The Devil's Dictionary


Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1613106432

Category: English language

Page: 314

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A Devil's Dictionary of Business

Monkey Business; High Finance and Low; Money, the Making, Losing, and Printing Thereof; Commerce; Trade; Clever Tricks; Tours de Force; Globalism and Globaloney; Industry; Invention; The Stock Market; Marvelous Explanations and Clarifications; All Presented with Wit and Attitude...


Author: Nicholas Von Hoffman

Publisher: Nation Books

ISBN: 9781560259060

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 323

View: 4857

This book is an incisive and entertaining overview of the business world, worthy of its antecedent, Ambrose Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary." Told from the perspective of the legendary Nicholas von Hoffman, it is catty, sharp, funny, mean and informative. Arranged alphabetically, from "Abacus" to "Zukor, Adlph" the dictionary elucidates the business world from top to bottom, from the ancient world to the present. "The Devil's Dictionary of Business" is an ideal gift for your stockbroker, bank manager, loan shark or that anticapitalist, Starbucks-bashing cousin of yours, all of whom will enjoy von Hoffman's sardonic and dizzying tour of mammon.

The Devil's Dictionary (or The Cynic's Wordbook: Unabridged with all the Definitions)


Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8074843955

Category: Fiction

Page: 139

View: 4313

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Devil's Dictionary (or The Cynic's Wordbook: Unabridged with all the Definitions)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The book is a classic satire in the form of a dictionary on which Bierce worked for decades. It was originally published in 1906 as The Cynic's Word Book before being retitled in 1911. A number of the definitions are accompanied by satiric verses, many of which are signed with comic pseudonyms. It offers reinterpretations of terms in the English language which lampoon cant and political double-talk as well as other aspects of human foolishness and frailty. The definitions provide satirical, witty and often politically pointed representations of the words that is seeks to "define". The Devil's Dictionary has inspired many imitations both in its day and more recently. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 – 1914?) was an American satirist, critic, poet, editor and journalist. Bierce became a prolific author of short stories often humorous and sometimes bitter or macabre. His dark, sardonic views and vehemence as a critic earned him the nickname, "Bitter Bierce".

The Devil's Dictionary

Weird Fantasy Stories


Author: E.C. Tubb

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1479420131

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

View: 353

A new collection of six tales of dark fantasy by a master storyteller. What happens when an occult scholar obtains an ancient grimoire and uses it to summon up the Devil? ... Three tramps find a metal vessel akin to Aladdin’s Lamp and release a Jinn who grants them a wish they might come to regret... The excavation of an ancient dolman releases an imprisoned evil... Could anyone trust the proprietor of the strange little shop who claimed to be a dealer in dreams? ... The mission of mercy that caused a space traveller to disappear... What happens when a man’s memories are utterly destroyed? ... Classic reading by a master of the weird tale -- and the author of the Dumarest of Terra series!

The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary


Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820326344

Category: Humor

Page: 404

View: 5274

If we could only put aside our civil pose and say what we really thought, the world would be a lot like the one alluded to in The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary. There, a bore is “a person who talks when you wish him to listen,” and happiness is “an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.” This is the most comprehensive, authoritative edition ever of Ambrose Bierce’s satiric masterpiece. It renders obsolete all other versions that have appeared in the book’s ninety-year history. A virtual onslaught of acerbic, confrontational wordplay, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary offers some 1,600 wickedly clever definitions to the vocabulary of everyday life. Little is sacred and few are safe, for Bierce targets just about any pursuit, from matrimony to immortality, that allows our willful failings and excesses to shine forth. This new edition is based on David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi’s exhaustive investigation into the book’s writing and publishing history. All of Bierce’s known satiric definitions are here, including previously uncollected, unpublished, and alternative entries. Definitions dropped from previous editions have been restored while nearly two hundred wrongly attributed to Bierce have been excised. For dedicated Bierce readers, an introduction and notes are also included. Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary is a classic that stands alongside the best work of satirists such as Twain, Mencken, and Thurber. This unabridged edition will be celebrated by humor fans and word lovers everywhere.

The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs


Author: Ambrose Bierce,S. T. Joshi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781598531022

Category: Fiction

Page: 880

View: 4323

Features a collection of the most celebrated and significant writings from the Civil War veteran and San Francisco literary figure.

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A Devil's Dictionary for Higher Education


Author: Cary Nelson,Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences Cary Nelson,Stephen Watt,Adjunct Professor of Theatre and Drama Stephen Watt

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415922036

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 2720

Using the format of a dictionary, the authors present stories and reflections on some of the most pressing issues affecting higher education in America.

The Enlarged Devil's Dictionary


Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

ISBN: 9780141185927

Category: English language

Page: 323

View: 8220

The Devil's Dictionary, begun as a weekly column when Bierce was a journalist, and developed into a full-scale satire, is, as he says, a punishment for rascals. Bierce became known as the 'laughing devil' of the San Francisco news media and his lampoons on religion, marriage, politics and society made him both the literary delight and the dreaded scourge of the whole Pacific coast. Written with wit, rather than humour, to be savoured by those 'enlightened souls who prefer dry wines to sweet, sense to sentiment', The Enlarged Devil's Dictionary demonstrates that if Mark Twain was the great satirist of Southern life, Ambrose Bierce was his equal in the West.