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Bierce, Ambrose 1842-1914?

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Works: 1,470 works in 4,023 publications in 15 languages and 83,861 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Humor  Personal narratives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Horror fiction  Gothic fiction  Biographies 
Subject Headings: Authors, American  Journalists 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Scenarist, Contributor, Other, Attributed name, Honoree, Originator, Performer, Editor, Translator, Correspondent
Classifications: PS1097, 813.4
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Most widely held works about Ambrose Bierce
 
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Most widely held works by Ambrose Bierce
The devil's dictionary by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

283 editions published between 1899 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 4,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hundreds of pointed definitions, maxims, apocryphal quotations, and satirical verses attest to the power of the author's delightful, incisive wit
The collected writings of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

54 editions published between 1946 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the midst of life : tales of soldiers and civilians by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

127 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in English and held by 1,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1891, this collection of 26 bone-chilling short stories is set during the American Civil War. It is divided, as the title suggests, between tales of soldiers and tales of civilians. Many have a strong element of horror or the supernatural, such as the justly famous "The Incident at Owl Creek Bridge."
The complete short stories of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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,"
Tales of soldiers & civilians by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

69 editions published between 1891 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questing after Pancho Villa's revolutionary forces, Ambrose Bierce rode into Mexico in 1913 and was never seen again. He left behind him the Devil's Dictionary and a remarkable body of short fiction. This collection gathers some of Bierce's finest stories, including the celebrated Civil War fiction 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,' his macabre masterpieces, and his tales of supernatural horror. Reminiscent of Poe, these stories are marked by a sardonic humour and a realistic study of tense emotional states
The monk and the hangman's daughter by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

64 editions published between 1891 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter is a example of the type of pseudo-medieval tale which was popular on the continent toward the end of the 19th century and has become a favorite among Symbolists
The enlarged Devil's dictionary by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

46 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce( )

27 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories of the supernatural by Ambrose Bierce
Ghost and horror stories by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

11 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-four stories -- morbid, eerie, cynical. They take you into the dark recesses of the mind
The devil's dictionary, tales, & memoirs by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A veteran of some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, Ambrose Bierce went on to become one of the darkest and most death haunted of American writers, the blackest of black humorists. This volume gathers the most celebrated and significant of Bierce's writings. In the Midst of Life (Tales of Soldiers and Civilians), his collection of short fiction about the Civil War, which includes the masterpieces "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "Chickamauga," is suffused with a fiercely ironic sense of the horror and randomness of war. Can Such Things Be? brings together "The Death of Halpin Frayser," "The Damned Thing," "The Moonlit Road," and other tales of terror that make Bierce the genre's most significant American practitioner between Poe and Lovecraft. The Devil's Dictionary, the brilliant lexicon of subversively cynical definitions on which Bierce worked for decades, displays to the full his corrosive wit. In Bits of Autobiography, the series of memoirs that includes the memorable "What I Saw of Shiloh," he recreates his experiences in the war and its aftermath. The volume is rounded out with a selection of his best uncollected stories. Acclaimed Bierce scholar S.T. Joshi provides detailed notes and a newly researched chronology of Bierce's life and mysterious disappearance --
Can such things be? by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

87 editions published between 1893 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Write it right, a little blacklist of literary faults by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

54 editions published between 1909 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freeman, one of America's foremost language experts and acclaimed author of the "Boston Globe's" weekly column The Word, presents an annotated edition of Ambrose Bierce's classic catalog of correct speech
The sardonic humor of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

5 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New collection of verses and prose sketches selected from The collected works of Ambrose Bierce in twelve volumes between 1909 and 1912
The stories and fables of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text of The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter ac- companies twenty-nine stories and eighty-seven fables that illuminate the nature of Bierce's preoccupations andthe distinctive features of his style
Fantastic fables by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

45 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of very brief tales similar in style to Aesop
The Ambrose Bierce satanic reader; selections from the invective journalism of the great satirist by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bierce was a prolific and versatile writer whose entire life was overcast by a somber view of man and his weaknesses. Thus, his rediscovery as a spiritual predecessor of todays' black humorists is what gives Birce's work such amazing modern relevance
Civil War stories by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new selection of sixteen stories from The collected works of Ambrose Bierce, volumes I and II, first published in 1909 by The Neal Publishing Company, New York
An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

69 editions published between 1890 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the United States Civil War, a condemned man has many thoughts as he stands on a bridge, awaiting hanging
The fiend's delight by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

30 editions published between 1872 and 2011 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book compiles many of Ambrose Bierce's early newspaper articles and columns, which he wrote under a pseudonym [Dod Grile]
Black beetles in amber by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

29 editions published between 1892 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of Bierce's sardonic poems are collected in this book
 
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Ghost and horror stories
Alternative Names
Bierce, Ambrose

Bierce, Ambrose G. 1842-1913

Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett 1842-1914

Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett nar. 1842

Bierce, Ambrose Gwinnett

Bierce, Ambrose Gwinnett 1842-1913

Gwinett Bierce, Ambrose 1842-1914

Piŏsŭ, Aembŭrosŭ 1842-1914

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The collected writings of Ambrose BierceIn the midst of life : tales of soldiers and civiliansThe complete short stories of Ambrose BierceTales of soldiers & civiliansThe monk and the hangman's daughterThe enlarged Devil's dictionaryAn occurrence at Owl Creek BridgeGhost and horror stories