21 March 2011

download: he Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

  University of Georgia Press; 1st edition (July 1, 2000) | ISBN: 0820321966 | 404 pages | PDF | 1 MB

If we could alone put abreast our civilian affectation and say what we absolutely thought, the apple would be a lot like the one alluded to in The Entire Devil’s Dictionary. There, a bore is “a being who talks back you ambition him to listen,” and beatitude is “an acceptable awareness arising from advertent the ache of another.” This is the best comprehensive, accurate copy anytime of Ambrose Bierce’s abusive masterpiece. It renders anachronistic all added versions that accept appeared in the book’s ninety-year history.
A basic aggression of acerbic, confrontational wordplay, The Entire Devil’s Dictionary offers some 1,600 clumsily able definitions to the cant of accustomed life. Little is angelic and few are safe, for Bierce targets aloof about any pursuit, from alliance to immortality, that allows our adamant failings and excesses to flash forth.
This fresh copy is based on David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi’s all-embracing analysis into the book’s autograph and publishing history. All of Bierce’s accepted abusive definitions are here, including ahead uncollected, unpublished, and another entries. Definitions alone from antecedent editions accept been adequate while about two hundred abominably attributed to Bierce accept been excised. For committed Bierce readers, an addition and addendum are additionally included.
Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary is a archetypal that stands alongside the best assignment of satirists such as Twain, Mencken, and Thurber. This entire copy will be acclaimed by amusement admirers and chat lovers everywhere.

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