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  • Ambrose Bierce was an American writer who is best known for his realism. Often compared to Poe for the dark, realistic nature of his short stories, Bierce drew upon his Civil War experience as a soldier to write on a wide variety of subjects, and sto...


  • Twelve engrossing, suspenseful tales by a master storyteller include "The Eyes of the Panther," "A Watcher by the Dead," "The Man and the Snake," "Moxon's Master," "The Boarded Window," and seven others....


  • While not a book that would be of interest to everyone, I found Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories to be a wonderfully delightful collection of spooky stories set around the Civil War era. Each story was short and to the point, not relying ...



  • This short story collection by Ambrose Bierce has all of the following stories: The Rat, Buttygoats, Cats, The Crane, The Snake, Frogs, Dogs, The Pig, Kangaroons, Ephalents, The Tootsy Wootsy, Grass Hoppers, Domestical Hens, The Buflo, Sheeps, Ducks,...


  • Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. He wrote the short story ”An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and compiled a satirical lexicon, The Devil’s Dictionary. His vehemence a...


  • This short story collection by Ambrose Bierce has all of the following stories: The Sample Counter, Our Tales Of Sentiment, The Great Strike Of 1895, A Thumb-nail Sketch, Mortality In The Foot-hills, The A. L. C. B., A Story At The Club, The Wizard O...


  • This short story collection by Ambrose Bierce has all of the following stories: A Shipwreckollection, The Captain of “The Camel”, The Man Overboard, A Cargo of Cat, Epigrams Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short ...






  • This short story collection by Ambrose Bierce has all of the following stories: A Provisional Settlement, Aspirants Three, At Santiago, A Cabinet Conference, An Indemnity, For Intervention, The Ordeal, Frosting A Bud, A Baffled Ambition, The Genesis ...


  • 2015 Reprint of 1925 Edition. Full Facsimile of the original edition. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "Moxon's Master" speculates on the nature of life and intelligence. It describes a chess-playing automaton that murders its creato...


  • By Abracadabra we signify An infinite number of things. 'T is the answer to What? and How? and Why? And Whence? and Whither?—a word whereby The Truth (with the comfort it brings) Is open to all who grope in night, Crying for Wisdom's holy light. Wh...


  • A man stood upon a railroad bridge in northern Alabama, looking down into the swift water twenty feet below. The man's hands were behind his back, the wrists bound with a cord. A rope closely encircled his neck. It was attached to a stout cross-timbe...


  • A breezy day and a sunny landscape. An open country to right and left and forward; behind, a wood. In the edge of this wood, facing the open but not venturing into it, long lines of troops halted. The wood is alive with them, and full of confused noi...


  • After his ship springs a leak during a voyage, a sailor details the amusingly bizarre dangers that one can face when transporting a cargo of cats across the open seas. This light-hearted short story by Ambrose Bierce was originally published in The W...


  • When Irene Marlowe refuses a marriage proposal from the man she loves, he demands she tell him her reasons why. Irene indulges him by telling the tale of her tragic family history, speaking of the glowing eyes of a panther that have caused her family...


  • This collection gathers together the works by Ambrose Bierce in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume!Novellas:The Dance Of DeathThe Land Beyond The BlowThe Monk And The Hangman’s DaughterShort Story Collections...


  • Here's a short story by Bierce that is not for the faint of heart. Indeed, if you are a tenderhearted person, you might avoid this grim little tale altogether. In fact, if you never even peek at this story, you will probably be far better off. Did I ...


  • AMBROSE BIERCE - The City of the Goneaway - and 67 other stories of the supernatural and the weird. Before he trailed off into the wilds of Mexico, never to be heard from again, Ambrose Bierce achieved a public persona as ""bitter Bierce"" and ""the ...


  • The Affair at Coulter's is a short story by Ambrose Bierce. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (born June 24, 1842, assumed to have died sometime after December 26, 1913) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. He w...


  • Four Days in Dixie is a short story by Ambrose Bierce. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (born June 24, 1842, assumed to have died sometime after December 26, 1913) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. He wrote ...


  • The Moonlit Road is a short story by Ambrose Bierce. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (born June 24, 1842, assumed to have died sometime after December 26, 1913) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. He wrote th...


  • Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (born June 24, 1842, assumed to have died sometime after December 26, 1913) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. He wrote the short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and...



  • This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefo...


  • Under the name of G. A. Danziger I wrote in the year 1889 a story founded on a German tale, which I called The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter. The story was tragic but I gave it a happy ending. Submitting it to the late Ambrose Bierce, asking him to...


  • This short story collection by Ambrose Bierce has all of the following stories: Soldiers, A Horseman In The Sky, An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge, Chickamauga, A Son Of The Gods, One Of The Missing, Killed At Resaca, The Affair At Coulter's Notch, T...



  • This title in our Masters of the Weird Tale series focuses on the weird fiction and all of the Civil War stories of Ambrose Bierce, and is introduced by S.T. Joshi. Nearly one hundred stories are collected in a large hardcover edition, featuring twen...







  • Bierce was considered a master of pure English by his contemporaries, and virtually everything that came from his pen was notable for its judicious wording and economy of style. He wrote in a variety of literary genres. In addition to his ghost and w...


  • A veteran of some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, Ambrose Bierce went on to become one of the darkest and most death haunted of American writers, the blackest of black humorists. This volume gathers the most celebrated and significant of B...


  • Ambrose Bierce's Tales of Soldiers and Civilians presents through a series of short stories the American Civil War in all of its gruesomeness as well as its glory. A Civil War veteran himself, Bierce knew firsthand the horrors of war, and how meaning...


  • An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge is a book of incredible power and suspense. All the fears of a young father come to light as his life swings in and out of reality. As a captured Southern loyalist, the character is bound by the neck and to be hung, w...


  • A collection of short stories from one of America's most unique and fascinating writers, Ambrose Bierce. With his well known stories such as 'The Middle Toe of the Right Foot', to his lesser known works 'A Baby Tramp' and others....



  • On arriving at a rural monastery, the monk Ambrosius meets a young girl, Benedicta. She is shunned by the local community for being the daughter of the local hangman, but Ambrosius is drawn into a dangerous sympathy with her, and in defiance of the c...



  • Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914) was a short story writer, an editorialist, a satirist and a journalist. He is best known for his devil's Dictionary. His sardonic view of human nature and his tough stance as a critic earned him the nickname "Bitter Bierc...


  • Death awaits them all …A man stares into the deep river swirling beneath him – hands tied, noose around his neck – and waits for the order to end his life. Another is trapped for eternity in a room full of corpses. A cowering woman is strangled...






  • This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them....


  • The question "Does civilization civilize?" is a fine example of petitio principii and decides itself in the affirmative. But it is not necessary to suppose that he who propounds is either unconscious of his lapse in logic or desirous of digging a pit...


  • 'Nothing is so improbable as what is true' Of all the writers of ghost and horror stories, Ambrose Bierce is perhaps the most colourful. He was a dark, cynical and pessimistic soul who had a grim vision of fate and the unfairness of life, which he ch...


  • Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914?) has been a widely read, often controversial, author for more than a hundred years, but until now there has been no exhaustive collection of his short fiction. This new edition, both comprehensive and chronological, revea...


  • Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914?) has been a widely read, often controversial, author for more than a hundred years, but until now there has been no exhaustive collection of his short fiction. This new edition, both comprehensive and chronological, revea...






  • Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914?) has been a widely read, often controversial, author for more than a hundred years, but until now there has been no exhaustive collection of his short fiction. This new edition, both comprehensive and chronological, revea...


  • The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical reference book written by Ambrose Bierce. The book offers reinterpretations of terms in the English language, lampooning cant, and political doublespeak, as well as other aspects of human foolishness and frailty....


  • Volume II of Ambrose Bierce's twelve-volume collected works, this volume contains tales of Soldiers, including "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," "A Horseman in the Sky," "Chickamauga," "A Son of the Gods," "One of the Missing," "Killed at Resaca,"...


  • Also included: "Parker Adderson, Philosopher," "An Affair of Outposts," "The Story of a Conscience," "One Kind of Officer," "One Officer, One Man," "George Thurston," "The Mocking-Bird" and tales of Civilians, including "The Man out of the Nose," "An...


  • Ambrose Bierce didn't just write about the Civil War, he lived through it--on the battlefields and over the graves--and in doing so gave birth to a literary chronicle of men at war previously unseen in the American literary canon. The fact that some ...



  • Tales of Soldiers and Civilians is a collection of short stories written by Ambrose Bierce. Published in 1891, the 26 stories detail the lives of soldiers and civilians during the American Civil War. His famous story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridg...


  • Ambrose Bierce's original and innovative stories differed dramatically from those of his 19th-century contemporaries. These 23 tales include his best and most characteristic short fiction: anti-war satires that underscore the barbarism of bloodshed, ...


  • Newspaperman, short-story writer, poet, and satirist, Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914) is one of the most striking and unusual literary figures America has produced. Dubbed "Bitter Bierce" for his vitriolic wit and biting satire, his fame rests largely o...



  • Ambrose Bierce (1842 1914) was an American writer who also served the Union in the American Civil War. Bierce wrote extensively on what he had seen as a soldier in the war, including the popular short stories An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and...


  • In The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce defined "war" as "a by-product of the arts of peace." A Civil War veteran, Bierce had absolutely no illusions about "courage," "honor," and "glory" on the battlefield. These stories form one of the great antiw...


  • American journalist and satirist Ambrose Bierce is probably best known for his short stories about the American Civil War. The author's craft for story-telling is exemplified by his famous "An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge", which is th...




  • Ambrose Bierce was one of the strangest phenomena of American letters. The adjectives used to describe his writing and character tend to have a rather uncomplimentary ring: "venomous," "vindictive," "paranoid," "rancorous," "malevolent"; yet few woul...



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    Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (born June 24, 1842, Horse Cave Creek, Meigs County, Ohio, USA - date of death uncertain, possibly December 1913 or early 1914, presumably in Mexico) was an American satirist, critic, poet, short story writer, editor, and jour...


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    Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (born June 24, 1842, Horse Cave Creek, Meigs County, Ohio, USA - date of death uncertain, possibly December 1913 or early 1914, presumably in Mexico) was an American satirist, critic, poet, short story writer, editor, and jour...



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    This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available a...



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    Of the many causes that conspired to bring about the lamentable failure of “self-government” in ancient America the most general and comprehensive was, of course, the impracticable nature of the system itself....


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    Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842-1914) was an American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer and satirist, today best known for his The Devil's Dictionary (1911). He wrote some of his books under the pseudonyms Dod Grile and J. Milton Sloluck. Bi...


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    One sunny afternoon in the autumn of the year 1861 a soldier lay in a clump of laurel by the side of a road in western Virginia. He lay at full length upon his stomach, his feet resting upon the toes, his head upon the left forearm....


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    Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842-1914) was an American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer and satirist, today best known for his The Devil’s Dictionary (1911). He wrote some of his books under the pseudonyms Dod Grile and J. Milton Sloluck. ...


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    Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. He wrote the short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and compiled a satirical lexicon, The Devil's Dictionary. His vehemence as a cr...



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    The Fiend's Delight includes the sections Some Fiction; Current Journaling; Musings, Philosophical and Theological; and Poesy. From the opening of "One More Unfortunate," first story in the fiction section: "It was midnight -- a black, wet, midnight-...


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    A seemingly love triangle that involves murder and betrayal but is really a fascinating insight into the mind of Ambrose Bierce and his radical politics that condemn the nation building and racist ideologies of white superiority that was prevalent am...


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    Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842-1914) was an American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer and satirist, today best known for his The Devil's Dictionary (1911). He wrote some of his books under the pseudonyms Dod Grile and J. Milton Sloluck. Bi...


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    As in all Bierce's work, his poetry is witty, caustic and ironic. Some of the poems included are: Novum Organum "In Bacon see the culminating prime, / Of Anglo-Saxon intellect and crime;" For a Certain Critic "Let lowly themes engage my humble pen --...


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    Brilliant and magnetic as are these two studies by Ambrose Bierce, and especially significant as coming from one who was a boy soldier in the Civil War, they merely reflect one side of his original and many-faceted genius. Poet, critic, satirist, fun...



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    In San Francisco, three physicians discuss man's hereditary, and superstitious, fear of the dead. Dr. Mancher wonders if it is, indeed, universal. Dr. Helberson says it is; it is all a matter of circumstance. And what would happen if a man were locke...