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    The Devil's Dictionary (Hardback) By (author) Ambrose Bierce, Illustrated by Ralph Steadman, Introduction by Professor Angus Calder

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    DescriptionBierce's classic work of satirical wit and Steadman's pointed pen redefine the way we see even the seemingly simplest of terms. Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from but not well enough to lend to. Bride, n.: A woman with a great future behind her. Consult, v: To seek another's approval of a course already decided on. Ambrose Bierce's "dictionary" of epigrams, essays, verses, and vignettes targets the religious, the romantic, the political, and the economic, in equal measure. The book you need to define both friends and enemies, "The Devil's Dictionary" is also the perfect gift, showcasing Bierce's razor-sharp wit and Ralph Steadman's incisive pen to their best advantage.

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    The Devil's Dictionary
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ambrose Bierce, Illustrated by Ralph Steadman, Introduction by Professor Angus Calder
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 131 mm
    Height: 181 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9781582343808
    ISBN 10: 1582343802

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
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    B&T General Subject: 680
    Libri: I-RB
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    DC22: 423.0207
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    DC22: 423/.02/07
    LC classification: PS1097 .D4 2003
    Edition statement
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    17 January 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), friend and rival of Mark Twain, was one of nineteenth-century America's most renowned satirists. A Union veteran of the Civil War, he became one of the best-known writers and journalists in the country. In 1913 he set off for Mexico, then in the throes of revolution, and was never seen again. Ralph Steadman, artist, writer, sculptor, political cartoonist, and designer of labels for vintage wines, is the author/illustrator of, most recently, the novel "Doodaaa," as well as the illustrator of Lewis Carroll's "Alice," George Orwell's "Animal Farm," and Hunter Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." His work appears regularly in such publications as the "New Yorker," the "New York Times, GQ, Esquire," and the "Los Angeles Times."