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Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce

Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce

by Ambrose Bierce

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Published by Gannon Distributing Company .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Horror

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9480683M
    ISBN 100883070197
    ISBN 109780883070192

    Ghost Story & Horror Fiction Book Lot ~ 18 Books by Various Authors. Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce. Madam Crowl's Ghost and other stories by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. The First Book of Ghost Stories WIDDERSHINS by Oliver Rating: % positive. The Ghost Stories of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce He wrote in a variety of literary genres. In addition to his ghost and war stories, he also published several volumes of poetry. His Fantastic Fables anticipated the ironic style of grotesquerie that became a more common genre in the 20th century. Get a FREE e-book by joining our Released on: Janu

    Although a harsh critic of many of the conventions of his day - stating his disaproval of 'human institutions in general, including all forms of government, most laws and customs, and all contemporary literature' - Ambrose Bierce was perhaps most deeply affected by his belief in the waste and futility of war. Bierce was born in a log cabin in Ohio. Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce starting at $ Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.

    Collection Title: Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce • () • collection by Ambrose Bierce Contents (view Concise Listing) v • Introduction (Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce) • () • essay by Everett F. Bleiler [as by E. F. Bleiler] 1 • The Death of . S. T. Joshi's Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs is a better all-around sampler of Bierce's many facets, but this collection is cheaper, uses Bierce's Collected Stories as the source for the stories - important since Bierce liked to revise his work each printing, and has all of Bierce's most famous and significant weird stories and science fiction.4/5(2).


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_The Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce_ is a great anthology of supernatural tales from a noteworthy author/journalist. I'm glad I've read it; I'm also glad I've finished reading it. Make sure you have a comfy couch to relax in during the long hours you'll spend reading this by: 2.

Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce book. Read 60 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. 23 modern horror stories by American mas /5. "The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories" is an anthology of 19 oft-collected ghost stories--Michael Newton's selection of what he considers to be the cream of the crop from Elizabeth Gaskell's "The Old Nurse's Story" () and Sheridan Le Fanu's "Green Tea" () through Edith Wharton's "Afterward" ()/5(12).

Bierce was a journalist who served in the Union army from the beginning till the end of the Civil War. He was so close to the battles that it's a miracle he didn't get killed in action. Bierce doesn't just write ghost and horror stories he writes about everything going on in America during and after the 's/5(6).

Nothing is so improbable as what is true' Of all the writers of ghost and horror stories, Ambrose Bierce is perhaps the most colourful. He was a dark, cynical and pessimistic soul who had a grim vision of fate and the unfairness of life, which he channelled into his fiction/5.

These twenty-four tales, titled Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce, offer a wide range of supernatural topics. Bierce's prophetic theme in Moxon's Master, that of man versus machine, remains a staple of modern science fiction today.

His handling of The Man and the Snake is surprisingly mature for an early psychological thriller/5(22). Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce | Ambrose Bierce was one of the strangest phenomena of American letters. The adjectives used to describe his writing -- and character -- tend to have a rather uncomplimentary ring: "venomous," "vindictive," "paranoid," "rancorous," "malevolent"; yet few would deny his brilliance of intellect and style.

Twenth-three modern horror stories by American master: "The Eyes of the Panther," "The Damned Thing," and 21 more. "These pieces are not dated, nor are they lacking any of the narrative elements necessary to attract and hold the attention of anyone interested in the horror genre." — SF Booklog.

Synopsis Twenty-four grotesque horror tales written by Ambrose Bierce, the nineteenth-century journalist known for his cynicism. About the Author Journalist, short story writer, and satirist Ambrose Bierce () was equally adept in a variety of genres, from ghost stories /5(17).

Of all the writers of ghost and horror stories, Ambrose Bierce is perhaps the most colourful. He was a dark, cynical and pessimistic soul who had a grim vision of fate and the unfairness of life, which he channelled into his : Wordsworth Editions, Limited.

Journalist, short story writer, and satirist Ambrose Bierce (–) was equally adept in a variety of genres, from ghost stories to poetry to political commentary. Bierce's fiction is particularly distinguished by its realistic depictions of the author's Civil War : Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (J – circa ) was an American short story writer, journalist, poet, and Civil War book The Devil's Dictionary was named as one of "The Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature" by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration.

His story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" has been described as "one of the most famous and Literary movement: Realism. Ambrose BIERCE ( - ) The Sussex Vampire from The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Duration: Sherlock. Along with war and ghost stories, Bierce published several volumes of poetry.

Favoring the ironic style of the grotesque, Fantastic Fables was followed by his more famous work, drawn from occasional newspaper items, The Devil's Dictionary, a satirical book of definitions published in   The Moonlit Road and Other Ghost and Horror Stories is another marvelous, inexpensive reprint from Dover Publications.

These twelve stories selected from The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce are remarkably good. I intend to become much better acquainted with Ambrose had an inventive imagination, much like Edgar Allan Poe/5(5). Get this from a library. Ghost and horror stories of Ambrose Bierce.

[Ambrose Bierce] -- Twenty-four stories, morbid, eerie, cynical. They take you into the dark recesses of the mind. There was never a better author to read around the snapping flare of a lonely campsite than the rustic, existential horror stories of Ambrose Bierce.

In death, as in life, Bierce is defined by contradictions. He was a mystical materialist, a cynical idealist, and a compassionate curmudgeon. Of all the writers of ghost and horror stories, Ambrose Bierce is perhaps the most colourful. He was a dark, cynical and pessimistic soul who had a grim vision of fate and the unfairness of life, which he channelled into his fiction.5/5.

works by ambrose bierce During his career as a journalist, poet, and author of fiction and nonfiction, Ambrose Bierce published more than four million words. The titles assembled here include his most popular and influential works. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce (, Paperback) at the best.

to define and refine this archetypal scary story of the Far West than Ambrose Bierce. As even the titles of his horror stories indicate—tales such as "The Haunted Valley," "The Moonlit Road," "The Secret of Macarger’s Gulch," "The Difficulty of Crossing a Field"—Bierce may .: Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce () by Bierce, Ambrose and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(K).S.

T. Joshi’s Ambrose Bierce: The Devil’s Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs is a better all-around sampler of Bierce’s many facets, but this collection is cheaper, uses Bierce’s Collected Stories as the source for the stories – important since Bierce liked to revise his work each printing, and has all of Bierce’s most famous and significant weird stories and science fiction/5(3).