Published in 1909, this is an amusing collection of literary faults that irritated Bierce when he was reading critically. His list of pet-peeves provides many chuckles thanks to the author's sharp wit but also illustrates the extent to which the English language has changed in little more than a century.
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Ambrose Bierce (Author)
Ambrose Bierce (1842-c.1914) was an American short-story writer, journalist, and critic. He is best known for his short story, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and a volume of ironic definitions, The Devil's Dictionary. Disillusioned with Ameri...