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The collected Civil War stories of Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce

The collected Civil War stories of Ambrose Bierce

by Ambrose Bierce

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Published by Barnes & Noble in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesCivil War stories of Ambrose Bierce
    StatementAmbrose Bierce ; introduction by Paul C. Williams.
    GenreFiction
    ContributionsWilliams, Paul C.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS1097 .A6 2007c
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 210 p. :
    Number of Pages210
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23150507M
    ISBN 100760784507
    ISBN 109780760784501
    LC Control Number2008301106

    "American journalist and satirist Ambrose Bierce is probably best known for his short stories about the American Civil War. The author's craft for story-telling is exemplified by his famous An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge, which is the story of Peyton Farquhar, a Confederate sympathizer condemned to die by hanging upon the Owl Creek Bridge. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American Civil War soldier, wit, and writer. Bierce's book The Devil's Dictionary was named as one of "The Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature" by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration.

      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 experiences/5(K). Bierce's other short stories (horror, tall tales) also carry his signature negativity and often brilliant and biting humor. However, I think his Civil War stories are the true reflection of his storytelling genius. This book highly recommended to Civil War buffs and anyone who wants to read and learn about the short story /5().

      Buy a cheap copy of Civil War Stories book by Ambrose Bierce. Sixteen dark and vivid selections by great satirist and short-story writer. A Horseman in the Sky, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Chickamauga, A Son of Free shipping over $/5(5). Ambrose Bierce’s experience during the Civil War where he faced the dangers of nature and man influenced his writing. After being struck in the head by a bullet during a battle, the recouperating time gave Bierce time to write calling on his actual war time memories and experiences to .


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The collected Civil War stories of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce Download PDF EPUB FB2

Ambrose Bierce was an American writer, critic and war veteran. Bierce fought for the Union Army during the American Civil War, eventually rising to the rank of brevet major before resigning from the Army following an expedition across the Great Plains.

Bierce s harrowing experiences during the Civil War, particularly those at the Battle of Shiloh, shaped a writing career that included editorials, 4/5(46). Ambrose Pierce lived through the Civil War and he writes from the heart.

If you ever wanted to know stuff from that time that wasn't taught to you in school, Ambrose Pierce is the go-to guy. His stories, even though fiction, puts you right into the conflict & the chaos. It's great for the adult & the student who wants to do a civil war project.4/5(46).

Ambrose Bierceduring the American Civil Warwas shot in the face. The bullet travelled around the outside of his skull, and came out the back of his head. Bullets in THOSE days were more round than today, but, his survivalnone-the-lesswas miraculous.

His stories reflect war, horror, and death in a fraction of the words thatCited by: 5. Civil War Stories is a collection of short stories drawn on Ambrose Bierce's experiences as an officer in the Civil War.

His writing demonstrates his true respect and admiration for the heroism he saw; contempt for cowardice; his appreciation and, yes, admiration for dedication to duty; and his outrage at the tragedies war brings about/5. The seventeen US Civil War stories collected here are some of the best examples of Bierce’s fiction.

Relying heavily on his own experiences of the War, he describes the darker side of human nature in grim, unflinching by: 4. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce (ăm´brōz gwĬnĕt´ bĬrs), –?, American satirist, journalist, and short-story writer, co., Ohio.

He fought with extreme bravery in the Civil War, and the conflict, which he considered meaningless slaughter, is reflected in his war stories and to a great extent in the deep pessimism of his late fiction.

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 American writer Ambrose Bierce () was a highly accomplished man who was famous for many things.

He was a skilled short story writer who could turn his talent to virtually any genre, although his ghostly tales are the ones which have won him the most acclaim.

As a literary critic he was feared and. The Collected Writings Of Ambrose Bierce. Started reading this page tome way way back circa I always am drawn to the thickest book on the shelves in the stores or on the second hand stalls whenever I come across them.

ALways look for value for money as books can be quite expensive/5. The Little Story My Favorite Murder The Hypnotist Mr. Masthead, Journalist Why I am Not Editing "The Stinger" Corrupting the Press "The Bubble Reputation" A Shipwreckollection The Captain of the "Camel" The Man Overboard A Cargo of Cat: The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce () Vol.

1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, Vol. 4, Vol. 5, Vol. The Collected Civil War Stories of Ambrose Bierce (Hardcover) Published April 23rd by Barnes & Noble Hardcover, pages. 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 experiences/5(1K). This Dover edition, first published inis a new selection of sixteen stories from The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volumes I and II, first published in 4/5(32).

"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" () is a short story by the American writer and Civil War veteran Ambrose Bierce. Described as "one of the most famous and frequently anthologized stories in American literature", [2] it was originally published by The San Francisco Examiner on Jand was first collected in Bierce's book Tales of Soldiers and Civilians ().Author: Ambrose Bierce.

Download The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 1 free in PDF & EPUB format. Download Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce's The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 1 for your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile.

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce. Set during the American Civil War, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek" is Bierce's most famous short story. It was first published in the San Francisco Examiner in It then appeared in Bierce's collection Tales of Soldiers and Civilians.

We encourage students and teacher to use our An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Study Guide to / Sumptuously bound deluxe limited “Autograph Edition” of Bierce’s collected works, number 9 of only 25 sets signed in the first volume by the author for presentation. After fighting in the Civil War and traveling extensively throughout America, Bierce found fame in San Francisco when his brother publicly circulated copies of Bierce’s.

In fact, Bierce’s short stories about his Civil War service were like literary cousins to the books Clemens wrote about his youth on the Mississippi. But the cousins were extremely distant ones; whereas Clemens remembered his time as a riverboat man with rich fondness, Bierce remembered the Civil War with bleakness, and the humor of his Author: Historynet Staff.

The Mysterious Disappearance of Ambrose Bierce by Chris Opfer Opinions differ as to whether Ambrose Bierce, who was a year-old Civil War veteran at the time of his disappearance, died in Chihuahua, Mexico, while riding with Pancho Villa; by his own hand in Texas or the Grand Canyon; or as an old man in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Civil War Stories, based on the writing of Ambrose Bierce, was an original production of the Roxy Regional Theater in Clarksville, Tennessee, running from March April 6, Adapted and directed by John McDonald, with original music composed by Colin Ryan.

This two-day battle, the second bloodiest of the war after Gettysburg, cost each side more t casualties and, years later, led to some of Bierce’s most elegiac writing, including a surreal story in which a young boy tries to play with the ghosts of dead soldiers (“Chickamauga”) and a personal essay about his experiences (“A.Newspaperman, short-story writer, poet, and satirist, Ambrose Bierce (–) is one of the most striking and unusual literary figures America has produced.

Dubbed "Bitter Bierce" for his vitriolic wit and biting satire, his fame rests largely on a celebrated compilation of barbed epigrams, The Devil's Dictionary, and a book of short.Get this from a library! The collected Civil War stories of Ambrose Bierce.

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