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Bierce, Ambrose 1842-1914?

Works: 2,137 works in 5,336 publications in 15 languages and 93,699 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  History  Humor  Biographies  Personal narratives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories, American  Dictionaries  War stories 
Subject Headings: Authors, American  Journalists 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Scenarist, Other, Creator, Attributed name, Performer, Honoree, Originator, Translator, Editor, Author of dialog, Correspondent
Classifications: PS1097, 813.4
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Most widely held works by Ambrose Bierce
The devil's dictionary by Ambrose Bierce( )

300 editions published between 1 and 2021 in 10 languages and held by 8,514 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
An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce( )

80 editions published between 1890 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 3,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the United States Civil War, a condemned man has many thoughts as he stands on a bridge, awaiting hanging
Can such things be? by Ambrose Bierce( )

96 editions published between 1893 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 3,075 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
Fantastic fables by Ambrose Bierce( )

88 editions published between 1898 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 2,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of very brief tales similar in style to Aesop
The Oxford book of short stories by Victor Sawdor Pritchett( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Walter Scott / The Two Drovers, Nathaniel Hawthorne/ The Birthmark, Edgar Allan Poe / The Fall Of The House Of Usher, ETC
The collected writings of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

50 editions published between 1946 and 1999 in English and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambrose Bierce: portrait of a misanthrope, by Clifton Fadiman.--In the midst of life, tales of soldiers and civilians.--The devil's dictionary.--Can such things be?--Fantastic fables.--The monk and the hangman's daughter.--Negligible tales.--The parenticide club
Tales of soldiers & civilians by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

61 editions published between 1891 and 2020 in English and Spanish and held by 1,737 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
In the midst of life : tales of soldiers and civilians by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

69 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in English and held by 1,502 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."
A treasury of short stories : favorites of the past hundred years from Turgenev to Thurber, from Balzac to Hemingway ; with biographical sketches of the authors by Bernardine Kielty( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of Ivan IIyich; a day in the country, two little soldiers; Quattrocentisteria; the secret sharer; the pace of youth; the coming-out of Maggie; the voice in the night; the old hunter; the doll's house; Babylon Revistied; a telephone call
The monk and the hangman's daughter by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

59 editions published between 1891 and 2017 in English and held by 1,405 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 )

65 editions published between 1909 and 2021 in English and held by 1,317 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
The complete short stories of Ambrose Bierce by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and held by 1,216 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,"
The devil's dictionary, tales, & memoirs by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 976 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 --
An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce( )

39 editions published between 1969 and 2019 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories of the supernatural by Ambrose Bierce
Black beetles in amber by Ambrose Bierce( )

23 editions published between 1892 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 866 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
The enlarged Devil's dictionary by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

27 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghost and horror stories by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

7 editions published between 1946 and 1981 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-four stories -- morbid, eerie, cynical. They take you into the dark recesses of the mind
The fiend's delight by Ambrose Bierce( )

55 editions published between 1872 and 2021 in English and Undetermined and held by 711 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
In the midst of life by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

68 editions published between 1892 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book collects 19 of Bierce's short stories and is divided into "Soldiers" and "Civilians."
Cobwebs from an empty skull by Ambrose Bierce( )

28 editions published between 1874 and 2021 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cobwebs from an Empty Skull is a collection of short fables and stories written under Bierces pseudonym, Dod Grile, and although one of his earliest published books, it still displays the wit and cynicism which colors his writing. The book is divided into three sections: "Fables of Zambri, the Parsee," an assortment of over 100 fables; "Brief Seasons of Intellectual Dissipation," discussions between a fool and a philosopher, a doctor and a soldier, respectively; and "Divers Tales," 28 different stories of an eclectic nature, including The Grateful Bear, Dr. Deadwood, I Presume, Mrs. Dennisons Head, and Jim Beckwourth's Pond
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An occurrence at Owl Creek BridgeCan such things be?Fantastic fablesThe Oxford book of short storiesThe collected writings of Ambrose BierceTales of soldiers & civiliansIn the midst of life : tales of soldiers and civiliansThe monk and the hangman's daughter
Alternative Names

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

Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist

Ambrose Bierce americký satirik, kritik, básnik, aforista, spisovateľ a novinár

Ambrose Bierce americký spisovatel

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 eskritor merikano

Ambrose Bierce scrittore, giornalista e aforista statunitense

Ambrose Bierce US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Journalist

Ambrose Bierce Usona verkisto

Ambrose Bierce yhdysvaltalainen toimittaja ja kirjailija

Ambrosius Bierce

Ambroz Birs

Ambrozas Birsas

Bierce, A. 1842-1914

Bierce, Ambrose

Bierce, Ambrose 1842-1919

Bierce, Ambrose G. 1842-1913

Bierce, Ambrose G. 1842-1914

Bierce, Ambrose G. (Ambrose Gwinnett), 1842-1914?

Bierce, Ambrose Gurnnett, 1842-1914?

Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett 1842-1914

Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett nar. 1842

Bierce Ambrose Gwinnett

Bierce, Ambrose Gwinnett 1842-1913

Bierce, Ambrose Gwinnett 1842-1914

Bierce, Ambrose Gwyneth

Bierce, Bitter, 1842-1914?

Birs, Ambroz 1842-1914?

Birs, Embrouz

Birsas Ambrozas

Bitter Bierce 1842-1914

Grile, Dod 1842-1913

Grile Dod 1842-1914;

Gwinett-Bierce, Ambrose 1842-1914

Gwinnett-Bierce, Ambrose 1842-1914

Mpirs, Amprouz 1842-1914

Piŏsŭ, Aembŭrosŭ 1842-1914

Αμβρόσιος Μπιρς

Μπηρς Αμπρόουζ 1842-1914;

Μπιρς Αμβρόσιος 1842-1914;

Μπιρς Άμπροζ 1842-1914;

Μπιρς Άμπροουζ 1842-1914;

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.

Бирс Амброз

Бирс, Амброз 1842-1914?

Бирс, Амброз Гвиннет американский писатель, журналист

Емброуз Бирс

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אמברוז בירס עיתונאי וסופר אמריקאי

أمبروز بيرس

أمبروز بيرس، 1842-1914

آمبروز بیرس

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비아즈, 안부로오즈 1842-1914

비어스, A. 1842-1914

비어스, 암브로즈 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

비어쓰, 앰부로우즈 1842-1914

앰브로즈 비어스


ビアス, A

ビアス, アンブロウズ 1842-1914

ビアス, アンブローズ

ビヤース, アムブローズ 1842-1914

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