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Bierce, Ambrose 1842-1914?

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Works: 1,323 works in 3,412 publications in 17 languages and 80,112 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Humor  Personal narratives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Maps  War stories  Tall tales 
Subject Headings: Authors, American  Journalists 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Scenarist, Adapter, Other, Performer, Editor, Originator, Attributed name, Translator, Correspondent
Classifications: PS1097,
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Most widely held works by Ambrose Bierce
The devil's dictionary by Ambrose Bierce( Book )
242 editions published between 1899 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 4,086 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 )
42 editions published between 1946 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,956 libraries worldwide
The complete short stories of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce( Book )
22 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 1,312 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,"
In the midst of life : tales of soldiers and civilians by Ambrose Bierce( Book )
66 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and held by 1,256 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."
An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce( file )
23 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 955 libraries worldwide
One of these stories is about the last minutes in the life of a condemned man of the American Civil War who stands on a bridge awaiting his hanging
The enlarged Devil's dictionary by Ambrose Bierce( Book )
47 editions published between 1967 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 944 libraries worldwide
Satirisch woordenboek met cynisch-humoristische definities
Tales of soldiers & civilians by Ambrose Bierce( Book )
26 editions published between 1891 and 2004 in English and held by 934 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 monk and the hangman's daughter by Ambrose Bierce( Book )
41 editions published between 1891 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 906 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
Ghost and horror stories by Ambrose Bierce( Book )
5 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and held by 898 libraries worldwide
Twenty-four stories -- morbid, eerie, cynical. They take you into the dark recesses of the mind
Can such things be? by Ambrose Bierce( Book )
61 editions published between 1893 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 877 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 )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 873 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
Write it right, a little blacklist of literary faults by Ambrose Bierce( Book )
52 editions published between 1909 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 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
In the midst of life by Ambrose Bierce( Book )
32 editions published between 1892 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 631 libraries worldwide
Twenty-six unique tales of horror
The sardonic humor of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce( Book )
3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 611 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 )
5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 610 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 )
56 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 564 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 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 )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 479 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 )
61 editions published between 1890 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 476 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 )
38 editions published between 1872 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Known for his biting wit, American author and satirist Ambrose Bierce got his start in the literary world by publishing essays and articles in California-based periodicals. The Fiend's Delight brings together an eclectic selection of these early pieces
 
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Alternative Names
Ambrose Bierce Amerikaans schrijver
Ambrose Bierce amerykański dziennikarz, satyryk i pisarz
Ambrose Bierce écrivain et journaliste américain
Ambrose Bierce escritor, periodista y editorialista estadounidense
Ambrose Bierce scrittore, giornalista e aforista statunitense
Ambrose Bierce US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Journalist
Ambrosius Bierce
Ambroz Birs
Ambrozas Birsas
Bierce, A. 1842-1914
Bierce, Ambros
Bierce, Ambrose
Bierce, Ambrose 1842-1914?
Bierce, Ambrose G. 1842-1913
Bierce, Ambrose G. 1842-1914
Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett 1842-1914
Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett, 1842-asi 1914
Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett nar. 1842
Bierce , Ambrose Gwinnett
Bierce, Ambrose Gwinnett 1842-1913
Birs, Ambroz, 1842-1914?
Birs, Embrouz
Grile, Dod 1842-1914
Grile, Dod, 1842-asi 1914
Gwinett-Bierce, Ambrose 1842-1914
Gwinnett Bierce , Ambrose
Gwinnett-Bierce, Ambrose 1842-1914
Mpirs, Amprouz 1842-1914
Piŏsŭ, Aembŭrosŭ 1842-1914
Αμβρόσιος Μπιρς
Амброз Бирс Америка яҙыусыһы, журналист, юмористик һәм «ҡурҡыныс» хикәйәләр авторы
Амброз Бірс
Амброуз Биърс американски сатирик, критик, издател, журналист и автор на къси разкази
Бирс А. Г. 1842-ок.1914
Бирс, Амброз, 1842-1914?
Бирс, Амброз Гвиннет американский писатель, журналист
Грайл Д. 1842-ок.1914
Ամբրոզ Բիրս
אמברוז בירס עיתונאי וסופר אמריקאי
أمبروز بيرس
آمبروز بیرس
ആംബ്രോസ് ബിയേഴ്സ്
แอมโบรส เบียร์ซ
비아즈, 안부로오즈 1842-1914?
비어스, 앰브로스 1842-1914?
비어스, 앰브로즈 1842-1914?
비어스, 앰브로즈 귀네트 1842-1914?
비어스, 앰브로즈 귀넷 1842-1914?
비어스, 앰브로즈 그위네트 1842-1914?
앰브로즈 비어스
アンブローズ・ビアス
ビアス, A
ビアス, アンブローズ
安布罗斯·比尔斯
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