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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 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

    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 readable...recalls...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

  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    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

  • H.G Wells

    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

  • Ambrose Bierce

    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. This volume of selected 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. ''An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,'' the premier title in this collection, is one of the most widely anthologized American short stories...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Five wonderful stories by Ambrose Bierce, full of vivid characters, precise and evocative language, surprises and suspense. Written more than a century ago, these stories still capture the imagination with vivid, precise language that bites--and may even draw blood! This Freshwater Seas production presents these five classic stories performed by Susie Berneis and Robert Bethune, with subtle musical underscoring to enhance and enrich Bierce's words. Included: "Staley Fleming's Hallucination," in which we meet the ghost of a Newfoundland dog with a white forefoot--and hungry for revenge! "The Damned Thing," in which we meet a wild, ferocious animal determined to drive a man off...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Prepare yourself for the shocking, the strange, and the terrifying in Ambrose Bierce's 1893 story collection Can Such Things Be? One of the greatest masters of horror brings you twenty-five tales of the supernatural and the unexplained. Whether in stories of ghosts sending desperate warnings to their human counterparts, psychics attempting to bridge unknown dimensions, howling werewolves, or a robot who takes on a life of his own, Bierce plumbs the depths of fear and fascination. Spooky thrills and mind-bending mysteries await all who dare to open the cover of Can Such Things Be? Praise for the works of Ambrose Bierce: 'These pieces are not dated, nor are they lacking any of...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians is a collection of twenty-six short stories detailing the lives of soldiers and civilians during the American Civil War. These include “A Horseman in the Sky,” “Chickamauga,” “The Applicant,” “A Holy Terror,” “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”—perhaps his most famous story of all—and twenty-one other disturbing tales. Their messages about the horrors of war live on vividly to this day. “Ambrose Bierce is arguably the finest not-quite-first-rate writer in nineteenth-century American literature.”—New York Review of Books, praise for the...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Von 1973 bis 1990 strahlte Sender Freies Berlin (SFB) die beliebte Hörfunksendung 'Nur für starke Nerven' (ab 1987 unter dem Namen 'Die Mitternachtsstory') aus. Der Schauspieler Friedrich Schoenfelder las darin Grusel- und Kriminalgeschichten für Erwachsene zur guten Nacht vor. Bezeichnenderweise schlug er selbst 1972 der Unterhaltungsabteilung des SFB vor, eine Sendereihe zu starten, in der von ihm redaktionell ausgewählte Gruselgeschichten zu Gehör kommen sollten. Namhafte Autoren, von denen Geschichten zum Vortrag kamen, waren Ray Bradbury, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Bloch, E. A. Poe oder auch zeitgenössische deutschsprachige AutorInnen. Die Sendereihe umfasste mehr als 500 Folgen....read more

  • Algernon Blackwood

    CONTENTS: 01. A Suspicious Gift [Algernon Blackwood] 02. Skeleton Lake: An Episode in Camp [Algernon Blackwood] 03. The Wood of the Dead [Algernon Blackwood] 04. A Baby Tramp [Ambrose Bierce] 05. The Damned Thing [Ambrose Bierce] 06. Dagon [H.P Lovecraft] 07. The Horror of the Heights [Arthur Conan Doyle] 08. The_Descendant [H.P Lovecraft] 09. The Cats of Ulthar [H.P Lovecraft] 10. The Evil Clergyman [H.P Lovecraft] 11. He [H.P Lovecraft] 12.The Book [H.P Lovecraft] 13. In the Vault [H.P Lovecraft] 14. Nyarlathotep [H.P Lovecraft] 15. Death and the Woman [Gertrude Atherton] 16. The Striding Place [Gertrude Atherton] 17. Hop-Frog [Edgar Allan Poe] 18. The Raven...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914?), best known as journalist, satirist and short story writer. Cynical in outlook, economical in style; Bierce vanished while an observer with Pancho Villa's...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    At the outset of the American Civil War, [the writer Ambrose] 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 and 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....read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914) was an American author and Civil War veteran. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge is a short story set during the American Civil War, and is considered Bierce's finest...read more

  • Jack London

    Represented here are 16 short stories by seven great American writers, dating from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Different in atmosphere and writing style, they nevertheless caught the mood and concerns of the day in a way that was distinctly American. Kate Chopin's 'Regret' is a reflective moment in the life of a woman without children, forced to look after children; Bierce's 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' leaves echoes in the imagination; the stories by Crane and London recall the themes of the Civil War and the Klondike for which they are well known. Twain's humor is to the fore in 'The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County' and O. Henry's sharp observation makes his...read more

  • Henry O

    Here are eight stories from master American writers of the nineteenth century. They vary from sinister tales by Ambrose Bierce – why is that window boarded up? – and a reflective moment in the life of a woman without children, forced to look after children, to classic short stories by O. Henry and Stephen Crane. There is even an elegiac description of an eclipse by James Fenimore Cooper, author of The Last of the Mohicans. Read with sensitivity and skill by Garrick Hagon and Liza...read more