An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories by Ambrose Bierce

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  • Title: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories
  • Author: Ambrose Bierce
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Date: March 2012
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9780486114323

 

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Ambrose Bierce wrote tales so dramatically completely different from these of his contemporaries that they hardly appear to be they have been written within the nineteenth century. These unique and progressive tales, most of which appeared within the 1880s and 1890s, represent 23 examples of his greatest and most attribute quick fiction: anti-war satires that underscore the barbarism and futility of bloodshed; horror tales with a keenly ironic edge; and sardonic “tall tales” of the Old West. The American Civil War was the defining expertise of Bierce’s life, and the battlefield ordeals from his service throughout the Union military contributed to his distinctive model of cynical realism. This assortment boasts the perfect of his Civil War tales, together with “Chickamauga,” “A Horseman within the Sky,” and the writer’s much-imitated masterpiece, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.” Writers of thriller and suspense tales have lengthy been influenced by Bierce’s tales of the supernatural comparable to “The Moonlit Road,” and “The Eyes of the Panther.” This anthology additionally options “Oil of Dog,” “My Favorite Murder,” and different satirical fables that proceed to captivate readers with their humor and ingenuity

 

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