The complete short stories of Ambrose Bierce

by Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914?

Format: Print Book 1984
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Bierce
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Millvale Community Library Adult Fiction HOR FIC BIE
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Classics CLASSICS BIERCE Ambrose
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Summary
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 devil's lexicographer." He left behind a nasty reputation and more than ninety short stories that are perfect expressions of his sardonic genius. Brought together in this volume, these stories represent an unprecedented accomplishment in American literature. In their iconoclasm and needle-sharp irony, their formal and thematic ingenuity and element of surprise, they differ markedly from the fiction admired in Bierce's time. Readers familiar with the classic An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge will want to turn to Bierce's other Civil War stories. Also included here are his horror stories, among them The Death of Halpin Frayser and The Damned Thing , and such tall tales as Oil of Dog and A Cargo of Cat .
Contents
Haïta the shepherd
Secret of Macarger's Gulch
Eyes of the panther
Stranger
Inhabitant of Carcosa
Applicant
Death of Halpin Frayser
Watcher by the dead
Man and the snake
John Mortonson's funeral
Moxon's master
Damned thing
Realm of the unreal
Fruitless assignment
Vine on a house
Haunted valley
One of twins
Present at a hanging
Wireless message
Moonlit road
Arrest
Jug of sirup
Isle of pines
At old man Eckert's
Spook house
Middle toe of the right foot
Thing at Nolan
Difficulty of crossing a field
Unfinished race
Charles Ashmore's trail
Staley Fleming's hallucination
Night-doings at "Deadman's"
Baby tramp
Psychological shipwreck
Cold greeting
Beyond the wall
John Bartine's watch
Man out of the nose
Adventure at Brownville
Suitable surroundings
Boarded window
Lady from redhorse
Famous Gilson bequest
Holy terror
Diagnosis of death
One of the missing
Baffled ambuscade
Affair at Coulter's notch
Son of the gods
One kind of officer
Tough tussle
Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
Chickamauga
Coup de Grâce
One officer, one man
Story of a conscience
Parker Adderson, philosopher
Affair of outposts
Jupiter Doke, brigadier-general
Horseman in the sky
Mocking-bird
George Thurston
Killed at Resaca
Three and one are one
Two military executions
Major's tale
Resumed identity
Man with two lives
Other lodgers
Bivouac of the dead
Imperfect conflagration
Bottomless grave
City of the gone away
Curried cow
Revolt of the gods
Oil of dog
Widower Turmore
Baptism of Dobsho
Race at left bower
Failure of Hope & Wandel
Providential intimation
Mr. Swiddler's flip-flap
Little story
My favorite murder
Hypnotist
Mr. Masthead, journalist
Why I am not editing "The stinger"
Corrupting the press
"The bubble reputation"
Shipwreckollection
Captain of the "camel"
Man overboard
Cargo of cat.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "American. 1842-1914. Bierce's exquisitely controlled stories of war and the supernatural have psychological twists and turns that challenge one's preconceived notions of reality."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Manners and customs -- Fiction.
Short stories.
War stories.
Tall tales.
Horror tales.
Publisher Lincoln :University of Nebraska Press,1984
Other Titles Short stories
Contributors Hopkins, Ernest Jerome, 1887-1973, compiler.
Davidson, Cathy N., 1949- contributor.
Language English
Notes "Bison books"--Spine.
Description 496 pages : illustration ; 20 cm
ISBN 0803260717
9780803260719
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