From Abasement ('A decent mental attitude in the presence of wealth') to Zigzag ('To move forward uncertainly, from side to side, as one carrying the white man's burden'), The Devil's Dictionary is a pertinent guide to modern living for all free-thinking individuals. Every page crackles with biting humor and deliciously cutting observations on ...
From Abasement ('A decent mental attitude in the presence of wealth') to Zigzag ('To move forward uncertainly, from side to side, as one carrying the white man's burden'), The Devil's Dictionary is a pertinent guide to modern living for all free-thinking individuals. Every page crackles with biting humor and deliciously cutting observations on society, as Beirce turns a sardonic spotlight onto his contemporaries, and questions enduring ideals of capitalism, imperialism and convention. Also available in the Classics by Roads series: Dracula, Bram Stoker, ISBN 9781909399341; Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad ISBN 9781909399013; Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte, ISBN 9781909399334; Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Jules Verne, ISBN 9781909399273; Lady Chatterley's Lover, D.H. Lawrence, ISBN 9781909399280; Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert, ISBN 9781909399082; Notes From Underground Fyodor Dostoyevsky, ISBN 9781909399099; The Good Soldier, Ford Madox Ford, ISBN 9781909399266; The Hound of the Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle, ISBN 9781909399051; The Picture of Dorian Grey, Oscar Wilde, ISBN 9781909399006; The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli, ISBN 9781909399303; The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, ISBN 9781909399020; The Thirty-nine Steps, John Buchan, ISBN 9781909399242; The Trial, Franz Kafka, ISBN 9781909399297; What is Art? Leo Tolstoy, ISBN 9781909399259; Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte, ISBN 9781909399075; Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, ISBN 9781909399068; The King in Yellow, Robert Chambers, ISBN 9781909399501; Emma, Jane Austen, ISBN 9781909399495; Venus in Furs, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, ISBN 9781909399556; Great Expectations, ISBN 9781909399518; Walden, ISBN 9781909399532; Fathers and Sons, Ivan Turgenev; What Maisie Knew ISBN 9781909399525; Gulliver s Travels ISBN 9781909399563"
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Written by a man very much involved in life and much offended by the crudity found therein. Never at a loss to respond to what conflicted his morality we find him humorous or extremely thoughtful, and thought provoking in his responses. An easy read that will stay with you.
Oct 2, 2008
HALF A LOAF - Is it really better?
This adaptation by Gahan Wilson is a disappointment. It represents no more than five percent of Bierce's work of the same name. I feel that Alibris should have more clearly indicated that this book is an adaptation. If they did, I missed it.
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