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5.0 out of 5 stars Always Worth Looking Through
Originally this started off as small pieces in a newspaper, but over the years as it gradually grew it was compiled into a book. This edition does have an active table of contents, but for some unkonwn reason it doesn't come up on the go to menu, so click on beginning, and go back one page.

I know that a lot of people are aware of this 'dictionary' and what it...
Published on 27 April 2011 by M. Dowden

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1.0 out of 5 stars NO TABLE OF CONTENTS, paragraph spacing, strange text used
I'm still looking for a decently produced (and inexpensive)version of this classic - and this one isn't it, albeit free; the problem is navigation, mainly, needing hundreds of clicks to get from A-Z. There is little spacing and the text used to denote quotes is big and ugly. The search goes on...
Published on 27 Jan 2012 by Carol P


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Always Worth Looking Through, 27 April 2011
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M. Dowden (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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Originally this started off as small pieces in a newspaper, but over the years as it gradually grew it was compiled into a book. This edition does have an active table of contents, but for some unkonwn reason it doesn't come up on the go to menu, so click on beginning, and go back one page.

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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amusing and thought provoking, 23 Jan 2013
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This is a publication that you can delve into from time to time and always come up with an amusing and clever definition that whilst a spoof generally hits the mark.
e.g. POLITENESS -The most acceptable hypocrasy.
TWICE- Once too often.
Highly recommended
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars NO TABLE OF CONTENTS, paragraph spacing, strange text used, 27 Jan 2012
This review is from: The Devil's Dictionary (Kindle Edition)
I'm still looking for a decently produced (and inexpensive)version of this classic - and this one isn't it, albeit free; the problem is navigation, mainly, needing hundreds of clicks to get from A-Z. There is little spacing and the text used to denote quotes is big and ugly. The search goes on...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, 3 July 2014
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Ambrose Bierce must be a very witty author, I found this to be verry funny!
The definitions are different but that's what's outstanding of this humorus free classic!
FROM LUIGI442WII
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun and oh, so true!, 2 April 2014
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It is always useful to have around the house for fun quotations. I use it a lot in e-mail banter
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wit and cynicism - what more could you want?, 30 Mar 2014
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Having read several examples from this book over the years, it was a pleasure to have the whole book - and free too!
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
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1.0 out of 5 stars book might be good, kindle version unreadable, 14 Jan 2014
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Unfortunately the Kindle formatting was borked, making it unreadable. This isn't a rating of the book, just the kindle copy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars jolly good, 8 Jan 2014
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First class cynicism
We need more like this to keep us sane
Also read Borges
Especially the house of asteron
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4.0 out of 5 stars Glad I have one, 7 Nov 2013
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Yes I'm glad I have one of my own its humorous and thought provoking.A handy alternative to Websters,Collins and the likes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, 28 July 2013
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Great book not the sort of book i would read but it's a great book would recommend this book and seller to all my friends and family who love these kind of books
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