- ISBN 9780141185927 / 0141185929
- Title The Enlarged Devil’s Dictionary
- Author Ambrose Bierce
- Category Dictionaries
Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)
Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)
- Format Paperback
- Year 2001
- Pages 336
- Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
- Imprint Penguin Classics
- Dimensions 129mm x 198mm x 15mm
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 HL Mencken.
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.