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  • Ambrose Bierce

    Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was born on 24th June 1842 at Horse Cave Creek in Meigs County, Ohio. His parents were poor but they introduced him to literature at an early age, instilling in him a deep appreciation of books, the written word and the elegance of language. Growing up in Koscuisko County, Indiana poverty and religion were defining features of his childhood, and he would later describe his parents as “unwashed savages” and fanatically religious, showing him little affection but always quick to punish. He came to resent religion, and his introduction to literature appears to be their only positive effect.At age 15 Bierce left home to become a printer’s devil, mixing ink and...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was born on 24th June 1842 at Horse Cave Creek in Meigs County, Ohio. His parents were poor but they introduced him to literature at an early age, instilling in him a deep appreciation of books, the written word and the elegance of language. Growing up in Koscuisko County, Indiana poverty and religion were defining features of his childhood, and he would later describe his parents as "unwashed savages" and fanatically religious, showing him little affection but always quick to punish. He came to resent religion, and his introduction to literature appears to be their only positive effect.At age 15 Bierce left home to become a printer's devil, mixing ink and fetching...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was born on 24th June 1842 at Horse Cave Creek in Meigs County, Ohio. His parents were poor but they introduced him to literature at an early age, instilling in him a deep appreciation of books, the written word and the elegance of language. Growing up in Koscuisko County, Indiana poverty and religion were defining features of his childhood, and he would later describe his parents as "unwashed savages" and fanatically religious, showing him little affection but always quick to punish. He came to resent religion, and his introduction to literature appears to be their only positive effect.At age 15 Bierce left home to become a printer's devil, mixing ink and fetching...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Short stories have always been a sort of instant access into an author's brain, their soul and heart. A few pages can lift our lives into locations, people and experiences with a sweep of landscape, narration, feelings and emotions that is difficult to achieve elsewhere.In this series we try to offer up tried and trusted 'Top Tens' across many different themes and authors. But any anthology will immediately throw up the questions - Why that story? Why that author? The theme itself will form the boundaries for our stories which range from well-known classics, newly told, to stories that modern times have overlooked but perfectly exemplify the theme. Throughout the volume our authors...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    ‘100 Quotes by Ambrose Bierce’ is a selection of thoughts, observations, and sayings by one of the most inventive minds of the 19th century. Bierce’s obsession with the preposterousness of death takes centre stage, shot through with pithy humour, and comments on human nature. A superb read for fans of horror and historical fiction alike, this book is an excellent addition to any library. - Born in Ohio, Ambrose Bierce (1842 – 1914) became one of the most influential writers in American literary history. After fighting in the American Civil War, where he got severely wounded, Bierce moved to San Francisco. A writer for ‘Hearst Magazines’ until 1909, Bierce carved...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    A man named Manton killed his wife and his two children and managed to get away with it. Ten years later he returns to the house where the crime was committed. He is recognized by the locals and he is provoked into a duel which is to be held in the haunted house where Manton killed his family. The locals were aiming to scare Manton away. However, the day after the duel Manton was found dead. Was it Manton’s opponent who had killed him or had the ghost of his past caught up to him? Find out the answers in Ambrose Bierce’s ghost story 'The Middle Toe of the Right Foot'. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Joel Hetman Jr. is summoned home because his mother was found dead. The only thing his father saw was an unknown man fleeing their home. The murderer was never found and the crime case turned to a mystery. One night Joel and his father were walking down a moonlit road when suddenly the father saw a pale figure. Was it a ghost or was he going crazy? Joel will finally find out what happened to his mother. 'The Moonlit Road' by Ambrose Bierce holds all the answers. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Monk Ambrosius arrives at a rural monastery and the last thing he expects to happen is to be drawn into sympathy with a young girl. Her name is Benedicta, the local hangman’s daughter. Ambrosius is not allowed to spend time with Benedicta but he opposes his superiors and stands by her side until a young impetuous man confronts him. The battle between mind and heart is fierce. Find out what will prevail in Ambrose Bierce’s story 'The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter'. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Tales' is a collection of 23 stories by the American author Ambrose Bierce. It consists of some of the author’s best known works such as 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge', 'Chickamauga', 'A Horseman in the Sky' and many others. The American Civil War, execution of plantation owner, twist endings, stream of consciousness narration, soldiers who are morally challenged, horses running through the sky, murder and supernatural occurrences. The collection of stories promises to take up not only those, but also more intriguing cases. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories....read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    “For there be divers sorts of death—some wherein the body remaineth; and in some it vanisheth quite away with the spirit.”— An Inhabitant of Carcosa, by Ambrose Bierce “Direct me, I beseech you, to Carcosa.”— An Inhabitant of Carcosa, by Ambrose Bierce “Strange is the night where black stars rise, / And strange moons circle through the skies / But stranger still is / Lost Carcosa”— Verse 2 “Cassilda’s Song” by Robert W. Chambers Skyboat Media and Steven Archer reunite for another unique audiobook experience … Beyond Carcosa is an original compilation featuring stories and poetry by Ambrose Bierce, Robert W. Chambers, Edgar Allan Poe, and William...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Ambrose Bierce (1842 - ?) was an American author best known for 'The Devil's Dictionary.' His acerbic wit earned him the nickname 'Bitter Bierce.' He died in mysterious circumstances circa 1914. Frank Marcopolos (1972 -) founded 'The Whirligig' literary magazine in 1999, which has been called 'a landmark, demonstrating the power of the literary underground.' One reviewer said that 'you get this true lion-roaring sense that Editor Frank Marcopolos knows what he likes, and how to read, and how to publish, and he has guts, and eats insects on Wheaties with bleach.' Frank's long-form fiction has been reviewed with such praise as 'thorough-goingly entertaining' and 'highly...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Halpin Frayser awakes from a dreamless sleep and the only thing in his mind was the words 'Catherine Larue'. Frayer feels a shiver down his spine because this was not the first strange thing he had experienced that day. Earlier, he was hunting in the forest but he could feel that something was not quite right. The picture of a haunted forest dripping with blood had come up in his mind. He had seen himself writing a poem with blood. The corpse of his mother had been in front of him. When one day later a detective finds Frayser’s lifeless body, many questions begin to arise. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories....read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Ambrose Bierce - sentimentaler Misanthrop (Auszug aus dem Audio-Essay) Ambrose Bierce ist 71 Jahre alt, als er, unter bis heute nicht geklärten Umständen, 1913 in Mexiko verschwindet, um nie wieder aufzutauchen. Er hatte viele Feinde, wofür er auch selbst eine Menge getan hat. Seine scharfe Feder, mit der er als Journalist und Autor zu Werke ging, war gefürchtet. Er galt als scharfzüngiger Satiriker und streitsüchtiger Misanthrop. Blättert man durch diverse Biografien über ihn, findet man darin reichlich Bestätigung. Aber er war noch mehr als nur ein streitbarer Charakter: Er war auch ein Meister des Erzählens und ein äußerst scharfsichtiger Beobachter der Dinge um ihn her....read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Ambrose Bierce es un escritor y periodista americano, no muy conocido en Francia. Se le conoce principalmente como el autor del Diccionario del Diablo y de cuentos de humor negro que a menudo pertenecen al género de la fantasía. Bierce ha escrito cerca de cien historias cortas, muy a menudo sobre la muerte del individuo y su absurdo. En particular los cuentos de la colección Morts violentes, una colección de cuentos sobre los horrores de la Guerra Civil. Estas 100 citas pretenden dar acceso a su obra monumental a través de una selección de sus pensamientos más impactantes, en un formato accesible para todos. Una cita es más que un extracto de un discurso, puede ser un golpe de la...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Ambrose Bierce é um escritor e jornalista americano, não muito conhecido em França. É conhecido principalmente como o autor do Dicionário do Diabo e de contos de humor negro, muitas vezes pertencentes ao género fantasia. Bierce escreveu quase uma centena de contos, muito frequentemente sobre a morte do indivíduo e o seu absurdo. Nomeadamente os contos da colecção Morts violentes, uma colecção de contos curtos sobre os horrores da Guerra Civil. Estas 100 citações destinam-se a dar acesso à sua obra monumental através de uma selecção dos seus pensamentos mais marcantes, num formato acessível a todos. Uma citação é mais do que um excerto de um discurso, pode ser um traço...read more

  • Henry James

    This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names The Mysterious Mansion [Honoré de Balzac] The Tomb of Heiri [Arthur Christopher Benson] Chickamauga [Ambrose Bierce] An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge [Ambrose Bierce] The Death of Halpin Frayser [Ambrose Bierce] A Halloween Wraith [William Black] The Goblin's Collection [Algernon Blackwood] The Wood of the Dead [Algernon Blackwood] Let Loose [Mary Cholmondeley] The Horror of the Heights [Arthur Conan Doyle] The Lift [Arthur Conan Doyle] The Terror of Blue John Gap [Arthur Conan Doyle] Captain Murderer [Charles Dickens] The Trial for Murder [Charles Dickens] Cold Ghost [Chester S....read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names The Mysterious Mansion [Honoré de Balzac] The Tomb of Heiri [Arthur Christopher Benson] Chickamauga [Ambrose Bierce] An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge [Ambrose Bierce] The Death of Halpin Frayser [Ambrose Bierce] A Halloween Wraith [William Black] The Goblin's Collection [Algernon Blackwood] The Wood of the Dead [Algernon Blackwood] Let Loose [Mary Cholmondeley] The Horror of the Heights [Arthur Conan Doyle] The Lift [Arthur Conan Doyle] The Terror of Blue John Gap [Arthur Conan Doyle] Captain Murderer [Charles Dickens] The Trial for Murder [Charles Dickens] Cold Ghost [Chester S....read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    A Collection of Seven of Ambrose Bierce's Finest Short Stories including 'An Occurence at Owl Creek...read more

  • Ww Jacobs

    Classic Tales Of Horror offers up fifteen slices of powerful story-telling from the world’s great authors. From Henry James and Ambrose Bierce to Bram Stoker and Charles Dickens. Read by John Waite (BBC Radio 4), Sarah Douglas (Superman I & II), Michael Fenton-Stevens (Spitting Image, KYTV, Hitch-hiker’s Guide) and Ben Onwukwe (London’s Burning, Othello). The Man & The Snake by Ambrose Bierce – Read by Sarah Douglas Man-Size In Marble by E Nesbitt – Read by John Waite The Moonlit Road by Ambrose Bierce – Read by Michael Fenton-Stevens The Mysterious Mansion by Honore De Balzac – Read by Ben Onwukwe The Judge’s House by Bram Stoker – Read by Sarah...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Esta colección de relatos cortos escrita por Ambrose Bierce transcurre en una atmósfera sombría y escalofriante entorno a misteriosas casas que, al ser testigos de hechos macabros en el pasado, presentan fama de estar habitadas por sucesos extraños. Una extraña sensación de desasosiego se adentra en tu imaginación a medida que la prosa de Bierce detalla con calma lo que parecen ser los embrujos de algunas casas encantadas. Fantasmas, cabezas rodantes, habitaciones ocultas y embrujadas, tumbas espantosas y horripilantes con lapsus en el tiempo. Ambrose Bierce no intenta que creas en los fantasmas, pero te hará creer en embrujos y misterios ocultos. Las casas de los relatos de...read more