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The Devil's Dictionary

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This product will be shipped on 10/22/2019

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Ambrose Bierce, a contemporary of Mark Twain’s, is known for his irreverent wit, sharp sarcasm, and sardonic view of human nature. His perennial classic of American satire, The Devil’s Dictionary, offers biting observations that lampoon people, politics, American society, and its most cherished institutions. Acclaimed New York cartoonist Keith Bendis has chosen a sampling of Bierce’s most wickedly funny definitions to bring to life through illustration. Bierce’s acerbic wit has met its perfect match with Bendis’ humorous, tongue-in-cheek watercolor drawings.

"Masquerading as a scholarly lexicon, this book is in fact a wide-ranging collection of barbs, wisecracks, phony news items, pseudo-jargon, crackpot history, personal insults, ridiculous poems, and what the French refer to as apercus — things everyone else wishes they had thought of first. The reader is encouraged to sample this and sample that, pick and choose from among the tart delights, and come back for seconds if he so pleases." — From the Introduction by Joe Queenan

Pages:
104
Colors:
full color
Format:
Hardcover
Dimensions:
6.5" x 8.5"
ISBN-13:
978-1-68396-297-7
Year:
2019

PLEASE NOTE: All pre-ordered books are shipped via Media Mail in the U.S. and Air Mail internationally. Please select the appropriate shipping method when checking out to avoid being overcharged for shipping!

FU Press Exclusive

Ambrose Bierce, a contemporary of Mark Twain’s, is known for his irreverent wit, sharp sarcasm, and sardonic view of human nature. His perennial classic of American satire, The Devil’s Dictionary, offers biting observations that lampoon people, politics, American society, and its most cherished institutions. Acclaimed New York cartoonist Keith Bendis has chosen a sampling of Bierce’s most wickedly funny definitions to bring to life through illustration. Bierce’s acerbic wit has met its perfect match with Bendis’ humorous, tongue-in-cheek watercolor drawings.

"Masquerading as a scholarly lexicon, this book is in fact a wide-ranging collection of barbs, wisecracks, phony news items, pseudo-jargon, crackpot history, personal insults, ridiculous poems, and what the French refer to as apercus — things everyone else wishes they had thought of first. The reader is encouraged to sample this and sample that, pick and choose from among the tart delights, and come back for seconds if he so pleases." — From the Introduction by Joe Queenan

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