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.
E. F. Benson, W. F. Harvey, Bram Stoker, Walter Scott, Elizabeth Gaskell, H. P. Lovecraft, EDGAR ALLAN POE, Rudyard Kipling, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, John Buchan, A. M. Burrage, Walter de La Mare, H. G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, Cynthia Asquith, Lord Dunsany, Clark Ashton Smith, Margaret Ronan, Amelia B. Edwards, Robert Hichens, H. Russell Wakefield, Arthur Quiller-Couch, William Hope Hodgson, L. P. Hartley, Vincent O'Sullivan, Vernon Lee & Paul Spencer If you were looking for the Holy Bible of the horror anthologies, consider yourself lucky, because you just found it!
Cosmic horror, supernatural events, ghost stories, weird fiction, mystical fantasies, occult narratives, this book plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities.
This sixth volume of “The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written” features 30 stories by an all-star cast, including Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Robert Louis Stevenson, M. R. James, H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Machen, Bram Stoker, E. F. Benson, H. G. Wells, William Hope Hodgson, Elizabeth Gaskell and John Buchan, among many others!
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 (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". 
Ambrose Bierce This is an amazing anthology that thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare?s finesse to Oscar Wilde?s wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim?s Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library.
Ambrose Bierce Newspaperman, short-story writer, poet, and satirist, Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914) 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 stories (Tales of Soldiers and Civilians, 1891). Most of the 16 selections in this volume have been taken from the latter collection. The stories in this edition include: "What I Saw at Shiloh," "A Son of the Gods," "Four Days in Dixie," "One of the Missing," "A Horseman in the Sky," "The Coup de Grace," "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," "The Story of Conscience," "One Kind of Officer," "Chickamauga," and five more. Bierce's stories employ a buildup of suggestive realistic detail to produce grim and vivid tales often disturbing in their mood of fatalism and impending calamity. Hauntingly suggestive, they offer excellent examples of the author's dark pessimism and storytelling power.
Ambrose Bierce Ambrose Bierce nació y escribió durante el siglo XIX, en su obra encontramos los asomos de lo que nuestra sociedad contemporánea se convertiría. No solo eso, sus historias de terror no necesitan de monstruos sobrenaturales para inquietarnos, basta el silencio detrás de una desaparición para erizarnos los cabellos.
Este libro cuenta con algunas de sus narraciones más conocidas y es un excelente punto de entrada para un lector aficionado al terror o misterio que no haya tenido la suerte de encontrarse con el autor.
Ambrose Bierce This is a tales book. The matter of which this volume is composed appeared originally in the columns of 'FUN, ' when the wisdom of the Fables and the truth of the Tales tended to wholesomely diminish the levity of that jocund sheet. Their publication in a new form would seem to be a fitting occasion to say something as to their merit. Homer's 'Iliad, ' it will be remembered, was but imperfectly appreciated by Homer's contemporaries. Milton's 'Paradise Lost' was so lightly regarded when first written, that the author received but twenty-five pounds for it. Ben Jonson was for some time blind to the beauties of Shakespeare, and Shakespeare himself had but small esteem for his own work. The printers, too, into whose hands it came, have since admitted that for some days they felt very little interest in it, and could not even make out what it was all about. When to these evidences I add the confession that at first I did not myself observe anything extraordinary in my work, I think I need say no more: the discerning public will note the parallel, and my modesty be spared the necessity of making an ass of itself.
Ambrose Bierce Brilliant and magnetic as are these two studies by Ambrose Bierce, and especially significant as coming from one who was a boy soldier in the Civil War, they merely reflect one side of his original and many-faceted genius. Poet, critic, satirist, fun-maker, incomparable writer of fables and masterly prose sketches, a seer of startling insight, a reasoner mercilessly logical, with the delicate wit and keenness of an Irving or an Addison, the dramatic quality of a Hugo, —all of these, and still in the prime of his powers; yet so restricted has been his output and so little exploited that only the judicious few have been impressed.
Ambrose Bierce, Stephen Crane, Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, O. Henry, Jack London, James Fenimore Cooper & Sherwood Anderson The Classic American Short Story Megapack (Volume 1) assembles 34 of the greatest stories ever written by American authors -- including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Ambrose Bierce, Edgar Allan Poe, Bret Harte, Sherwood Anderson, Mark Twain, O. Henry, Jack London, and Stephen Crane. Includes multiple stories per author, their most famous short works, along with biographical notes.
YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
THE CELESTIAL RAILROAD, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
THE GREAT STONE FACE, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
ETHAN BRAND, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
RIP VAN WINKLE, by Washington Irving
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, by Washington Irving
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A POCKET-HANDKERCHIEF by James Fenimore Cooper
THE DAMNED THING, by Ambrose Bierce
AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK, by Ambrose Bierce
THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, by Edgar Allan Poe
THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO, by Edgar Allan Poe
THE PURLOINED LETTER, by Edgar Allan Poe
THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM, by Edgar Allan Poe
THE PREMATURE BURIAL, by Edgar Allan Poe
THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE, by Edgar Allan Poe
THE LUCK OF ROARING CAMP, by Bret Harte
THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT, by Bret Hartev
HANDS, by Sherwood Anderson
I’M A FOOL, by Sherwood Anderson
THE MAN THAT CORRUPTED HADLEYBURG, by Mark Twain
THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY, by Mark Twain
THE GIFT OF THE MAGI, by O. Henry
THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF, by O. Henry
THE COP AND THE ANTHEM, by O. Henry
A RETRIEVED REFORMATION, by O. Henry
THE DUPLICITY OF HARGRAVES, by O. Henry
TO BUILD A FIRE, by Jack London
AN ODYSSEY OF THE NORTH, by Jack London
LOVE OF LIFE, by Jack London
THE HEATHEN, by Jack London
THE PEARLS OF PARLAY, by Jack London
THE BRIDE COMES TO YELLOW SKY, by Stephen Crane
THE MONSTER, by Stephen Crane
THE BLUE HOTEL, by Stephen Crane
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Oldiees Publishing, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ambrose Bierce, O. Henry, Guy de Maupassant, Charles Dickens, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, E. W. Hornung, M. R. James, Edgar Allan Poe, E. F. Benson, H. P. Lovecraft, W. J. Wintle, Algernon Blackwood, William Hope Hodgson, Francis A. Durivage, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Richard Le Gallienne, Vincent O'Sullivan, Washington Irving, Mrs Molesworth, Anatole France, Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman, A. C. Benson, John Kendrick Bangs & Fitz-James O’Brien Timeless collection of mystery & thriller short fiction stories including the works of Arthur Conan Doyle, O. Henry, Bram Stoker, Guy de Maupassant, Edgar Allan Poe, M. R. James, and more. The stories have variety in style and subject, but all are masterpieces of world fiction with enduring quality of writing.
THE CONFESSION by Guy de Maupassant THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY by Arthur Conan Doyle THE HOUSE AMONG THE LAURELS by William Hope Hodgson THE HAUNTED ORCHARD by Richard Le Gallienne THE GREEK INTERPRETER by Arthur Conan Doyle JOHN BARTINE'S WATCH by Ambrose Bierce GENTLEMEN AND PLAYERS by E. W. Hornung MRS. ANDREWS’S CONTROL by E. F. Benson THE MAN WITH THE COUGH by Mrs Molesworth THE CATERPILLARS by E. F. Benson
Oldiees Publishing, Антон Павлович Чехов, H.G. Wells, Algernon Blackwood, Ambrose Bierce, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Violet Paget, M. R. James, Bram Stoker, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman, Saki, Charles Dickens, Washington Irving, W. J. Wintle, Robert Louis Stevenson, W.B. Yeats, Jules Verne, Honoré de Balzac, Jack London, Guy de Maupassant, Arthur Conan Doyle, Theophile Gautier, John Polidori & O. Henry Timeless collection of science fiction short stories including the works of Ambrose Bierce, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Bram Stoker, and more. The stories have variety in style and subject, but are all masterpieces of world fiction with enduring quality of writing.
A PSYCHOLOGICAL SHIPWRECK by Ambrose Bierce NO. 1 BRANCH LINE: THE SIGNAL-MAN by Charles Dickens THE TERROR OF BLUE JOHN GAP by Arthur Conan Doyle THE MUMMY'S FOOT by Theophile Gautier RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER by Nathaniel Hawthorne RIP VAN WINKLE by Washington Irving THE ENEMY OF ALL THE WORLD by Jack London MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN A BOTTLE by Edgar Allan Poe THE HEDGEHOG by Saki THE MUSIC ON THE HILL by Saki
Ambrose Bierce Ambrose Bierce wrote stories so dramatically different from those of his contemporaries that they hardly seem like they were written in the nineteenth century. These original and innovative tales, most of which appeared in the 1880s and 1890s, constitute 23 examples of his best and most characteristic short fiction: anti-war satires that underscore the barbarism and futility of bloodshed; horror stories with a keenly ironic edge; and sardonic "tall tales" of the Old West.
The American Civil War was the defining experience of Bierce's life, and the battlefield ordeals from his service within the Union army contributed to his distinctive brand of cynical realism. This collection boasts the best of his Civil War tales, including "Chickamauga," "A Horseman in the Sky," and the author's much-imitated masterpiece, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge." Writers of mystery and suspense stories have long been influenced by Bierce's tales of the supernatural such as "The Moonlit Road," and "The Eyes of the Panther." This anthology also features "Oil of Dog," "My Favorite Murder," and other satirical fables that continue to captivate readers with their humor and ingenuity.
Ambrose Bierce This is a short story book. The atrocities constituting this 'cold collation' of diabolisms are taken mainly from various Californian journals. They are cast in the American language, and liberally enriched with unintelligibility. If they shall prove incomprehensible on this side of the Atlantic, the reader can pass to the other side at a moderately extortionate charge. In the pursuit of my design I think I have killed a good many people in one way and another; but the reader will please to observe that they were not people worth the trouble of leaving alive. Besides, I had the interests of my collaborator to consult. In writing, as in compiling, I have been ably assisted by my scholarly friend Mr. Satan; and to this worthy gentleman must be attributed most of the views herein set forth. While the plan of the work is partly my own, its spirit is wholly his; and this illustrates the ascendancy of the creative over the merely imitative mind. Palmam qui meruit ferat-I shall be content with the profit.
Ambrose Bierce This carefully crafted ebook: "The Best Of Ambrose Bierce: The Damned Thing + An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge + The Devil's Dictionary + Chickamauga (4 Classics in 1 Book)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
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The Damned Thing is a story focuses on how the human race takes their views of nature for granted, and how there may be things in the natural world that the human eye cannot see or the human ear cannot hear. An Occurrence at Owl takes place during the war of the 1860's between the American states of the North and the states of the South. A group of soldiers is hanging a Southern farm owner for trying to stop Northern military movements across the Owl Creek Bridge. In the last moments of his life, the Southern prisoner dreams he has escaped; and everything that happens in the story is really only the work of the prisoner's brain just before he dies.
One of Bierce's most famous works is his much-quoted book, The Devil's Dictionary, originally a newspaper serialization which was first published in book form in 1906 as The Cynic's Word Book. It offers an interesting reinterpretation of the English language in which cant and political double-talk are neatly lampooned.
Chickamauga was first published in 1889. It's about an innocent child who stumbles into unspeakable horror during the battle.
Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 – 1914?) was an American satirist, critic, poet, editor and journalist. Bierce became a prolific author of short stories often humorous and sometimes bitter or macabre. He spoke out against oppression and supported civil and religious freedoms. He also wrote numerous Civil War stories from first-hand experience. Many of his works are ranked among other esteemed American authors’ like Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen Crane, and Mark Twain.
Ambrose Bierce "Shapes of Clay" is considered by some to be the major collection of Bierce's later poetry. As in previous volumes, many of the poems collected had been previously published in newspapers and magazines and were subsequently reprinted in this version with alterations. As in all Bierce's work, his poetry is witty, caustic and ironic. Some of the poems included are: "Novum Organum" "In Bacon see the culminating prime, / Of Anglo-Saxon intellect and crime;" "For a Certain Critic" "Let lowly themes engage my humble pen -- Stupidities of critics, not of men;" and "Consolation" "Little's the good to sit and grieve, / Because the serpent tempted Eve. / Better to wipe your eyes and take a club and go out and kill a snake".
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The Case of the Registered Letter
The Case of the Lamp That Went Out
The Case of the Pool of Blood in the Pastor's Study
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The Breaking Point…
Arthur J. Rees:
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The Hand in the Dark…
Detectives White & Furneaux Mysteries
Reginald Brett, Barrister
Detective Claude Bruce
Detective Gaston Max
Dr. Fu Manchu Series…
E. Phillips Oppenheim:
The Evil Shepherd
The Cinema Murder
G. K. Chesterton:
The Man Who Knew Too Much…
Arthur B. Reeve:
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The War Terror…
Crime and the Criminal
The Master of Deception..
The Woman in White
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The Mystery of Marie Roget
The Purloined Letter
The Gold Bug…
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
The Secret Adversary
Fleming Stone Mysteries
The Gold Bag
A Chain of Evidence
The Maxwell Mystery
Anybody But Anne
The White Alley
William Le Queux:
If Sinners Entice Thee
Hushed Up! A Mystery of London
Marcel Allain & Pierre Souvestre:
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E. C. Bentley:
Trent's Last Case
A. A. Milne:
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At the Time Appointed
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Ambrose Bierce For the first time in publishing history, Delphi Classics is proud to present the complete works of master storyteller Ambrose Bierce. This comprehensive eBook is spiced with numerous illustrations, rare and forgotten texts, concise introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Bierce’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the collections and other texts
* The rare novella THE DANCE OF DEATH appears here for the first time in digital print
* ALL the short story collections, with individual contents tables
* Featuring 475 tales, many appearing for the first time in digital print
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Famous works such as COBWEBS FROM AN EMPTY SKULL
are fully illustrated with their original artwork
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry, essays and the short stories
* Easily locate the works you want to read
* The complete non-fiction, with many scarce essays and newspaper articles
* Includes Bierce’s letters – spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence
* Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Bierce’s contribution to literature
* Also provides a unique ‘Biercian Texts’ section with interesting articles on the works and disappearance of Ambrose Bierce
* Features a bonus full biography – discover Bierce’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
THE DANCE OF DEATH
THE MONK AND THE HANGMAN’S DAUGHTER
THE LAND BEYOND THE BLOW
The Short Story Collections
THE FIEND’S DELIGHT
COBWEBS FROM AN EMPTY SKULL
PRESENT AT A HANGING, AND OTHER GHOST STORIES
IN THE MIDST OF LIFE: TALES OF SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS
CAN SUCH THINGS BE?
THE PARENTICIDE CLUB
THE FOURTH ESTATE
THE OCEAN WAVE
KINGS OF BEASTS
The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
The Poetry Collections
BLACK BEETLES IN AMBER
SHAPES OF CLAY
FABLES IN RHYME
SOME ANTE-MORTEM EPITAPHS
THE SCRAP HEAP
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
THE SHADOW ON THE DIAL, AND OTHER ESSAYS
THE DEVIL’S DICTIONARY
WRITE IT RIGHT
ASHES OF THE BEACON
“ON WITH THE DANCE!”: A REVIEW
A CYNIC LOOKS AT LIFE
BITS OF AUTOBIOGRAPHY
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
LIST OF ESSAYS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF ESSAYS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
THE LETTERS OF AMBROSE BIERCE
AMBROSE BIERCE by Vincent Starrett
AMBROSE BIERCE: AN APPRAISAL by Frederic Tabor Cooper
ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO BOOST BIERCE INTO IMMORTALITY
THE UNDERGROUND REPUTATION OF AMBROSE BIERCE
AMBROSE BIERCE by Ella Sterling Cummins
LIST OF BIERCIAN ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
AMBROSE BIERCE: A BIOGRAPHY by Carey McWilliams
Ambrose Bierce It is a biographical book. The question that starts to the lips of ninety-nine readers out of a hundred', says Arnold Bennett, in a review in the London New Age in 1909, 'even the best informed, will assuredly be: 'Who is Ambrose Bierce?' I scarcely know, but I will say that among what I may term 'underground reputations' that of Ambrose Bierce is perhaps the most striking example. You may wander for years through literary circles and never meet anybody who has heard of Ambrose Bierce, and then you may hear some erudite student whisper in an awed voice: 'Ambrose Bierce is the greatest living prose writer'. I have heard such an opinion expressed'. Bierce himself shows his recognition of the 'underground' quality of his reputation in a letter to George Sterling: 'How many times, and during a period of how many years must one's unexplainable obscurity be pointed out to constitute fame? Not knowing, I am almost disposed to consider myself the most famous of authors. I have pretty nearly ceased to be 'discovered', but my notoriety as an obscurian may be said to be worldwide and everlasting.
Oldiees Publishing, Ambrose Bierce, Mary Hallock Foote, O. Henry, Robert Grant, H.G. Wells, Антон Павлович Чехов, Algernon Blackwood, Guy de Maupassant, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Joseph Conrad, Honoré de Balzac, Thomas Hardy, Jack London, Anne Reeve Aldrich, Herman Melville, Katherine Mansfield, Josephine Preston Peabody, M. R. James, Kate Chopin, Zona Gale, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Sherwood Anderson, Bret Harte, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Francis A. Durivage, Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman, Saki, Joseph Hall, Willa Cather, James Oliver Curwood, Jerome K. Jerome, Washington Irving, Charles Lamb, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker, Jules Verne, Ivan Turgenev, Henry Lawson, Frank Stockton, Alfred Church, Ethel M. Dell, Edward Everett Hale, Mrs Molesworth, Oscar Wilde, Nikolai Gogol, John Polidori, Charlotte Perkins Gilman & Maxim Gorky Timeless collection of the greatest short fiction stories including the works of Arthur Conan Doyle, O. Henry, Bram Stoker, Guy de Maupassant, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and more. The stories have variety in style and subject, but all are masterpieces of world fiction with enduring quality of writing.
HANDS by Sherwood Anderson A BABY TRAMP by Ambrose Bierce THE ENCHANTED BLUFF by Willa Cather LADY WITH LAPDOG by Anton Chekhov THE BET by Anton Chekhov DESIREE'S BABY by Kate Chopin THE STORY OF AN HOUR by Kate Chopin THE LAGOON by Joseph Conrad THE BRAZILIAN CAT by Arthur Conan Doyle THE YELLOW WALLPAPER by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Ambrose Bierce It is a short story book. Under none of the accredited ghostly circumstances, and environed by none of the conventional ghostly surroundings, did I first make acquaintance with the house which is the subject of this Christmas piece. I saw it in the daylight, with the sun upon it. There was no wind, no rain, no lightning, no thunder, no awful or unwonted circumstance, of any kind, to heighten its effect. More than that: I had come to it direct from a railway station: it was not more than a mile distant from the railway station; and, as I stood outside the house, looking back upon the way I had come, I could see the goods train running smoothly along the embankment in the valley. I will not say that everything was utterly commonplace, because I doubt if anything can be that, except to utterly commonplace people—and there my vanity steps in; but, I will take it on myself to say that anybody might see the house as I saw it, any fine autumn morning.
Cynthia Asquith, Leonid Andreyev, E. F. Benson, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Marjorie Bowen, John Buchan, A. M. Burrage, Willa Cather, Robert W. Chambers, Myla Jo Closser, Wilkie Collins, Richard Connell, Aleister Crowley, F. Marion Crawford, Rebecca Harding Davis, Walter de La Mare, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Lord Dunsany, Amelia B. Edwards, Anatole France, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Nikolai Gogol, W. F. Harvey, L. P. Hartley, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Lafcadio Hearn, O. Henry, Robert Hichens, William Hope Hodgson, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Robert E. Howard, Violet Hunt, Washington Irving, W. W. Jacobs, Henry James, M. R. James, Franz Kafka, Rudyard Kipling, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Vernon Lee, H. P. Lovecraft, Arthur Machen, Guy de Maupassant, John Metcalfe, Edith Nesbit, Margaret Oliphant, Oliver Onions, Vincent O'Sullivan, EDGAR ALLAN POE, Saki, Walter Scott, M. P. Shiel, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Mark Twain, H. Russell Wakefield, H. G. Wells, Edith Wharton, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf & Edward Lucas White If you were looking for the Holy Bible of the horror anthologies, consider yourself lucky, because you just found it!
Cosmic horror, supernatural events, ghost stories, weird fiction, mystical fantasies, occult narratives, this book plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities.
This collection of the greatest mysterious dark tales gathers together more than 100 authors and more than 1000 short stories (!), which makes it truly unique in its kind.
Be aware that this book includes a big amount of stories that appear for the first time in digital print.
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 One summer morning a planter was sitting with his wife and a child on the veranda. The planter had a big field which was about ten acres. At the time, there was not even a domestic animal in the field. But in another field were at work about a dozen of slaves. The planter saw his mate who wanted to sell him some horses and lazily went towards the seller. After a small chat they parted and the seller remembered important details about the deal. He ordered the coachman to turn back to the planter’s house and so happened that the planter was crossing the field. What happened next? Read the story till the end to know!
M. R. James, E. F. Benson, H. P. Lovecraft, EDGAR ALLAN POE, Saki, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Franz Kafka, Robert W. Chambers, W. W. Jacobs, Lafcadio Hearn, Ambrose Bierce, Walter de La Mare, Vernon Lee, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, F. Marion Crawford, William Hope Hodgson, Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Onions, Clark Ashton Smith, John Metcalfe, Leonid Andreyev & Robert E. Howard If you were looking for the Holy Bible of the horror anthologies, consider yourself lucky, because you just found it!
Cosmic horror, supernatural events, ghost stories, weird fiction, mystical fantasies, occult narratives, this book plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities.
This first volume of “The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written” features 30 stories by an all-star cast, including Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Robert W. Chambers, M. R. James, H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Machen, Sheridan Le Fanu, Walter De La Mare, Franz Kafka, Robert E. Howard, John Metcalfe, W. W. Jacobs and Lafcadio Hearn, among many others!
Ambrose Bierce, Edgar Allan Poe & Washington Irving Timeless collection of selected American horror short stories.
Finding time for reading can often be a difficult task for many people with hectic and busy schedules. Committing oneself to a novel often involves a major investment of time and daily distractions, and tasks interfere with the ability to complete a novel in a timely fashion. Short stories are designed to be read in one sitting. As such, short stories can be easily read on the morning commute, on a lunch break or in the evening. Reading short stories helps to establish a reading schedule or routine. Short stories provide ample opportunities to increase your knowledge about different cultures and different lifestyles.
LEARN ENGLISH AS YOU READ AND LISTEN TO THE SHORT STORIES BY FAMOUS AMERICAN AUTHORS. ADAPTATIONS ARE WRITTEN AT THE INTERMEDIATE AND UPPER-BEGINNER LEVEL AND ARE READ ONE-THIRD SLOWER THAN REGULAR ENGLISH.
Oldiees Publishing, Ambrose Bierce, Frederic Remington, Margaret Elizabeth Sangster, Ralph D. Paine, George Cary Eggleston, Guy de Maupassant, Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Hardy, Stephen Crane, Francis A. Durivage, A. C. Benson & Sherwood Anderson Timeless collection of the greatest war short stories including the works of Ambrose Bierce, Frederic Remington, Margaret Elizabeth Sangster, Ralph D. Paine, George Cary Eggleston, Guy de Maupassant, and more. The stories have variety in style and subject, but all are masterpieces of world fiction with enduring quality of writing.
M. R. James, Bram Stoker, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, William Hope Hodgson, Arthur Machen, Elliott O'Donnell, George Sylvester Viereck, John William Polidori, Thomas Preskett Prest, Edgar Allan Poe & Ronghua Xiang Contents
The Jewel of Seven Stars,
The Lady of the Shroud ,
Lair of the White Worm ,
The Man ,
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge ,
The Damned Thing1898, From "In the ,Midst of Life" ,
The Damned ,
Four Weird Tales ,
The Insanity of Jones,
The Man Who Found Out,
The Glamour of the Snow,
The Wendigo ,
The Willows ,
William Hope Hodgson
The House on the Borderland ,
The Night Land ,
The Boats of the "Glen Carrig" ,
M. R. James,
PART 1: GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY
Canon Alberic's Scrap-book
'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad'
The Treasure of Abbot Thomas
PART 2: MORE GHOST STORIES
A School Story
The Rose Garden
The Tractate Middoth
Casting the Runes
The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral
Mr Humphreys and his Inheritance
A Fragment of Life,
The White People,
The Great God Pan,
The Inmost Light,
Animal Ghosts Or, Animal Hauntings and the Hereafter ,
Scottish Ghost Stories
I. THE DEATH BOGLE OF THE CROSS ROADS, AND THE
INEXTINGUISHABLE CANDLE OF THE OLD WHITE HOUSE, PITLOCHRY
II.THE TOP ATTIC IN PRINGLE'S MANSION, EDINBURGH
III.THE BOUNDING FIGURE OF "—— HOUSE," NEAR BUCKINGHAM TERRACE, EDINBURGH
IV.JANE OF GEORGE STREET, EDINBURGH
V.THE SALLOW-FACED WOMAN OF NO. — FORREST ROAD, EDINBURGH
VI.THE PHANTOM REGIMENT OF KILLIECRANKIE
VII."PEARLIN' JEAN" OF ALLANBANK
VIII.THE DRUMMER OF CORTACHY
IX.THE ROOM BEYOND. AN ACCOUNT OF THE HAUNTINGS OF HENNERSLEY, NEAR AYR
X."—— HOUSE," NEAR BLYTHSWOOD SQUARE, GLASGOW. THE HAUNTED BATH
XI.THE CHOKING GHOST OF "—— HOUSE," NEAR SANDYFORD PLACE, GLASGOW
XII.THE GREY PIPER AND THE HEAVY COACH OF DONALDGOWERIE HOUSE, PERTH
XIII.THE FLOATING HEAD OF THE BENRACHETT INN, NEAR THE PERTH ROAD, DUNDEE
XIV.THE HAUNTINGS OF "—— HOUSE," IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD OF THE GREAT WESTERN ROAD, ABERDEEN
XV.THE WHITE LADY OF ROWNAM AVENUE, NEAR STIRLING
XVI.THE GHOST OF THE HINDOO CHILD, OR THE HAUNTINGS OF THE WHITE DOVE HOTEL, NEAR ST. SWITHIN'S STREET, ABERDEEN
George Sylvester Viereck
THE HOUSE OF THE VAMPIRE
John William Polidori
The Vampyre; a Tale
Thomas Preskett Prest
Varney the Vampire: Or the Feast of Blood
Edgar Allan Poe
THE OVAL PORTRAIT
THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER,
THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH.
THE DUC DE L'OMELETTE.
THE MAN THAT WAS USED UP.
Oldiees Publishing, Ambrose Bierce, Edith Wharton, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, Guy de Maupassant, Julian Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Henry James, M. R. James, H. P. Lovecraft, Arthur Conan Doyle, E. F. Benson, Algernon Blackwood, Richard Le Gallienne, Washington Irving, Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman, Saki, Olivia Howard Dunbar, Gertrude Atherton, Charles Dickens, John Polidori, John Kendrick Bangs, William Hope Hodgson & Fitz James O'Brien Timeless collection of horror short fiction stories including the works of Ambrose Bierce, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Bram Stoker, and more. The stories have variety in style and subject, but are all masterpieces of world fiction with enduring quality of writing.
THE STRIDING PLACE by Gertrude Atherton A TOUGH TUSSLE by Ambrose Bierce BEYOND THE WALL by Ambrose Bierce THE TRIAL FOR MURDER by Charles Dickens THE LEATHER FUNNEL by Arthur Conan Doyle THE SHELL OF SENSE by Olivia Howard Dunbar THE LOST GHOST by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman THE HAUNTED ORCHARD by Richard Le Gallienne KEN'S MYSTERY by Julian Hawthorne YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Oldiees Publishing, Ambrose Bierce, O. Henry, Guy de Maupassant, M. R. James, E. F. Benson, W. J. Wintle, William Hope Hodgson, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Francis A. Durivage, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Vincent O'Sullivan, Bram Stoker, Washington Irving, Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman, Anatole France, Charles Dickens, H. P. Lovecraft, A. C. Benson, John Kendrick Bangs, Fitz-James O’Brien & Jerome K. Jerome Timeless collection of ghost fiction short stories including the works of Ambrose Bierce, O. Henry, H. P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, Washington Irving, Guy de Maupassant, and more. The stories have variety in style and subject, but are all masterpieces of world fiction with enduring quality of writing.
GHOST by Guy de Maupassant NUMBER 13 by M. R. James THE BLACK CAT by W. J. Wintle LOST HEARTS by M. R. James THE JUDGE'S HOUSE by Bram Stoker THE TOMB by H. P. Lovecraft A GHOST OF A CHANCE by O. Henry THE INN by Guy de Maupassant A DIAGNOSIS OF DEATH by Ambrose Bierce THE GREEN CHAMBER by Francis A. Durivag
Ambrose Bierce Dive into a masterpiece of American satirical writing. The Devil's Dictionary, compiled by famed American journalist and fiction writer Ambrose Bierce, offers readers a compendium of words and phrases with dictionary-style definitions that are blisteringly hilarious and packed with spot-on cynicism and dark humor. The format makes this book a great text for dipping into any time you need a quick laugh.
Ambrose Bierce This collection was designed for optimal navigation on iPad and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically, chronologically and by category, making it easier to access individual books, stories and poems. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an author biography.
Table of Contents
List of Works by Genre List of Works in Alphabetical Order List of
Works in Chronological Order Ambrose Bierce Biography
Novels Cobwebs From an Empty Skull The Fiend's
Non Fiction A Cynic Looks at Life The Devil's
Dictionary Write It Right
Anthologies Fantastic Fables Tales of Soldiers and
Civilians (also known as In the Midst of Life)
Collections Ashes of the Beacon Bits of
Autobiography Can Such Things Be? The Fourth Estate For the
Ahkoond John Smith, Liberator The Land Beyond the Blow Negligible
Tales The Ocean Wave "On with the Dance!" The Parenticide Club
Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories The Shadow on the Dial, and
Short Stories and Essays An Adventure at Brownville
The Affair at Coulter's Notch An Affair of Outposts The American
Sycophant The Ancestral Bond The Applicant Arbitration An Arrest
Ashes of the Beacon At Old Man Eckert's A Baby Tramp A Baffled
Ambuscade The Baptism of Dobsho The Beating of the Blood Beyond the
Wall The Boarded Window A Bottomless Grave Cairo Revisited The
City of the Gone Away Civilization Charity Charles Ashmore's Trail
Chickamauga A Cold Greeting Counsel for the Defense Crime and Its
Correctives Curried Cow The Damned Thing The Death Penalty A
Diagnosis of Death The Difficulty of Crossing a Field A Dissertation on
Dogs Emancipated Woman Enter a Troupe of Ancients, Dancing The Eyes
of the Panther The Failure of Hope & Wandel The Famous Gilson
Bequest For the Ahkoond A Fruitless Assignment The Game of Politics
George Thurston The Gift O' Gab Haïta the Shepherd The
Haunted Valley A Holy Terror A Horseman in the Sky Immortality In
the Bottom of the Crucible Industrial Discontent An Inhabitant of
Carcosa The Isle of Pines Japan Wear and Bombay Ducks John Bartine's
Watch John Mortonson's Funeral John Smith, Liberator A Jug of Sirup
The Jumjum of Gokeetle-Guk Jupiter Doke, Brigadier-General Killed at
Resaca A Lady from Redhorse Lust, Quoth'a! A Mad World The Major's
Tale The Man and the Snake The Man Out of the Nose A Man with Two
Lives The Middle Toe of the Right Foot The Moonlit Road Mr. Swiddler's
Flip-Flap Natura Benigna The Night-Doings at "Deadman's" An
Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge One Kind of Officer One Officer, One Man
One Summer Night Opportunity Our Grandmothers' Legs Parker
Adderson, Philosopher Perry Chumly's Eclipse Present at a Hanging A
Providential Intimation The Prude in Letters and Life A Psychological
Shipwreck The Realm of the Unreal A Reef in the Gabardine Religion
A Resumed Identity A Revolt of the Gods The Right to Work The
Right to Take Oneself Off Science to the Front The Secret of Macarger's
Gulch The Shadow on the Dial A Son of the Gods The Spook House
Staley Fleming's Hallucination The Story of a Conscience The
Stranger A Study in the Present Tense The Suitable Surroundings There
Are Corns in Egypt They All Dance The Th
H. P. Lovecraft, R. W. Chambers, Ambrose Bierce, Edgar Allan Poe & Arthur Machen From the fictional land of Carcosa that inspired the HBO show True Detective to H. P. Lovecraft’s accursed New England hills, this collection features some of the most legendary landscapes of the cosmic horror genre. The collection includes the following twelve stories:
Edgar Allan Poe, "MS. Found in a Bottle" Bram Stoker, "The Squaw" Ambrose Bierce, "Moxon's Master" Ambrose Bierce, "The Damned Thing" Ambrose Bierce, "An Inhabitant of Carcosa" R. W. Chambers, "The Repairer of Reputations" M. P. Shiel, "The House of Sounds" Arthur Machen, "The White People" Algernon Blackwood, "The Willows" Henry James, "The Jolly Corner" Walter de la Mare, "Seaton's Aunt" H. P. Lovecraft, "The Colour Out of Space"
“The true weird tale has something more than a secret murder, bloody bones, or a sheeted form clanking chains. An atmosphere of breathless and unexplainable dread of outer, unknown forces must be present; a hint of that most terrible conception of the human brain—a malign and particular suspension or defeat of those fixed laws of Nature which are our only safeguard against the assaults of chaos and the daemons of unplumbed space.”—H. P. Lovecraft
Ambrose Bierce 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. That great short story along with 96 others forms this exhaustive edition of "The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce."
Ambrose Bierce Popular American writer Ambrose Bierce comes alive in the magnificent collection of short stories, "Civil War Stories." Having been no stranger to the battlefield, Bierce draws upon his experience as a soldier and the stories he heard during the American Civil War in this collection. However, his tales do not happily reminisce about the good times; instead, Bierce's dry wit and love of the macabre guide his stories to much darker places. "Civil War Stories," includes the tale "Chickamauga", the story of a young boy who fell asleep in the woods after playing alone. When he wakes, he sees a group of soldiers marching back from a battle. In jest, the young boy begins marching with them, and even participates in burning a house to the ground. In Bierce's most famous and chronicled story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge." Peyton Farquhar, a Confederate sympathizer, is tricked by the Union soldiers and is hanged in front of his wife and children. Somehow, though he manages to escape his noose and is able to run far away from the frenzied scene. Regardless of which of the sixteen stories included in this collection that you read, you will be amazed at Bierce's ability to spin a short, suspenseful tale about one of the most tumultuous times in American history.
Saki, Kate Chopin, Henry James, Jack London, Mark Twain & Ambrose Bierce Lo que hoy llamamos y entendemos como un cuento, tanto por su estructura como por su atmósfera, tensión y ritmo, tiene uno de sus principales orígenes en el mundo literario anglosajón, territorio donde logra una forma casi definitiva a lo largo del siglo XIX, y alcanza límites incomparables en el XX. Cualquier lector podría empezar con Edgar Allan Poe y terminar con Raymond Carver para descubrir que el cuento escrito en inglés es, sin duda, uno de los ámbitos más fértiles y ricos del género. La presente colección reúne a seis autores anglosajones, seis ejemplos fechados en el siglo XIX, que nos ofrecen seis formas distintas, sorprendentes y clásicas de narrar un cuento.
Ambrose Bierce Can such things be, Ambrose Bierce. Revised version of http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/2110 . Can such things be? Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914? iv , 320 p. ; 19 cm. The Cassell publishing co. New York 1893 Blue-green cloth, stamped in brown, black and gold
Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, is a satirical book published in 1911. It offers reinterpretations of terms in the English language which lampoon cant and political double-talk.
The Devil's Dictionary has inspired many imitations both in its day and more recently. Recent examples include The Computer Contradictionary, The Devil's Dictionary X and Lucifer's Lexicon.
— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Gertrude Atherton, F. Marion Crawford, Lafcadio Hearn, A. T. Quiller-Couch, Arthur Machen, Ambrose Bierce, W.W. Jacobs, W. C. Morrow & Mary Elizabeth Braddon The Third Ghost Story Megapack selects 26 more choice hauntings for your reading pleasure. Included this time are:
THE DEAD AND THE COUNTESS, by Gertrude Atherton
THE CEDAR CLOSET, by Lafcadio Hearn
THE WRAITH OF BARNJUM, by F. Anstey
THE JOLLY CORNER, by Henry James
THE ROLL-CALL OF THE REEF, by A. T. Quiller-Couch
THE BOWMEN, by Arthur Machen
OMAN, By Leopold Kompert
THE MIDDLE TOE OF THE RIGHT FOOT, by Ambrose Bierce
THE TOLL-HOUSE, by W.W. Jacobs
THE HAUNTED COVE, by Sir George Douglas
THE GHOST OF LORD CLARENCEUX, by Arnold Bennett
THE HAUNTED AUTOMATON, by W. C. Morrow
THE GHOSTS AT GRANTLEY, by Leonard Kip
THE SPECTRE COOK OF BANGLETOP, by John Kendrick Bangs
THE HAUNTED COVE, by Sir George Douglas
THE SUPERSTITIOUS MAN’S STORY, by Thomas Hardy
THE SPECTRE BRIDEGROOM, by William Hunt
THE SPECTRE IN THE CART, by Thomas Nelson Page
THE TALE OF THE PORCELAIN-GOD, by Lafcadio Hearn
THE BELL IN THE FOG, by Gertrude Atherton
THE HAUNTING OF WHITE GATES, by G. M. Robins
THE SHADOW ON THE BLIND, by Mrs. Alfred (Louisa) Baldwin
NO. 5 BRANCH LINE: THE ENGINEER, by Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards
THE SHADOW IN THE CORNER, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
THE SECRET CHAMBER, by Margaret Oliphant
THE UPPER BERTH, by F. Marion Crawford
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Ambrose Bierce & S.T. Joshi A veteran of some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, Ambrose Bierce went on to become one of the darkest and most death haunted of American writers, the blackest of black humorists. This volume gathers the most celebrated and significant of Bierce's writings. In the Midst of Life (Tales of Soldiers and Civilians), his collection of short fiction about the Civil War, which includes the masterpieces "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "Chickamauga," is suffused with a fiercely ironic sense of the horror and randomness of war. Can Such Things Be? brings together "The Death of Halpin Frayser," "The Damned Thing," "The Moonlit Road," and other tales of terror that make Bierce the genre's most significant American practitioner between Poe and Lovecraft. The Devil's Dictionary, the brilliant lexicon of subversively cynical definitions on which Bierce worked for decades, displays to the full his corrosive wit. In Bits of Autobiography, the series of memoirs that includes the memorable "What I Saw of Shiloh," he recreates his experiences in the war and its aftermath. The volume is rounded out with a selection of his best uncollected stories. Acclaimed Bierce scholar S. T. Joshi provides detailed notes and a newly researched chronology of Bierce's life and mysterious disappearance.