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The Devil's Dictionary (Wordsworth Collection) - Ambrose Bierce
The Devil's Dictionary (Wordsworth Collection)
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781853263644 (1853263648)
Publisher: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Covered In Rust
Covered In Rust rated it
Reading this book came about after I learned about dailylit.com. I was browsing their selection and saw Bierce’s name. A friend had recommended his horror stories to me years ago but I’d never gotten around to reading any of them. The Devil’s Dictionary is not scary at all but satire at its best.Bie...
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3.0 The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary
I recall seeing blurbs from this in email taglines and referenced in many other places throughout the years, so I figured I should finally read the whole thing, cover to cover. Although it is clever in places, it is also dated, both in language and in allusions. This may explain why it is only quo...
Traveller rated it
Although the book is great fun, perhaps not so much to a jaded 21st century mind as it must have been when the book was first published. Sorry if I sound a bit crabby compared to the glowing 5-star reviews before this one, but although witty, I just don't find this the wittiest ever, which would ha...
Itinerant Librarian on Books
Itinerant Librarian on Books rated it
4.0 The Devil's Dictionary
This little book is certainly one that must be read. If nothing else, a lot of the definitions that Bierce coined back in his day are very relevant today. There is a blend of cynicism and dark humor in the work. I don't recall now who recommended the book to me; I know it was one of my online friend...
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goodreads, n. Website designed to prevent people who enjoy books from finding time to read them.review, v.i. Demonstrate, through a short essay, appreciation for one's own wit.
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