Panther by Ambrose Bierce

Title The Eyes of the Panther
Author Ambrose Bierce
Publisher Books for Libraries
Release Date 1971
Category Fiction
Total Pages 252
ISBN STANFORD:36105035033880
Language English, Spanish, and French
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