The Devil's Dictionary (Paperback)

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"THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY" 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781985166134
ISBN-10: 1985166135
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: February 8th, 2018
Pages: 106
Language: English