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The Devil's Dictionary

By: Ambrose Bierce
Published By: Double9 Books
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Ambrose Bierce wrote a satirical dictionary titled The Devil's Dictionary. The lexicon was first written over a period of thirty years as a collection of articles for magazines and newspapers. It has gained a name all across the world by being frequently repeated and imitated. It was listed among the top 100 works of American literature in the 1970s.The English Language, his dictionary, was released on April 15th, 1755. 42,733 terms were defined in Johnson's Dictionary, almost all seriously. The alphabetical list of definitions that we have here was put together from several notes, copies, and variations.The first definition attributed to Ambrose Bierce was released in 1867. His satirical dictionary "The Demon's Dictionary" was only published once, but it inspired imitators. Harry Ellington Brook wrote one of the most significant ones for The Illustrated San Francisco Wasp. In The Wasp, Paul Bierce's satirical definitions took the place of "Wasp's Improved Webster" and were replaced with his own. He penned 79 articles for "The Devil's Dictionary," making his way through the alphabet to the word "lickspittle" in the 14 August 1886 edition.

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Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American short story writer, journalist, poet, and American Civil War warrior who lived from June 24, 1842, in Meigs County, Ohio, to Marcus Aurelius Bierce and Laura Sherwood Bierce. Between 1620 and 1640, his ancestors immigrated to North America as a result of the Great Puritan Migration. At age 15, he left home to work as a printer's devil for a nearby newspaper. Ambrose Bierce engaged in combat in the Battle of Shiloh during the American Civil War. He worked for General William Babcock Hazen and received a first lieutenant appointment. He had a catastrophic head injury in June 1864 while on leave from his active duty. On December 25, 1871, he wed Mary Ellen "Mollie" Day, and they had three kids. His daughter Helen passed away from pneumonia, and both of his boys passed away before to him. They split up in 1904. The next year, Mollie Day Bierce passed away. His most well-known tales were produced quickly between 1888 and 1891. His frequently mentioned book The Devil's Dictionary, which debuted in book form in 1906, is among his most well-known works.More than 50 novels, short tales, films, TV series, stage plays, and comic comics have fictionalized Bierce.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 217 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9356568707
  • ISBN-13: 9789356568709
  • Item Weight: 260.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 12.2 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Literary, Fiction / Humorous