Ghost and Horror Stories

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Courier Corporation, 1964 - Fiction - 199 pages
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Ambrose Bierce was one of the strangest phenomena of American letters. The adjectives used to describe his writing - and character - tend to have a rather uncomplimentary ring: "venomous, " "vindictive, " "paranoid, " "rancorous, " "malevolent; " yet few would deny his brilliance of intellect and style. About half of his fiction output consisted of stories of horror and the supernatural, a genre which appealed to his psychic constituion and may have reflected a deep inner torment.
 

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User Review  - RandyStafford - LibraryThing

S. T. Joshi’s Ambrose Bierce: The Devil’s Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs is a better all-around sampler of Bierce’s many facets, but this collection is cheaper, uses Bierce’s Collected Stories as the ... Read full review

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User Review  - datrappert - LibraryThing

Bierce's writing is a bit uneven, but his best ghost and horror stories, such as "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", are among the best ever written. This is a very good introduction to his work. Read full review

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Contents

THE DEATH or HALPIN FRAvSIZR
15
THE DAMNtID THING
32
AN QCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE
50
SoME HAUNTED IIousES
66
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86
THE EYEs or THE PANTHEn
109
AN INHABITANT 0t CARcosA
134
THE HAUNTED VALLEv
150
A juc or SIRUP
163
THE NIcHTDOINGs AT DEADMANs
183
VISIONs or THE NIcHT
199
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Journalist, short story writer, and satirist Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) was equally adept in a variety of genres, from ghost stories to poetry to political commentary. Bierce's fiction is particularly distinguished by its realistic depictions of the author's Civil War experiences.         

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