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Bierce, Ambrose 1842-1914?

Overview
Works: 41 works in 114 publications in 3 languages and 459 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Biography  Fiction  Gothic fiction  Horror fiction  History  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives  War fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS1097, 813.4
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Most widely held works about Ambrose Bierce
 
Most widely held works by Ambrose Bierce
Contes noirs by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

9 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman fantastique
Tales of the Civil war = Récits de la Guerre de Sécession by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 28 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."
The letters of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

10 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bierce's personal correspondence with friends and fellow authors is collected in this volume, along with a brief biography
The monk and the hangman's daughter by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

20 editions published between 1892 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This highly entertaining novel about three Franciscan monks is something of a departure for author Ambrose Bierce, who typically wrote about his own time. The story, which takes the form of a diary penned by the main character, Ambrosius. Though he faithfully carries out the duties of his office, he struggles with temptation, particularly after meeting the beguiling Benedicta, who happens to be the hangman's daughter of the title
Le dictionnaire du diable : nouvelles définitions by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Présente 600 définitions corrosives issues du dictionnaire du satiriste et critique littéraire Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), qualifié par J. Sternberg de figure de proue de l'humour noir. Ces définitions ont été retrouvées bien après la mort de leur auteur et sont inédites en français
The collected writings of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

4 editions published between 1946 and 1989 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devil's dictionary by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 13 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
In the midst of life by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

3 editions published between 1961 and 1964 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book collects 19 of Bierce's short stories and is divided into "Soldiers" and "Civilians."
Trésor de la nouvelle de la littérature américaine by Washington Irving( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le club des parenticides by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Né en 1842 dans une hutte de troncs d'arbres en Ohio, combattant de la guerre de Sécession, disparu au Mexique en 1913 ou 1914 pendant la guerre civile, Ambrose Bierce fut un autodidacte à la plume féconde. Cette satire qui expose les mille et une raisons de se débarrasser de ses géniteurs, est un exemple du nihilisme glacé dont faisait preuve cet écrivain
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

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

2 editions published between 1970 and 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoires impossibles ; suivi de Morts violentes by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of soldiers by Ambrose Bierce( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can such things be? by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

4 editions published between 1909 and 1974 in English and held by 5 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
The devil's dictionary, tales, & memoirs by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 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 --
Horror stories : classic tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson by Darryl Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern horror story grew and developed across the nineteenth century, embracing categories as diverse as ghost stories, supernatural and psychological horror, medical and scientific horrors, colonial horror, and tales of mystery and premonition. This anthology brings together 29 of the greatest horror stories of the period from 1816 to 1912, from the British, Irish, American, and European traditions. It ranges widely across the sub-genres to encompass authors whose terror-inducing powers remain unsurpassed. The book includes stories by some of the best writers of the century-- Hoffmann, Poe, Balzac, Dickens, Hawthorne, Melville, Zola--as well as established genre classics such as M.R. James, Arthur Machen, Bram Stoker, Algernon Blackwood, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and others. It includes rare and little known pieces by writers such as William Maginn, Francis Marion Crawford, W.F. Harvey, and William Hope Hodgson, and shows the important role played by periodicals in popularizing the horror story. Wherever possible stories are reprinted in their first published form, with background information about their authors and helpful, contextualizing annotation. Darryl Jones's lively introduction discusses horror's literary evolution and its articulation of cultural preoccupations and anxieties. These are stories guaranteed to freeze the blood, revolt the senses, and keep you awake at night: prepare to be terrified!
The complete short stories by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le mort et son veilleur nouvelles by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fiend's delight by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

5 editions published between 1873 and 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book compiles many of Ambrose Bierce's early newspaper articles and columns, which he wrote under a pseudonym [Dod Grile]
 
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The sardonic humor of Ambrose Bierce
Alternative Names
Bierce, Ambrose 1842-1919

Languages
English (62)

French (25)

Spanish (2)

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The devil's dictionaryThe sardonic humor of Ambrose BierceThe complete short storiesCan such things be?The devil's dictionary, tales, & memoirs