Book Reviews of The Devil's Dictionary (Dover Thrift Editions)

The Devil's Dictionary (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Devil's Dictionary - Dover Thrift Editions
Author: Ambrose Bierce
ISBN-13: 9780486275420
ISBN-10: 0486275426
Publication Date: 5/20/1993
Pages: 144
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Dover Publications
Book Type: Paperback
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Classic, originally written for his newspaper columns 1881-1906. Sardonic, biting, written by a reporter who saw a lot of difficult events. Ambrose Bierce is a noted forerunner to today's reporters.
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For those language lovers this Dictionary is a must. Anyone looking for a bon mot to enliven their next sppech, paper or conversation will have a field day thumbing through what HL Menchken called "some of the most gorgeous witticisms in the English language."
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Brilliant!
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This iconoclastic little book is made up of the best items that Bierce the newspaperman wrote between 1881 and 1906. Like Bierce himself the book is irreverent, bitter, and clever. Like him, for it came from the depths of him despite its light tone, it will shock those who think that life is, or can be, beautiful.