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The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary (Paperback)
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The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary (Paperback)

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Paperback 440 Pages / Published: 31/12/2001
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A virtual onslaught of acerbic, confrontational wordplay, this dictionary offers 1600 wickedly clever definitions to the vocabulary of everyday life. Little is sacred and few are safe, for Ambrose Bierce targets just about any pursuit, from matrimony to immortality, that allows our failings and excesses to shine forth. This is the most extensively annotated edition of a work by Bierce ever published, and the first edition of ""The Devil's Dictionary"" to provide detailed bibliographical information for every entry.

Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820324012
Number of pages: 440
Weight: 572 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Bierce was America's first realist writer, but, unlike realism's later practitioners, he knew something about reality--it's really funny.

--P. J. O'Rourke

This carefully edited manuscript will add immeasurably to Bierce studies.

--Joseph B. McCullough "University of Nevada-Las Vegas "

This is a work of genuinely impressive scholarship and will undoubtedly become the authoritative text for Bierce's Devil's Dictionary.

--Thomas V. Quirk "University of Missouri-Columbia "

Splendidly produced.

--London Times Literary Supplement

A compilation of all of Bierce's satirical definitions published over a forty-year period, this latest version of the Dictionary ('A malevolent literary device for cramping the growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic') merits a wide readership both within and without the Academy ('A modern school where football is taught').

--American Literary Review

Most readers and biographers have agreed with Schultz and Joshi that The Devil's Dictionary is 'quintessential Bierce.' For the serious student of Bierce's diabolical lexicon, their beautiful new edition . . . will be a delight.

--Sewanee Review

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