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A virtual onslaught of acerbic, confrontational wordplay, this work—which first appeared in the San Francisco News Letter in 1875—adds approximately 1,600 wickedly clever definitions to the vocabulary of everyday life. Little is sacred and few are safe as the author targets just about any pursuit, from matrimony to immortality, exposing people's willful failings and excesses. Una colección de idioma mordaz y chocante, esta obra—que primero apareció en el periódico San Francisco News Letter en 1875—ofrece unas 1,600 definiciones ingeniosas del vocabulario común de la época. Nada es sagrado ya que el autor abarca los temas del matrimonio y la inmortalidad, indicando las muchas fallas y los excesos de las personas.
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Ambrose Bierce had a strange life and Carlos Fuentes immortalized him with Gringo Viejo, a masterpiece and later a movie. This dictionary is a humoristic look at life without any strings!About the Author:
Ambrose Bierce was one of 19th-century America's most renowned satirists. The author of short stories, essays, fables, poems, and sketches, he was a popular columnist and wrote for several San Francisco and London newspapers during his 40-year journalism career.
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Book Description Edimat Libros, 2007. Condition: Very Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP102261542
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