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

Present at a Hanging and other ghost stories

Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: Ambrose Bierce
ISBN: 8892533371
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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842[2] – circa 1914[1]) 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 critic, his motto "Nothing matters", and the sardonic view of human nature that informed his work, all earned him the nickname "Bitter Bierce". Despite his reputation as a searing critic, Bierce was known to encourage younger writers, including the poets George Sterling and Herman George Scheffauer and the fiction writer W. C. Morrow. Bierce employed a distinctive style of writing, especially in his stories. His style often embraces an abrupt beginning, dark imagery, vague references to time, limited descriptions, impossible events, and the theme of war. In 1913, Bierce traveled to Mexico to gain first-hand experience of the Mexican Revolution. He was rumored to be traveling with rebel troops, but was not seen again.

The Moonlit Road and Other Ghost and Horror Stories

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

Terror by Night

Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840225341
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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.

Halloween Games Ghost Stories

Author: Mary F. Blain
Publisher: Wilder Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781604594836
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Halloween is a time for costumes and parties, especially for the children. But if you're not a professional party organizer, how do you know what to plan for the guests to do? * * * * Let Mary F. Blain take on that chore for you with her excellent book, G

The Civil War Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce

Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803260870
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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 antiwar statements in American literature. Included here are the classic An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Chickamauga, The Mocking Bird, The Coup de Grâce, Parker Anderson, Philosopher, and other stories celebrated for their intensity, startling insight, and mastery of form.

Collected Ghost and Horror Stories

Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781520481531
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Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) was one of the greatest writers ghost stories in American literature. He was a journalist, critic and writer and wrote many short stories, many of which can be categorised as horror stories, or ghost stories.This volume contains for the first time, all 40 of his ghost and horror stories. There have been numerous other collections but these have typically contained only 9 to 24 of his ghost stories. This volume contains for the first time, all 40 of his ghost and horror stories. If you like classic ghost stories such as those by Edgar Allen Poe, H P Lovecraft, Arthur Machen or any of the other classic ghost story writers, you are sure to love Bierce's stories with their dark imagery and haunting foreboding.

The Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce

Author: Stuart C. Woodruff
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822974029
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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.