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Devil's Dictionary

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ISBN-10: 1406822752

ISBN-13: 9781406822755

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ambrose Bierce

List price: $33.90
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"The Devil's Dictionary" was begun in a weekly paper in 1881. In this book, Ambrose Bierce skewers far more than the world of politics, but it is the political realm where Bierce's observations are astonishingly and depressingly relevant a century later.
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Book details

List price: $33.90
Publisher: Echo Library
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 228
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.69" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Ambrose Bierce was a brilliant, bitter, and cynical journalist. He is also the author of several collections of ironic epigrams and at least one powerful story, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge." Bierce was born in Ohio, where he had an unhappy childhood. He served in the Union army during the Civil War. Following the war, he moved to San Francisco, where he worked as a columnist for the newspaper the Examiner, for which he wrote a number of satirical sketches. Bierce wrote a number of horror stories, some poetry, and countless essays. He is best known, however, for The Cynic's Word Book (1906), retitled The Devil's Dictionary in 1911, a collection of such cynical definitions as…