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The Devil's Dictionary

Bierce, Ambrose;Suares, Jean-Claude

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ISBN 10: 0690017650 / ISBN 13: 9780690017656
Verlag: T. Y. Crowell, U.S.A., 1979
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Titel: The Devil's Dictionary

Verlag: T. Y. Crowell, U.S.A.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1979

Einband: hardcover

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The Devil's Dictionary did not reappear in Bierce's next column ("Prattle," in the magazine The Argonaut, of which he had become an editor in March 1877). Nevertheless, he used the idea of 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, Wasp. The "dictionary" proved popular, and during his time in this post (1881-86) he included 88 installments, each of 15-20 new definitions. In 1887 Bierce became an editor in The Examiner and featured "The Cynic's Dictionary," which was to be the last of his "dictionary" columns until they reappeared in 1904, when they continued erratically before finishing in July 1906. A number of the definitions are accompanied by satiric verses, many of which are signed with comic pseudonyms such as Salder Bupp and Orm Pludge; the most frequently appearing "contributor" is "that learned and ingenious cleric, Father Gassalasca Jape, S.J., whose lines bear his initials". What had started as a newspaper serialization was first reproduced in book form in 1906 under the dubious title Cynic's Word Book. Published by Doubleday, Page and Company, this contained definitions of 500 words in the first half of the alphabet (A-L). A further 500 words (M-Z) were published in 1911 in Volume 7 of The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, this time under the name of The Devil's Dictionary. This was a name much preferred by Bierce and he claimed the earlier 'more reverent' title had been forced upon him by the religious scruples of his previous employer. (wikipedia)

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The Devil's Dictionary is a book written by Ambrose Bierce. It is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. This great novel will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, The Devil's Dictionary is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Ambrose Bierce is highly recommended. Published by Quill Pen Classics and beautifully produced, The Devil's Dictionary would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.

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