The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: World Pub. Co 1911
Number of pages: 392
Satiric lexicon by Ambrose Bierce, first compiled as The Cynic's Word Book in 1906. The barbed definitions that Bierce began publishing in a weekly journal he edited in San Francisco, brought this 19th-century stock form to a new level of artistry. Employing a terse, aphoristic style, Bierce lampooned social, professional, and religious convention, as in his definitions for bore--"A person who talks when you wish him to listen"; architect--"One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money"; and saint--"A dead sinner revised and edited."
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by Eric Landa - Smashwords
This first book contains five thousand jokes from a variety of sources from both famous and ordinary people. Hopefully they'll bring a smile to your face, a grin to your mouth and maybe make your fingers scratch your head every now and then ...
by George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith - A. A. Knopf
The diary of a clerk in London, an old fashioned humourous book. It documents in hilarious detail the everyday life of the lower middle class during the Great Victorian age. A classic masterpiece with some nice subtle humor.
by Donald Ogden Stewart - George H. Doran Company
Mr. H. G. Wells, in his 'Outline of History', was of necessity forced to omit the narration of many of the chief events in the history of these United States. Such omissions the author has in this brief volume endeavored to supply.
by Edward John Hardy - T Fisher Unwin
We strongly recommend this book as one of the best of wedding presents. It is a complete handbook to an earthly Paradise, and its author may be regarded as the Murray of Matrimony and the Baedeker of Bliss. Admirably written volume.