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The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce

By Ambrose Bierce
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Fantastic Fables

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: fantastic-fables.pdf

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A Moral Principle met a Material Interest on a bridge wide enough for but one. “Down, you base thing!” thundered the Moral Principle, “and let me pass over you!” The Material Interest merely looked in the other’s eyes without saying anything. “Ah,” said the Moral Principle, hesitatingly, “let us draw lots to see which shall retire till the other has crossed.” The Material Interest maintained an unbroken silence and an unwavering stare. “In order to avoid a conflict,” the Moral Principle resumed, somewhat uneasily, “I shall myself lie down and let you walk over me.”

Ambrose Bierce: Epigrams

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027233348
  • Total of Pages : 215
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 788
  • Pdf File: ambrose-bierce.pdf

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This ebook is from the Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce. Epigram is a short, sharp saying in prose or verse, frequently characterize by acidity or acerbity and sometimes by wisdom. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 – 1914?) was an American satirist, critic, poet, editor and journalist. Bierce became a prolific author of short stories often humorous and sometimes bitter or macabre. He spoke out against oppression and supported civil and religious freedoms. He also wrote numerous Civil War stories from first-hand experience. Many of his works are ranked among other esteemed American authors' like Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen Crane and Mark Twain.

The Damned Thing

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 407
  • Pdf File: the-damned-thing.pdf

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First published in the year 1893, famous American writer, journalist Ambrose Bierce's 'The Damned Thing' is a horror short story. This story is written in four parts with separate subtitles (that are comical) to each. These subtitles adds a synical impact to the gothic imagery created inside the story.

A Cynic Looks at Life

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Members : 244
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"The question "Does civilization civilize?" is a fine example of petitio principii, and decides itself in the affirmative; for civilization must needs do that from the doing of which it has its name. But it is not necessary to suppose that he who propounds is either unconscious of his lapse in logic or desirous of digging a pitfall for the feet of those who discuss; I take it he simply wishes to put the matter in an impressive way, and relies upon a certain degree of intelligence in the interpretation." -an excerpt

Chickamauga

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
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Ambrose Bierce’s short story, "Chickamauga," scrutinizes American values, specifically, America’s identifying with the natural world. Bierce is critical of the American association with divine destiny, which has manifested itself throughout history in the form of John Winthrop’s “City upon a hill” speech, the notion of the “white man’s burden,” and Manifest Destiny. American history, in the scope of the short story, is one of perceived “rightly” subjugation of others. Bierce satirizes this philosophy by use of the child as a manifestation of American values that are eventually shown to be feeble and weak. Famous works of the author Ambrose Bierce: "A Psychological Shipwreck", "Killed at Resaca",, "An Inhabitant of Carcosa", "One of the Missing", "A Tough Tussle", "An Unfinished Race", "One of Twins", "A Horseman in the Sky", "The Spook House", "The Middle Toe of the Right Foot", "The Man and the Snake", "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", "The Realm of the Unreal", "The Boarded Window", "The Secret of Macarger's Gulch", "The Death of Halpin Frayser", "The Damned Thing", "The Eyes of the Panther", "Moxon's Master", "The Moonlit Road", "Beyond the Wall".

The Middle Toe of the Right Foot

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 8726701073
  • Total of Pages : 6
  • Category : Fiction
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First published in 1890, ‘The Middle Toe of the Right Foot’ is a classic ghost story from famous American author Ambrose Bierce. A gruesome and horrifying murder has taken place. Manton, the only one left alive, flees the scene, leaving the house empty and abandoned. When a group of young men stumble across the empty property many years later, strange and unexplainable things start to happen. A terrifying tale suitable for all horror lovers. Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914) was an American author, journalist, and poet, best known for his horror and fiction stories. Born in Ohio to a large family, Bierce left home at 15 to become a printer’s apprentice. Bierce saw action during the American Civil War, and his terrifying experiences were recounted in horrifying and realistic detail in many of his stories such as ‘An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge’ and ‘One of the Missing’. Bierce also become known for his ghost and psychological horror stories, as well as his poetry. One of his most famous works is ‘The Devil’s Dictionary’ which contained satirical definitions of English words. Bierce wrote a letter to a friend in 1913 stating ‘I leave here tomorrow for an unknown destination’ before mysteriously vanishing without a trace.

Ambrose Bierce’s Civil War

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Book Code : 1786251876
  • Total of Pages : 213
  • Category : History
  • Members : 297
  • Pdf File: ambrose-bierce-s-civil-war.pdf

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This powerful collection contains the very best of this world-renowned author’s writings. All of the short stories and factual accounts of the Civil War presented here form a searing, unflinching portrait of this terrible war. For fiction and non-fiction fans and history buffs alike.

Black Beetles in Amber

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1776537297
  • Total of Pages : 339
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 527
  • Pdf File: black-beetles-in-amber.pdf

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Though he is today best remembered for his acerbic satire, American writer Ambrose Bierce had a surprisingly broad range as a writer. Black Beetles in Amber is a collection of Bierce's poetry, which ranges from humorous verse to hauntingly tender lyrics.

The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter

By Ambrose Bierce,Richard Voss,Adolphe De Castro
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  • Publisher : Litres
  • Book Code : 5040480180
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  • Category : Fiction
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Iconoclastic Memories of the Civil War

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 8726552981
  • Total of Pages : 69
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 369
  • Pdf File: iconoclastic-memories-of-the-civil-war.pdf

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In "Iconoclastic Memories of the Civil War: Bits of Autobiography," Bierce recounts some of his experiences as a soldier. At the outset of the American Civil War, Bierce enlisted in the Union Army's 9th Indiana Infantry Regiment. In February 1862 he was commissioned First Lieutenant, and served on the staff of General William Babcock Hazen as a topographical engineer, making maps of likely battlefields. Bierce fought at the Battle of Shiloh (April 1862), a terrifying experience that became a source for several later short-stories as well as the memoir, "What I Saw of Shiloh". In June 1864, he sustained a serious head wound at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, and spent the rest of the summer on furlough, returning to active duty in September. He was discharged from the army in January 1865. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) was an American writer, journalist, critic, poet, and Civil War veteran, best known for "The Devil's Dictionary" (1911). He dominated the horror genre as the preeminent innovator of supernatural storytelling in the period between the death of Edgar Allan Poe and the rise of H.P. Lovecraft. Bierce’s death was as mysterious as his strange stories; sometime around 1914 he left for Mexico, wanting to experience the Mexican Revolution firsthand, and was never to be seen again.

The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465518517
  • Total of Pages : 162
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A Holy Terror

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 872670109X
  • Total of Pages : 7
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 514
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Buried treasure. An abandoned cemetery. An inexperienced gravedigger. What could go wrong? When Jefferson Doman learns of a generous treasure left by an old friend, he locates the supposed burial site - the grave of a mysterious woman named Scarry. As he begins to dig, he uncovers much more than just treasure. Ambrose Bierce’s ‘A Holy Terror’ follows the misadventures of Jefferson Doman and the bizarre, disturbing, and inexplicable things that he encounters along the way. Sparing descriptions, a fast pace, and an irresistible mystery make this story unmissable for fans of Jack London, Mark Twain, and H.P Lovecraft. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) was an American author and journalist. Affectionately known as ‘Bitter Bierce’, his horror and fiction stories are famed for their cynicism, obscurity, and sardonic view of human nature. Some of his most notable works include ‘An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge', ‘Tales of Soldiers and Civilians’ and ‘The Moonlit Road’.

Cobwebs from an Empty Skull

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: cobwebs-from-an-empty-skull.pdf

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A collection of short fables and stories written under Bierce's pseudonym, Dod Grile. The book is divided into three sections: Fables of Zambri, the Parsee, an assortment of over 100 fables; Brief Seasons of Intellectual Dissipation, discussions between a fool and a philosopher, a doctor and a soldier, respectively; and Divers Tales, 28 different stories of an eclectic nature, including The Grateful Bear, Dr. Deadwood, I Presume, Mrs. Dennison's Head, and Jim Beckwourth's Pond.

The Fantastic Fables of Ambrose Bierce - Thought Provoking and Humorous Fables from a Master of Modern Literature - With a Biography of the Author

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473350123
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was born in Meigs County, Ohio, United States in 1842. Bierce is critically best remembered for his fiction and many other writings are also generally regarded as some of the best war writings of all time. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

The Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce

By Stuart C. Woodruff
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  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
  • Book Code : 0822974029
  • Total of Pages : 204
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf File: the-short-stories-of-ambrose-bierce.pdf

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One of the most interesting figures to emerge at the turn of the twentieth century was Ambrose Bierce, whose acerbic columns in the San Francisco Examiner spread his fame as America’s most bitter cynic and misanthrope, and whose disappearance into Mexico surrounded his name with an aura of mystery. Although best known during his lifetime for his journalism and always critical of his own writing—“the magnificent intention mocked by the actual achievement”—Bierce’s fiction endures, especially his short stories about the Civil War. Originally published in the 1890s and rediscovered in the 1920s, the Civil War stories are filled with unsparing descriptions of death and suffering, disillusionment and fatalism. They also show a concern for form and craftsmanship, a controlled irony, and an economy of detail that are distinctly modern. In this pioneering study of Bierce’s stories, Stuart Woodruff examines the best and worst of Bierce’s fiction with clarity and excellent critical sense, and he traces the causes of Bierce’s success and failure as a writer, analyzing his inability to reconcile the extremes of temperament and belief that marked his life and give his stories their characteristic form. Among the pieces discussed: “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” “The Mocking-bird,” “One of the Missing,” “Chickamauga,” “Haïta the Shepherd,” “What I Saw at Shiloh,” and excerpts from The Devil’s Dictionary and Tales of Soldiers and Civilians.

A Study Guide for Ambrose Bierce's "The Boarded Window"

By Gale, Cengage Learning
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1410341771
  • Total of Pages : 19
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: a-study-guide-for-ambrose-bierce-s-the-boarded-window.pdf

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Ambrose Bierce is Missing

By Joe Nickell
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  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Book Code : 0813186463
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : True Crime
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  • Pdf File: ambrose-bierce-is-missing.pdf

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What constitutes historical truth is often subject to change. Through ingenious detection, the accepted wisdom of one generation may become the discredited legend of another—or vice versa. In this wide- ranging study of historical investigation, former detective Joe Nickell allows the reader to look over his shoulder as he demonstrates the use of varied techniques in solving some of the world's most perplexing mysteries. All the major categories of historical mystery are here—ancient riddles, biographical enigmas, hidden identity, "fakelore," questioned artifacts, suspect documents, lost texts, obscured sources, and scientific challenges. Each is then illustrated by a complete case from the author's own files. Nickell's investigation of the giant Nazca drawings in Peru, for example—thought by some to provide proof of ancient extraterrestrial visitations—uses innovative techniques to reveal a very different origin. Other cases concern the 1913 disappearance of writer and journalist Ambrose Bierce, the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, the truth about the identity of John Demjanjuk ("Ivan the Terrible" to Polish death camp victims), the fate of a lost colonial American text, the authenticity of Abraham Lincoln's celebrated Bixby letter, and the apparent real-life model for a mysterious character in a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. In reaching his solutions, Nickell demonstrates a wide variety of investigative techniques—chemical and instrumental analyses, physical experimentation, a "psychological autopsy," forensic identification, archival research, linguistic analysis, folklore study, and many others. His highly readable book will intrigue the scholar and the history buff no less than the mystery lover.

The Eyes of The Panther

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
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Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1786564327
  • Total of Pages : 138
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 724
  • Pdf File: can-such-things-be.pdf

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Can Such Things Be?’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Ambrose Bierce’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Bierce includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Can Such Things Be?’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Bierce’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

Write It Right: A Little Blacklist of Literary Faults

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 127
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 606
  • Pdf File: write-it-right.pdf

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"Write It Right: A Little Blacklist of Literary Faults" by Ambrose Bierce. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1786564424
  • Total of Pages : 191
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-devil-s-dictionary.pdf

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Devil’s Dictionary’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Ambrose Bierce’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Bierce includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Devil’s Dictionary’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Bierce’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1613105738
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The Land Beyond the Blow by Ambrose Bierce - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1786564270
  • Total of Pages : 66
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-land-beyond-the-blow.pdf

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Land Beyond the Blow’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Ambrose Bierce’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Bierce includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Land Beyond the Blow’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Bierce’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

Civil War Stories

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486111563
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 523
  • Pdf File: civil-war-stories.pdf

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Sixteen dark and vivid tales by great satirist: "A Horseman in the Sky," "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," "Chicakamauga," "A Son of the Gods," "What I Saw of Shiloh," more. Note.

The Ghost Stories of Ambrose Bierce

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1625582560
  • Total of Pages : 89
  • Category : Fiction
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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 war stories, he also published several volumes of poetry. His Fantastic Fables anticipated the ironic style of grotesquerie that became a more common genre in the 20th century.

The Death of Halpin Frayser

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
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"The Death of Halpin Frayser" is a Gothic ghost story by Ambrose Bierce. It was first published in the San Francisco periodical The Wave on December 19, 1891 before appearing in the 1893 collection Can Such Things Be? Halpin Frayser, a 32-year-old resident of the Napa Valley, awakens from a dreamless sleep speaking the mysterious words "Catherine Larue" into the darkness. Earlier that day, Frayser went hunting in the vicinity of Mount Saint Helena. As he wanders the darkness and chooses a "road less travelled", it is clear there is something devious about. Halpin dreams about a haunted forest dripping with blood and is stricken with fear. In his dream, Halpin grabs a red-leather pocketbook and begins to write with blood a dark poem (in the manner of Freneau's "The House of Night") but before he can write too much, he is confronted by the corpse of his mother... Famous works of the author Ambrose Bierce: "A Psychological Shipwreck", "Killed at Resaca",, "An Inhabitant of Carcosa", "One of the Missing", "A Tough Tussle", "An Unfinished Race", "One of Twins", "A Horseman in the Sky", "The Spook House", "The Middle Toe of the Right Foot", "The Man and the Snake", "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", "The Realm of the Unreal", "The Boarded Window", "The Secret of Macarger's Gulch", "The Death of Halpin Frayser", "The Damned Thing", "The Eyes of the Panther", "Moxon's Master", "The Moonlit Road", "Beyond the Wall".

What I Saw of Shiloh -The Memories and Experiences of Ambrose Bierce During the American Civil War

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473360250
  • Total of Pages : 78
  • Category : History
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  • Pdf File: what-i-saw-of-shiloh-the-memories-and-experiences-of-ambrose-bierce-during-the-american-civil-war.pdf

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Ambrose Bierce was one of the most famous writers in the world at the turn of the 20th century, a vocal and passion critic and probably best known for his works centred on the American civil war, of which he served in. Here is a collection of Bierce's finest work on the topic, including his first hand accounts of the horror and futility of the fighting and his marvellous short stories inspired by what he witnessed.

Letters to Ambrose Bierce, 1901-1912

By George Sterling
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 204
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  • Pdf File: letters-to-ambrose-bierce-1901-1912.pdf

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Transcripts by James D. Hart, with introduction by him.

The Best Of Ambrose Bierce: The Damned Thing + An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge + The Devil's Dictionary + Chickamauga (4 Classics in 1 Book)

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8074843939
  • Total of Pages : 484
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-best-of-ambrose-bierce.pdf

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Best Of Ambrose Bierce: The Damned Thing + An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge + The Devil's Dictionary + Chickamauga (4 Classics in 1 Book)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This ebook is a complete collection of 4 Classics stories. The Damned Thing is a story focuses on how the human race takes their views of nature for granted, and how there may be things in the natural world that the human eye cannot see or the human ear cannot hear. An Occurrence at Owl takes place during the war of the 1860's between the American states of the North and the states of the South. A group of soldiers is hanging a Southern farm owner for trying to stop Northern military movements across the Owl Creek Bridge. In the last moments of his life, the Southern prisoner dreams he has escaped; and everything that happens in the story is really only the work of the prisoner's brain just before he dies. One of Bierce's most famous works is his much-quoted book, The Devil's Dictionary, originally a newspaper serialization which was first published in book form in 1906 as The Cynic's Word Book. It offers an interesting reinterpretation of the English language in which cant and political double-talk are neatly lampooned. Chickamauga was first published in 1889. It's about an innocent child who stumbles into unspeakable horror during the battle. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 – 1914?) was an American satirist, critic, poet, editor and journalist. Bierce became a prolific author of short stories often humorous and sometimes bitter or macabre. He spoke out against oppression and supported civil and religious freedoms. He also wrote numerous Civil War stories from first-hand experience. Many of his works are ranked among other esteemed American authors’ like Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen Crane, and Mark Twain.

A Study Guide to Ambrose Bierce's An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

By Gale, Cengage Learning
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1410337219
  • Total of Pages : 15
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide to Ambrose Bierce's An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

Present at a Hanging, and Other Ghost Stories by Ambrose Bierce - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1786564300
  • Total of Pages : 68
  • Category : Fiction
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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Present at a Hanging, and Other Ghost Stories’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Ambrose Bierce’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Bierce includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Present at a Hanging, and Other Ghost Stories’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Bierce’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles