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Written by Ambrose Bierce, satirist, critic, poet, short story writer and journalist. His fiction showed a clean economical style often sprinkled with subtle cynical comments on human behavior. In the Devil's Dictionary, he let his sense of humor and his cynical outlook on life color a collection of dictionary-like definitions.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist.

Genre(s): Satire

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