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  • Ambrose Bierce

    Witty, opinionated alphabetical examples of what Bierce considered poor (American) English and advice on alternatives - entertaining, thought-provoking, occasionally outdated but so interesting to see how style and taste have changed. Summary by...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    After Shiloh, it is said, the South never smiled again. Bierce’s vivid prose shows why most critics consider this story to be the foundation of all American War literature that...read more

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    One of the earliest short stories of the horror genre, Ambrose Bierce's A Vine on a House tells the compelling story of the Harding family. When Matilda Harding mysteriously vanishes, people begin to notice that a vine growing on the Harding house bears an uncanny resemblance to her. The events that unfold next are terrifying to the Harding family...and quite possibly to the reader as well. You will be riveted to the end of this old-fashioned ghost...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. 'A Tough Tussle' is a weird and horrible ghost story about a soldier in the Civil War who finds himself stationed on sentry duty, alone in a wood at night, next to the corpse of an enemy soldier. While he waits and watches, the body appears to change...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 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 Stranger" is a ghost story set in the old Wild West. A group of travellers are sitting around the campfire in a remote part of the desert in Arizona, when a stranger comes among them and recounts a very strange story. But as he gets up to depart, it becomes apparent that it more than just an odd tale... it is something much more...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    A story of magnificent yet doomed heroism. Bierce makes you feel as if you are there cheering on the valiant...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

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

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    A scintillating collection of Ambrose Bierce's humorous and macabre short stories: Oil of Dog, A Shipwreckollection, A Cargo of Cat, Curried Cow, The Eyes of the Panther, A Bottomless Grave, The Boarded...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

    Bierce takes us into the strange and ghostly afterlife experience of a displaced soldier. Can such things...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914?), satirist, critic, poet, short story writer and journalist. His fiction showed a clean economical style often sprinkled with subtle cynical comments on human behaviour. Nothing is known of his death, as he went missing while an observer with Pancho Villa's army in 1913/14. (Summaries by Peter Yearsley) The Ways of Ghosts: Stories of encounters with the ghosts of the dead and dying. The spirits of the dead reach out to the living, to pass on a message or to pursue a killer. Contents (with beginning...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories (1913) is a collection of short horror stories by Ambrose Bierce. This edition includes 19 stories in three categories: The Ways of Ghosts, Soldier Folk, and Some Haunted Houses. Suggestion for listening to this recording: sit alone in the semidarkness of your room, late at night. Do you hear the wind blowing, dogs barking, and the creepy scratching somewhere close? Do you like that inner chill which goes up and down your spine? Be prepared for them. These short stories are reported events which will make you...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

    'The Parenticide Club' features four short-stories about a family murder, as seen from the eye of its most innocent member, who just might be the murderer...read more

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    Considered one of the great American short stories; Kurt Vonnegut said it was the best. Set in the Civil War with a Southwestern humor twist worthy of Mark Twain, but much grimmer. The story of betrayal as a Northern Scout in the Civil War lures a planter to blow up a bridge so he can be caught and hanged. Short, concise,...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    A moving story about a forward observer in the Civil War, moving too far forward, and caught in the grip of...read more

  • Ambrose Bierce

    A young federal soldier finds himself in a dire and lethal situation. This is a story of remarkable...read more

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    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