Write It Right By Ambrose Bierce
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Write It Right By Ambrose Bierce

Several hundred of Bierce's pet peeves. Bierce's list includes some distinctions still familiar today. The which-that rule, less vs. fewer, lie and lay – but it also abounds in now-forgotten shibboleths: Ovation, the critics of his time agreed, meant a Roman triumph, not a round of applause. Reliable was an ill-formed coinage, not for the discriminating. Donate was pretentious, jeopardize should be jeopard, demean meant "comport ones...

A Cynic Looks at Life
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A Cynic Looks at Life

A collection of essays in which Bierce talks about modern civilization and all its faults, including the death penalty, emancipated women, immortality, civilisation and more.

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The Devil's Dictionary: Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

If we could only put aside our civil pose and say what we really thought, the world would be a lot like the one alluded to in The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary. There, a bore is "a person who talks when you wish him to listen," and happiness is "an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another." This is the most comprehensive, authoritative edition ever of Ambrose Bierce’s satiric masterpiece. It renders obsole...