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Black Beetles in Amber by Ambrose Bierce, Fiction, Fantasy, Classics

Black Beetles in Amber by Ambrose Bierce, Fiction, Fantasy, Classics

by Ambrose Bierce
Hardback
Publication Date: 30/05/2008
  $41.18
Death-poet Pickering sat at his desk, Wrapped in appropriate gloom; His posture was pensive and picturesque, Like a raven charming a tomb. -- "The Obituarian" Best known for his tales of bleak reality and dark imagination, Ambrose Bierce also gave expression to his sardonic, epigrammatic wit in verse form. Black Beetles in Amber collects his finest forays into versification. Some are barbed and venomous, while others are simply entertaining sallies upon the entertaining foibles of his day -- as in "The Oleomargarine Man," 'On the Wedding of an Aeronaut," or "Judge Rutledge . . . Sultan of Stupids!"
ISBN:
9781606648919
9781606648919
Category:
Fantasy
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
30-05-2008
Publisher:
Aegypan
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
272
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x19mm
Weight:
0.54kg
Ambrose Bierce

A veteran of the American Civil War who fought at Shiloh and Chickamauga in the Union ranks, Bierce became one of America's best-known writers and journalists, admired for his insolent, entertaining and sometimes courageous columns.

In 1913 he set off for Mexico, then in the throes of revolution, and was never seen again. Ralph Steadman is the author of many illustrated books including Sigmund Freud, I Leonardo, The Big I Am, The Scar-Strangled Banner, Alice and Animal Farm. His most recent publication is the novel, Doodaaa.

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