Ambrose Bierce This modestly priced volume includes 23 stories in all -- many of Bierce's best, from the Civil War classic "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" to the renowned horror tale "The Moonlit Road".
Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood, Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Machen, Franz Kafka, M. R. James & Robert Louis Stevenson Horror Stories is a collection of over twenty chilling tales from the masters of horror storytelling including Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood, Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Machen, M. R. James, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Franz Kafka.
Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, M. R. James, Washington Irving, Algernon Blackwood, Henry James, Ambrose Bierce & Arthur Machen Ghost Stories is a collection of chilling tales from the masters of ghost storytelling including Charles Dickens, Washington Irving, M. R. James, Edgar Allan Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Arthur Machen, Ambrose Bierce, and Rudyard Kipling, Henry James and Guy de Maupassant.
Algernon Blackwood, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Robert W. Chambers, Leonid Andreyev, W. F. Harvey, Anatole France, Fitz-James O'Brien, Ambrose Bierce, Olivia Howard Dunbar, Wilbur Daniel Steele, Myla Jo Closser, Edgar Allan Poe, Richard Le Gallienn, Arthur Machen & Guy de Maupassant CONTENTS
Introduction: The Imperishable Ghost
By Algernon Blackwood
The Shadows on the Wall
By Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
By Robert W. Chambers
By Leonid Andreyev
The Beast with Five Fingers
By W. F. Harvey
The Mass of Shadows
By Anatole France
What Was It?
By Fitz-James O'Brien
The Middle Toe of the Right Foot
By Ambrose Bierce
The Shell of Sense
By Olivia Howard Dunbar
The Woman at Seven Brothers
By Wilbur Daniel Steele
At the Gate
By Myla Jo Closser
By Edgar Allan Poe
The Haunted Orchard
By Richard Le Gallienne
By Arthur Machen
By Guy de Maupassant
Ambrose Bierce Ambrose Bierce's Tales of Soldiers and Civilians presents through a series of short stories the American Civil War in all of its gruesomeness as well as its glory. A Civil War veteran himself, Bierce knew firsthand the horrors of war, and how meaningless the heroism of these soldiers could be, in light of the devastation war wreaked on soldiers and civilians alike.
William Strunk Jr., Robert Louis Stevenson, Ambrose Bierce, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Raymond Barrett & Robert Saunders Dowst On Writing is a collection of practical writing advice on writing well including The Elements of Style, The Art of Writing, Short Story Writing, The Technique of Fiction Writing, and more. Authors in the compilation include William Strunk Jr., Robert Louis Stevenson, Ambrose Bierce, Charles Raymond Barrett, and more.
Ambrose Bierce Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (born June 24, 1842; died sometime after December 26, 1913) was an American editorialist, journalist, short storywriter, fabulist, and satirist. Today, he is probably best known for his short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and his satirical lexicon The Devil's Dictionary. His vehemence as a critic, his motto "Nothing matters" and the sardonic view of human nature that informed his work all earned him the nickname "Bitter Bierce." Despite his reputation as a searing critic, Bierce was known to encourage younger writers, including poet George Sterling and fiction writer W. C. Morrow. Bierce employed a distinctive style of wri
Ambrose Bierce For by death is wrought greater change than hath been shown. Whereas in general the spirit that removed cometh back upon occasion, and is sometimes seen of those in flesh (appearing in the form of the body it bore) yet it hath happened that the veritable body without the spirit hath walked. And it is attested of those encountering who have lived to speak thereon that a lich so raised up hath no natural affection, nor remembrance thereof, but only hate. Also, it is known that some spirits which in life were benign become by death evil altogether. - Hali. One dark night in midsummer a man waking from a dreamless sleep in a forest lifted his head from the earth
Ambrose Bierce Despite his reputation as a searing critic, Bierce was known to encourage younger writers, including poet George Sterling and fiction writer W. C. Morrow. Bierce employed a distinctive style of writing, especially in his stories. His style often embraces an abrupt beginning, dark imagery, vague references to time, limited descriptions, impossible events and the theme of war.
Ambrose Bierce (June 24, 1842 – Circa 1914) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. He wrote the short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and compiled a satirical lexicon, The Devil's Dictionary. His vehemence as a critic, his motto "Nothing matters", and the sardonic view of human nature that informed his work, all earned him the nickname "Bitter Bierce".