The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary
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|Format:||Paperback, 440 pages, New edition Edition|
|Published In: ||United States, 31 December 2001|
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.
About the Author
AMBROSE BIERCE (1842-1914?) was one of nineteenth-century America's most renowned satirists. The author of short stories, essays, fables, poems, and sketches, he was a popular columnist and wrote for several San Francisco and London newspapers during his forty-year journalism career. DAVID E. SCHULTZ is a technical editor. He is coeditor, with S. T. Joshi, of both A Sole Survivor, a collection of Bierce autobiographical writings, and Lord of a Visible World, an autobiography-in-letters of H. P. Lovecraft. S. T. JOSHI is a freelance writer and editor. He is the editor of The Collected Fables of Ambrose Bierce and author of H. P. Lovecraft: A Life.
"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"
|Publisher: ||University of Georgia Press|
|Dimensions: ||22.0 x 15.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.57 kg)|