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Bierce, Ambrose 1842-1914?

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Works: 1,545 works in 4,269 publications in 11 languages and 86,517 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Humor  Personal narratives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Biographies  Horror fiction  Gothic fiction 
Subject Headings: Authors, American  Journalists 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Adapter, Contributor, Other, Attributed name, Performer, Translator, Originator, Editor, Correspondent
Classifications: PS1097, 813.4
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Most widely held works by Ambrose Bierce
The devil's dictionary by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

206 editions published between 1899 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hundreds of pointed definitions, maxims, apocryphal quotations, and satirical verses attest to the power of the author's delightful, incisive wit
The collected writings of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

63 editions published between 1946 and 1999 in English and held by 1,881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete short stories of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before he trailed off into the wilds of Mexico, never to be heard from again, Ambrose Bierce achieved a public persona as "bitter Bierce" and "the devil's lexicographer." He left behind a nasty reputation and more than ninety short stories that are perfect expressions of his sardonic genius. Brought together in this volume, these stories represent an unprecedented accomplishment in American literature. In their iconoclasm and needle-sharp irony, their formal and thematic ingenuity and element of surprise, they differ markedly from the fiction admired in Bierce's time. Readers familiar with the classic "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" will want to turn to Bierce's other Civil War stories. Also included here are his horror stories, among them "The Death of Halpin Frayser" and "The Damned Thing," and such tall tales as "Oil of Dog" and "A Cargo of Cat,"
In the midst of life : tales of soldiers and civilians by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

82 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1891, this collection of 26 bone-chilling short stories is set during the American Civil War. It is divided, as the title suggests, between tales of soldiers and tales of civilians. Many have a strong element of horror or the supernatural, such as the justly famous "The Incident at Owl Creek Bridge."
Tales of soldiers & civilians by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

45 editions published between 1891 and 2015 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questing after Pancho Villa's revolutionary forces, Ambrose Bierce rode into Mexico in 1913 and was never seen again. He left behind him the Devil's Dictionary and a remarkable body of short fiction. This collection gathers some of Bierce's finest stories, including the celebrated Civil War fiction 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,' his macabre masterpieces, and his tales of supernatural horror. Reminiscent of Poe, these stories are marked by a sardonic humour and a realistic study of tense emotional states
The enlarged Devil's dictionary by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

47 editions published between 1928 and 2001 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambrose Bierce began The Devil's Dictionary in an American paper in 1881, and it rapidly gained renown. This little book presents a selection from The Devil's Dictionary, long enough to provoke thoughtful smiles, short enough to avoid tedium
An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce( )

27 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories of ghosts and strange things. In the first, during the United States Civil War, a condemned man has many thoughts as he stands on a bridge awaiting hanging
The devil's dictionary, tales, & memoirs by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Ghost and horror stories by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

12 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-four stories -- morbid, eerie, cynical. They take you into the dark recesses of the mind
Can such things be? by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

78 editions published between 1893 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prepare yourself for the shocking, the strange, and the terrifying in Ambrose Bierce's 1893 story collection Can Such Things Be? One of the greatest masters of horror brings you twenty-five tales of the supernatural and the unexplained. Whether in stories of ghosts sending desperate warnings to their human counterparts, psychics attempting to bridge unknown dimensions, howling werewolves, or a robot who takes on a life of his own, Bierce plumbs the depths of fear and fascination
The monk and the hangman's daughter by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

47 editions published between 1891 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter is a example of the type of pseudo-medieval tale which was popular on the continent toward the end of the 19th century and has become a favorite among Symbolists
Write it right, a little blacklist of literary faults by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

56 editions published between 1909 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freeman, one of America's foremost language experts and acclaimed author of the "Boston Globe's" weekly column The Word, presents an annotated edition of Ambrose Bierce's classic catalog of correct speech
In the midst of life by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

61 editions published between 1892 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book collects 19 of Bierce's short stories and is divided into "Soldiers" and "Civilians."
The sardonic humor of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

5 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New collection of verses and prose sketches selected from The collected works of Ambrose Bierce in twelve volumes between 1909 and 1912
The stories and fables of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text of The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter ac- companies twenty-nine stories and eighty-seven fables that illuminate the nature of Bierce's preoccupations andthe distinctive features of his style
Fantastic fables by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

53 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of very brief tales similar in style to Aesop
Civil War stories by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new selection of sixteen stories from The collected works of Ambrose Bierce, volumes I and II, first published in 1909 by The Neal Publishing Company, New York
An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

58 editions published between 1890 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the United States Civil War, a condemned man has many thoughts as he stands on a bridge, awaiting hanging
The fiend's delight by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

40 editions published between 1872 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Known for his biting wit, American author and satirist Ambrose Bierce got his start in the literary world by publishing essays and articles in California-based periodicals. The Fiend's Delight brings together an eclectic selection of these early pieces
Black beetles in amber by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

30 editions published between 1892 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems in this 1892 collection by the author of The Devil's Dictionary often deal with topical events and personalities while some display his dark wit, others are light and amusing. The order in which the beetles are shown, as the author puts it, includes "The Key Note", "Cain", "An Obituarian", "A Commuted Sentence", "A Lifted Finger", "Two Statesmen", and many more
 
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The devil's dictionary, tales, & memoirs
Alternative Names

controlled identityHerman, William (Author of The dance of death)

Ambrose Bierce Amerikaans schrijver

Ambrose Bierce amerykański dziennikarz, satyryk i pisarz

Ambrose Bierce écrivain et journaliste américain

Ambrose Bierce escritor, periodista y editorialista estadounidense

Ambrose Bierce scrittore, giornalista e aforista statunitense

Ambrose Bierce US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Journalist

Ambrosius Bierce

Ambroz Birs

Ambrozas Birsas

Bierce, A.

Bierce, A. 1842-1914

Bierce, Ambros

Bierce Ambrose

Bierce, Ambrose 1842-1914?

Bierce, Ambrose G. 1842-1913

Bierce, Ambrose G. 1842-1914

Bierce, Ambrose Gurnnett, 1842-1914?

Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett

Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett 1842-1914

Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett 1842-asi 1914

Bierce Ambrose Gwinnett

Bierce, Ambrose Gwinnett 1842-1913

Birs, Ambroz 1842-1914?

Birs, Embrouz

Grile, Dod

Grile, Dod 1842-1913

Grile, Dod 1842-1914

Grile, Dod 1842-asi 1914

Gwinett-Bierce, Ambrose 1842-1914

Gwinnett Bierce , Ambrose

Gwinnett-Bierce, Ambrose 1842-1914

Mpirs, Amprouz 1842-1914

Piŏsŭ, Aembŭrosŭ 1842-1914

Αμβρόσιος Μπιρς

Амброз Бирс Америка яҙыусыһы, журналист, юмористик һәм «ҡурҡыныс» хикәйәләр авторы

Амброз Бірс

Амброуз Биърс американски сатирик, критик, издател, журналист и автор на къси разкази

Бирс А. Г

Бирс А. Г. 1842-ок.1914

Бирс, Амброз 1842-1914?

Бирс, Амброз Гвиннет американский писатель, журналист

Грайл Д

Грайл Д. 1842-ок.1914

Емброуз Бирс

Ամբրոզ Բիրս

אמברוז בירס עיתונאי וסופר אמריקאי

أمبروز بيرس

أمبروز بيرس، 1842-1914

آمبروز بیرس

ആംബ്രോസ് ബിയേഴ്സ്

แอมโบรส เบียร์ซ

비아즈, 안부로오즈 1842-1914?

비어스, A. 1842-1914?

비어스, 앰브로스 1842-1914?

비어스, 앰브로즈 1842-1914?

비어스, 앰브로즈 귀네트 1842-1914?

비어스, 앰브로즈 귀넷 1842-1914?

비어스, 앰브로즈 그위네트 1842-1914?

앰브로즈 비어스

アンブローズ・ビアス

ビアス, A

ビアス, アンブローズ

安布罗斯·比尔斯

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The collected writings of Ambrose BierceThe complete short stories of Ambrose BierceIn the midst of life : tales of soldiers and civiliansTales of soldiers & civiliansThe enlarged Devil's dictionaryAn occurrence at Owl Creek BridgeThe devil's dictionary, tales, & memoirsGhost and horror stories