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- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1508476535
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- Language: English
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- Average Customer Review: 31 customer reviews
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I know that a lot of people are aware of this 'dictionary' and what it is, but for those who aren't, Ambrose Bierce compiled an original dictionary and used his sense of humour in saying what words mean. For example marriage is 'the state or condition of a community of a master, mistress and two slaves, making in all, two.'
It is the blend of such cynicism and his satire which has made this a classic.
e.g. POLITENESS -The most acceptable hypocrasy.
TWICE- Once too often.
Ambrose Bierce's jaundiced view of mankind portrayed through the dictionary format interspersed with poetry is both amusing and thought provoking.
A great "pick and put down" book
The definitions are different but that's what's outstanding of this humorus free classic!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bierce offers brilliantly sardonic definitions. Given that he was writing in the 19th century, many of the definitions seem very current.Published 1 month ago by Kenneth Campbell