The Enlarged Devil's Dictionary

Author(s): Ambrose Bierce

On Writing

An incomparable satirist, Ambrose Bierce became the 'laughing devil' of the San Francisco news media, for he was about as discreet as a runaway locomotive, according to H.L.Mencken.

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AMBROSE BIERCE (1842-1913) American satirist, critic, short story writer, editor and journalist. He is perhaps most famous for his serialized mock lexicon, THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY in which, over the years, he scathed American culture and accepted wisdom by pointing out alternate, more practical definitions for common words.

General Fields

  • : 9780141185927
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : June 2001
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 14mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ambrose Bierce
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 423.0207
  • : 336
  • : General & literary fiction; Classic fiction; Humour; Dictionaries