Cover of: Civil War Stories | Ambrose Bierce

About the Book

16 Stories:
What I saw of Shiloh --
Four days in Dixie --
A horseman in the sky --
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
Chickamauga --
A son of the gods --
One of the missing --
Killed at Resaca --
The affair at Coulter's Notch --
The coup de grace --
Parker Addison, philosopher --
An affair of outposts --
The story of a conscience --
One kind of officer --
George Thurston --
The mockingbird.

About the Edition

Newspaperman, short-story writer, poet, and satirist, Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914) is one of the most striking and unusual literary figures America has produced. Dubbed "Bitter Bierce" for his vitriolic wit and biting satire, his fame rests largely on a celebrated compilation of barbed epigrams, The Devil's Dictionary, and a book of short stories (Tales of Soldiers and Civilians, 1891). Most of the 16 selections in this volume have been taken from the latter collection.
The stories in this edition include: "What I Saw at Shiloh," "A Son of the Gods," "Four Days in Dixie," "One of the Missing," "A Horseman in the Sky," "The Coup de Grace," "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," "The Story of Conscience," "One Kind of Officer," "Chickamauga," and five more.
Bierce's stories employ a buildup of suggestive realistic detail to produce grim and vivid tales often disturbing in their mood of fatalism and impending calamity. Hauntingly suggestive, they offer excellent examples of the author's dark pessimism and storytelling power.
--back cover

Table of Contents

What I saw of Shiloh --
Four days in Dixie --
A horseman in the sky --
An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge --
Chickamauga --
A son of the gods --
One of the missing --
Killed at Resaca --
The affair at Coulter's Notch --
The coup de grace --
Parker Addison, philosopher --
An affair of outposts --
The story of a conscience --
One kind of officer --
George Thurston --
The mockingbird.

Edition Notes

"A new selection of sixteen stories from The collected works of Ambrose Bierce, volume I and II, first published in 1909 by the Neale Publishing Company, New York"--T.p. verso.
USA/CAN/UK

Series
Dover Thrift Editions
Copyright Date
1994

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.4
Library of Congress
PS1097 .A6 1994

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
iv, 123 p. ;
Number of pages
123

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1434272M
Internet Archive
civilwarstories00bier
ISBN 10
0486280381
ISBN 13
9780486280387
LC Control Number
93046121
OCLC/WorldCat
29521772
Amazon.com
0486280381
Google
48UZDgAAQBAJ
Library Thing
37190
Goodreads
65264
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