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Bierce, Ambrose (1842-1919)

Overview
Works: 42 works in 76 publications in 2 languages and 188 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Fiction  History  Biography  Personal narratives  Dictionaries  Records and correspondence  Short stories  War stories  Drama 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS1097, 423.0207
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ambrose Bierce
The Devil's dictionary by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and French and held by 39 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
Tales of the Civil war Récits de la guerre de Sécession by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4ème de couverture indique : "A horseman in the sky - Un cavalier dans le ciel : Un soldat nordiste est contraint d'abattre un officier sudiste malgré l'horreur qu'il en ressent. ; An occurrence at Owl Creek - Ce qui se passa sur le pont de Owl Creek : Un planteur sudiste est condamné à la pendaison par les Nordistes. Pourra-t-il y échapper ? ; Killed at Resaca - Tué à Resaca : Pourquoi ce jeune lieutenant s'expose-t-il systématiquement à la mort ? ; Chickamauga : Un enfant passe du jeu au drame absolu de la guerre."
Tales of soldiers and civilians by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

9 editions published between 1923 and 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised edition of Ambrose Bierce's 1892 collections of Soldiers and Civilians tales fills a void in American literature. A veteran of the Civil War and a journalist known for his integrity and biting satire, Ambrose Bierce was also a lively short-story writer of considerable depth and power. As San Francisco's most famous journalist during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, Bierce was hired by William Randolph Hearst to write a column for the San Francisco Examiner, where his Soldiers and Civilians tales first appeared during the late 1880s. During the post-Civil War years, Bierce recognized the growing nationalism in America and the increasing glorification of war heroes and soldiers. In response, he wrote his Soldiers tales. Although he was a Civil War veteran, Bierce had been a civilian for more than twenty years when he began to write the bulk of the nineteen tales that comprised his 1892 collection. Thus, the Civilians tales were written as a counterpoint to the preceding war stories. Bierce's intent was to explore the complex interconnections between soldiers and civilians. He recognized in Tales of Soldiers and Civilians that war and peace together comprise an interacting harmony. By the standards of his day and ours, Bierce's journalism was often brilliantly insightfully, viciously libelous, petty, and grand, frequently in the space of a single paragraph. This edition reveals the often compelling artistry of Bierce's original versions of the tales and the intentionally intricate design and scope of the original collection
The collected writings of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

4 editions published between 1946 and 1989 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghost and horror stories by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-four stories -- morbid, eerie, cynical. They take you into the dark recesses of the mind
Trésor de la nouvelle de la littérature américaine by Washington Irving( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sardonic humor of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected writings by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

4 editions published between 1946 and 1970 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can such things be by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

4 editions published between 1909 and 1974 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of spine-chilling tales from a master of horror, Can Such Things Be? is brimming with supernatural occurrences, shifting perspectives, and the psychological twists and turns for which Bierce is famous. Including such offerings as The Death of Halpin Frayser," Moxon's Master," and The Damned Thing," this suspenseful collection is enhanced by a hint of Bierce's life and personality
The complete short stories by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La fille du bourreau by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devil's dictionary, tales, & memoirs by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 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 --
Tales of soldiers by Ambrose Bierce( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoires impossibles by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil War stories by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 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
Le mort et son veilleur by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fables fantasques by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au coeur de la vie : histoires de soldats et de civils by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La rivière du hibou trois films de Robert Enrico by Robert Enrico( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chickamauga. A young, deaf-mute witnesses the carnage of the American Civil War as a surrealistic dream -- L'oiseau moqueur. A Civil War story of a Union Army soldier who, in the cover of night, kills a Confederate soldier, only to discover the next day that the soldier is his twin brother -- La rivière du hibou. During the Civil War, a Southern civilian is about to be hanged for attempting to sabotage a railway bridge. When the execution takes place from the bridge, the rope breaks and he begins his escape toward home
 
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Languages
English (37)

French (17)

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Tales of soldiers and civiliansThe collected writings of Ambrose BierceGhost and horror storiesThe sardonic humor of Ambrose BierceCan such things beThe complete short storiesThe devil's dictionary, tales, & memoirsCivil War stories