Ghost and Horror Stories

Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486207674
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Twenty-four grotesque horror tales written by Ambrose Bierce, the nineteenth-century journalist known for his cynicism

Terror by Night

Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840225341
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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 channelled into his fiction.

The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories

Author: Michael Newton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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'The ghost is the most enduring figure in supernatural fiction. He is absolutely indestructible... He changes with the styles in fiction but he never goes out of fashion. He is the really permanent citizen of the earth, for mortals, at best, are but transients' - Dorothy Scarborough This new selection of ghost stories, by Michael Newton, brings together the best of the genre. From Elizabeth Gaskell's 'The Old Nurse's Story' through to Edith Wharton's 'Afterword', this collection covers all of the most terrifying tales of the genre. With a thoughtful introduction, and helpful notes, Newton places the stories contextually within the genre and elucidates the changing nature of the ghost story and how we interpret it. CONTENTS Chronology of the Ghost Story 1820–1914 Introduction Elizabeth Gaskell: The Old Nurse’s Story Fitz-James O’Brien: What Was It? Edward Bulwer Lytton: The Haunted and the Haunters: or, The House and the Brain Mary Elizabeth Braddon: The Cold Embrace Amelia B. Edwards: The North Mail Charles Dickens: No. 1 Branch Line: The Signal-man Sheridan Le Fanu: Green Tea Harriet Beecher Stowe: The Ghost in the Cap’n Brown House Robert Louis Stevenson: Thrawn Janet Margaret Oliphant: The Open Door Rudyard Kipling: At the End of the Passage Lafcadio Hearn: Nightmare-Touch W. W. Jacobs: The Monkey’s Paw Mary Wilkins Freeman: The Wind in the Rose-Bush M. R. James: ‘Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad’ Ambrose Bierce: The Moonlit Road Henry James: The Jolly Corner Mary Austin: The Readjustment

The Moonlit Road and Other Ghost and Horror Stories

Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486400565
Format: PDF
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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.

The Eyes of the Panther Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales of Strange Creatures

Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473399300
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This early work by Ambrose Bierce was originally published in 1891 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'The Eyes of the Panther' is a short story about a homesteading family in the United States and a young woman who believes herself to have gone insane. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was born in Meigs County, Ohio, United States in 1842. He was the tenth of thirteen children, and left home aged fifteen to become a 'printer's devil' (a printing apprentice) at a small Ohio newspaper. Many of his short stories – such as 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge', 'The Boarded Window', 'Killed at Resaca' and 'Chickamauga', all of which are penned in 'Pure English' – are held among the best of the 19th century. Bierce's writings are also generally regarded as some of the best war writings of all time. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

Civil War Stories

Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486111563
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 Haunted Valley

Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473369932
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 among the wealthy Americans of his time.

Can Such Things Be

Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775560449
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ambrose Bierce gained literary acclaim as a skilled satirist and chronicler of battlefield bravery. In the thrilling collection Can Such Things Be?, the Devil's Dictionary scribe turns his attention to all things spooky and fantastical. It's the perfect collection to read in front of the fire on a dark and stormy night.

Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories

Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: Krill Press via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1518329160
Format: PDF, Docs
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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 stories like An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge are still widely read.