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  • Ambrose Bierce

    A story of the heartache of orders given without discretion in the field; the misuse of that approach down the line; the death that follows from the last to use this...read more

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    Biting social satire of our nascent pharmaceutical trades. Ask your doctor If oil of dog is right for...read more

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    There is a bridge at Owl Creek that is surrounded by dry and cracking driftwood. Burning the bridge would be the perfect way for a civilian Southerner to strike a blow against the Union Army. But Peyton Farkuar doesn’t make it that far. And instead, finds a rope around his...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

    Set during the American Civil War, "An Occurrence at OwlCreek Bridge" is the classic short story of Peyton Farquhar, a Confederatesympathizer condemned to death by hanging from Owl Creek Bridge. Flashingbetween the present and the past-from Peyton's thoughts as he stands on thebridge to his memories as a major Confederate supporter in the South-he createsparallel realities in which truth and fantasy become indistinguishable. A story of war, death, and the power of the mind, "AnOccurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is Ambrose Bierce's most anthologized work and an enduring piece of American literature. Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    A collection of stories of the supernatural, of ghosts and 'strange doings' by a master teller of tales. Includes these stories: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge; The Damned Thing; A Watcher by the Dead; An Inhabitant of Carcosa; The Famous Gilson Bequest; The Eyes of the Panther; The Secret of Macarger's Gulch; The Night-Doings at...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    A man stands on Owl Creek Bridge with his hands tied, preparing to face death by hanging. Then the ground slips out from under him, the rope breaks, and he has a moment to reimagine his future. Praised for its experimental shifts in time and surprise ending, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is not one to miss. It has been hailed by Kurt Vonnegut as "the greatest American short...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    In order to provide English learners with extensive reading pleasure, it consists of jewels that span the East and West, from literary works of famous writers such as Aesop's fables, Andersen, Shakespeare, and picture brothers to traditional fairy tales from all over the...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

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Set during the time of the American Civil War, this story is about a man named Peyton Farquhar, a Confederate sympathizer who attempted to demolish the Owl Creek Bridge, but was caught and condemned to die by hanging. But all is not what it seems to be in this tale that has an irregular time sequence and a twist...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' (1890) is a short story by the American writer and Civil War veteran Ambrose Bierce. The story, which is set during the American Civil War, is known for its irregular time sequence and twist ending. Bierce's abandonment of strict linear narration in favor of the internal mind of the protagonist is an early example of the stream of consciousness narrative mode.Described as 'one of the most famous and frequently anthologised stories in American literature', A must read for all Civil War and American history...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Set during the time of the American Civil War, this story is about a man named Peyton Farquhar, a Confederate sympathizer who attempted to demolish the Owl Creek Bridge, but was caught and condemned to die by hanging. But all is not what it seems to be in this tale that has an irregular time sequence and a twist...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    The most famous Civil War story of them all. Bierce reveals the power of the human mind to create its' own reality until... Listen carefully to this one. It may expand your sense of what Is...read more

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    En español neutro- En la guerra y sus vicisitudes se esconden sinrazones que muchas veces merecen no ser...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Long before the word robot grew familiar a chess playing automaton breaks free of control with serious consequences for its’ inventor. A cautionary tale for our present A.I....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

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Ambrose Bierce's collection of short stories of the supernatural and macabre "Can Such Things Be?" was first published in 1893 and republished in a revised edition in 1910. This selection contains two of his most famous tales: "The Moonlit Road" and "The Death of Halpin Frayser" together with 10 others: "John Mortonson's Funeral," "One Summer Night," "A Baby Tramp," "A Diagnosis of Death,""Staley Fleming's Hallucination," "Moxon's Master," "A Psychological Shipwreck," "John Bartine's Watch," "The Realm of the Unreal" and "The Damned...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842-circa 1914) was an American author, journalist, short story writer and satirist who disappeared in 1913 under mysterious circumstances and was never seen again. "The Moonlit Road" is a brilliant and eerie ghost story which recounts a terrible murder of a woman from three different viewpoints. First from the perspective of the son of the murdered woman. Second from the perspective of the murderer - the woman's husband whose brain has been so afflicted by the experience that he has amnesia and does not know his true identity. Third from the postumous perspective of the victim as told via a...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    A knot of monks happens upon a gallows in the middle of a dark forest. Hanging from the gallows is a fresh corpse, and underneath the dangling wretch a young woman performs a haunting dance. When Ambrosius falls in love with this outcast woman, his efforts to suppress his natural feelings result in a gradual descent toward calamity and tragedy. Bierce’s subtle transformation of the monk Ambrosius from innocent monk to violent zealot is masterfully done, ranking this among Bierce’s finest...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    A tragic but very captivating tale of a monk in the 17th...read more