Tales of soldiers and civilians and other stories /
Ambrose Bierce ; edited and with an introduction and notes by Tom Quirk.
New York : Penguin Books, 2000.
xxix, 274 p. ; 20 cm.
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Among this collection are Bierce's Civil War fictions An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Chickamauga, his macabre masterpieces, and his tales of supernatural horror.
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Questing after Pancho Villa's revolutionary forces, Ambrose Bierce rode into Mexico in 1913 and completely vanished from the face of the earth. Though his ultimate fate remains a mystery to this day, Bierce's contribution to American letters rests firmly on the basis of his incomparable Devil's Dictionary and a remarkable body of short fiction. This new collection gathers some three dozen of Bierce's finest stories, including the celebrated Civil War fictions 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' and 'Chickamauga'; his macabre masterpieces 'The Damned Thing' and 'Moxon's Master'; and his hilariously horrific 'Oil of Dog' and 'My Favourite Murder'.
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A Horseman in the Skyp. 5
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridgep. 11
Chickamaugap. 20
A Son of the Godsp. 26
One of the Missingp. 32
Killed at Resacap. 43
The Affair at Coulter's Notchp. 49
The Coup de Gracep. 57
Parker Adderson, Philosopherp. 63
An Affair of Outpostsp. 69
The Story of a Consciencep. 78
One Kind of Officerp. 85
The Mocking-Birdp. 95
The Man Out of the Nosep. 103
The Man and the Snakep. 110
The Boarded Windowp. 117
Moxon's Masterp. 127
A Tough Tusslep. 136
A Resumed Identityp. 143
The Night-Doings at "Deadman's"p. 149
The Realm of the Unrealp. 157
The Damned Thingp. 164
Haita the Shepherdp. 172
Present at a Hangingp. 179
A Wireless Messagep. 181
Three and One Are Onep. 185
A Bottomless Gravep. 193
Jupiter Doke, Brigadier-Generalp. 200
The City of the Gone Awayp. 209
The Major's Talep. 215
Curried Cowp. 222
A Revolt of the Godsp. 228
My Favorite Murderp. 233
Oil of Dogp. 241
A Bivouac of the Deadp. 247
The Short Storyp. 253
Explanatory Notesp. 261
Glossary of Military Termsp. 269
Battle Sites and Battle Leadersp. 271
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