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The complete short stories of Ambrose Bierce

Author: Ambrose Bierce; Ernest Jerome Hopkins; Cathy N Davidson
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [1984], ©1970.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War stories
Tall tales
Horror fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ambrose Bierce; Ernest Jerome Hopkins; Cathy N Davidson
ISBN: 0803260717 9780803260719
OCLC Number: 10780560
Notes: "A Bison book"--Spine.
Description: 496 p. : port. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Haïta the shepherd --
Secret of Macarger's Gulch --
Eyes of the panther --
Stranger --
Inhabitant of Carcosa --
Applicant --
Death of Halpin Frayser --
Watcher by the dead --
Man and the snake --
John Mortonson's funeral --
Moxon's master --
Damned thing --
Realm of the unreal --
Fruitless assignment --
Vine on a house --
Haunted valley --
One of twins --
Present at a hanging --
Wireless message --
Moonlit road --
Arrest --
Jug of sirup --
Isle of pines --
At old man Eckert's --
Spook house --
Middle toe of the right foot --
Thing at Nolan --
Difficulty of crossing a field --
Unfinished race --
Charles Ashmore's trail --
Staley Fleming's hallucination --
Night-doings at "Deadman's" --
Baby tramp --
Psychological shipwreck --
Cold greeting --
Beyond the wall --
John Bartine's watch --
Man out of the nose --
Adventure at Brownville --
Suitable surroundings --
Boarded window --
Lady from redhorse --
Famous Gilson bequest --
Holy terror --
Diagnosis of death --
One of the missing --
Baffled ambuscade --
Affair at Coulter's notch --
Son of the gods --
One kind of officer --
Tough tussle --
Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge --
Chickamauga --
Coup de Grâce --
One officer, one man --
Story of a conscience --
Parker Adderson, philosopher --
Affair of outposts --
Jupiter Doke, brigadier-general --
Horseman in the sky --
Mocking-bird --
George Thurston --
Killed at Resaca --
Three and one are one --
Two military executions --
Major's tale --
Resumed identity --
Man with two lives --
Other lodgers --
Bivouac of the dead --
Imperfect conflagration --
Bottomless grave --
City of the gone away --
Curried cow --
Revolt of the gods --
Oil of dog --
Widower Turmore --
Baptism of Dobsho --
Race at left bower --
Failure of Hope & Wandel --
Providential intimation --
Mr. Swiddler's flip-flap --
Little story --
My favorite murder --
Hypnotist --
Mr. Masthead, journalist --
Why I am not editing "The stinger" --
Corrupting the press --
"The bubble reputation" --
Shipwreckollection --
Captain of the "camel" --
Man overboard --
Cargo of cat.
Other Titles: Short stories
Responsibility: compiled with commentary by Ernest Jerome Hopkins ; foreword by Cathy N. Davidson.
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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,"

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