7 best short stories by Ambrose Bierce

7 best short stories by Ambrose Bierce

by Ambrose Bierce and August Nemo
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 14/05/2020
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Ambrose Bierce was born on June 24, 1842 in Meigs county, Ohio. He worked as a printer's apprentice and enlisted to fight in the Civil War. After the war he worked as an editor, journalist, and short story writer; capturing his war experiences in vivid detail. Although his caustic and satirical style granted him notoriety as a journalist, nowadays he is remembered for his incursions into the genre of terror, influencing authors of the stature of H.P. Lovecraft, and is considered one of the most significant of the nineteenth century, together with others such as Edgar Allan Poe and Guy de Maupassant. Profoundly misanthropic, expressed in his writings his distrust of the human race, distrust expressed with a critical attitude that earned him the nickname of Bitter Bierce .This selection specially chosen by the literary critic August Nemo, contains the following stories:An Occurrence at Owl Creek BridgeOne Summer NightThe Death Of Halpin FrayserThe Moonlit RoadA Psychological ShipwreckThe StrangerThe Middle Toe of the Right Foot

ISBN:
9783968580791
9783968580791
Category:
Westerns
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
14-05-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
Tacet Books
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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