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LOG
12-19-2009, 10:28 PM
By Ambrose Bierce.
Just how many and what types of terms does it hold? Is it purely a dictionary, or does it have narration?
I'm thinking of picking it up on an eBook for chuckles.

Medievalist
12-19-2009, 10:46 PM
Go to the library; it's been around for thirty or more years.

LOG
12-19-2009, 10:50 PM
I am not currently in civilization. Won't be back near a library for a few more days.

Medievalist
12-19-2009, 10:59 PM
I am not currently in civilization. Won't be back near a library for a few more days.

http://books.google.com/books?id=xynV2AEAOS0C&printsec=frontcover&dq=devil%27s+dictionary+ambrose+bierce&cd=1#v=onepage&q=&f=false

There have been later editions--but given Bierce's status, (dead) I'm not sure who/what is responsible for them.

alleycat
12-19-2009, 11:19 PM
If you have a Kindle, or Kindle for PC, you can get the original version for free on the Amazon website.

Lady Ice
01-09-2010, 10:47 PM
By Ambrose Bierce.
Just how many and what types of terms does it hold? Is it purely a dictionary, or does it have narration?
I'm thinking of picking it up on an eBook for chuckles.

It's brilliant. Basically it's a satirical dictionary, set out like a dictionary. Such as:

BRIDE: A woman with a great prospect of happiness behind her.