Cover of: The Stories and Fables of Ambrose Bierce | Ambrose Bierce

Contributors

  • Selected by
    Edward Wagenknecht
  • Illustrator
    Ferebe Streett

About the Book

Contains:

29 Stories
A psychological shipwreck
Chickamauga
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
A horseman in the sky
One of the missing
A wireless message
The stranger
The man and the snake
The coup de grâce
Curried cow
The secret of Macarger's Gulch
A resumed identity
One kind of officer
One summer night
Three and one are one
The death of Halpin Frayser
John Bartine's watch
Staley Felming's hallucination
Oil of dog
The hypnotist
The difficulty of crossing a field
An arrest
Moxon's master
Killed at Resaca
Haïta the shepherd
Present at a hanging
An Inhabitant of Carcosa
One officer, one man
The Damned Thing

Fables
The man with no enemies
The lifesaver
Saint and sinner
Saint and soul
The lassoed bear
The Australian grasshopper
The discontented malefactor
Two poets
The austere governor
The reform school board
The witch's steed
Legislator and soap
The tried assassin
The bumbo of Jiam
The city of political distinction
The tolerant sovereign
A little learning
The flying machine
The incredulous subordinate
The statue at Bumboogle
Two politicians
A faulty performance
A defective petition
The reformed anarchist
Patriot and banker
A hasty settlement
The crimson candle
The foolish woman
The fugitive office
The eligible son-in-law
Highwayman and traveler
Policeman and citizen
Moral principle and material interest
The dutiful son
A matter of taste
The fabulist
Two of the pious
The secret of happiness
Atonement
A part of the wages
Sheep and lion
Officer and thug
Famine versus pestilence
The inconsolable widow
The mysterious word
A plucked goose
The tyrant frog
Widow and soldier
Two sons
Consolation
The seeker for simplicity
Revelation
Disappointment
The justice and his accuser
Wolf and tortoise
Alarm and pride
Environment
A causeway
A talisman
The shadow of the leader
A radical parallel
Physicians two
The thistles upon the grave
Kangaroo and zebra
The honest cadi
The overlooked factor
The returned Californian
The no case
Two of the damned
Religious of error
The humble peasant
Judge and rash act
Deceased and heirs
An optimist
The compassionate physician
A forfeited right
Revenge
Man and wart
An unspeakable imbecile
At heaven's gate
Fogy and sheik
Sportsman and squirrel
No irregularity
A transposition
Old man and pupil
Two footpads
Dog and doctore
The monk and the hangman's daughter

Table of Contents

Stories.
A psychological shipwreck --
Chickamauga --
An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge --
A horseman in the sky --
One of the missing --
A wireless message --
The stranger --
The man and the snake --
The coup de grâce --
Curried cow --
The secret of Macarger's Gulch --
A resumed identity --
One kind of officer --
One summer night --
Three and one are one --
The death of Halpin Frayser --
John Bartine's watch --
Staley Felming's hallucination --
Oil of dog --
The hypnotist --
The difficulty of crossing a field --
An arrest --
Moxon's master --
Killed at Resaca --
Haïta the shepherd --
Present at a hanging --
An inhabitatant of Carcos --
One officer, one man --
The damned thing. Fables. The man with no enemies --
The lifesaver --
Saint and sinner --
Saint and soul --
The lassoed bear --
The Australian grasshopper --
The discontented malefactor --
Two poets --
The austere governor --
The reform school board --
The witch's steed --
Legislator and soap --
The tried assassin --
The bumbo of Jiam --
The city of political distinction --
The tolerant sovereign --
A little learning --
The flying machine --
The incredulous subordinate --
The statue at Bumboogle --
Two politicians --
A faulty performance --
A defective petition --
The reformed anarchist --
Patriot and banker --
A hasty settlement --
The crimson candle --
The foolish woman --
The fugitive office --
The eligible son-in-law --
Highwayman and traveler --
Policeman and citizen --
Moral principle and material interest --
The dutiful son --
A matter of taste --
The fabulist --
Two of the pious --
The secret of happiness --
Atonement --
A part of the wages --
Sheep and lion --
Officer and thug --
Famine versus pestilence --
The inconsolable widow --
The mysterious word --
A plucked goose --
The tyrant frog --
Widow and soldier --
Two sons --
Consolation --
The seeker for simplicity --
Revelation --
Disappointment --
The justice and his accuser --
Wolf and tortoise --
Alarm and pride --
Environment --
A causeway --
A talisman --
The shadow of the leader --
A radical parallel --
Physicians two --
The thistles upon the grave --
Kangaroo and zebra --
The honest cadi --
The overlooked factor --
The returned Californian --
The no case --
Two of the damned --
Religious of error --
The humble peasant --
Judge and rash act --
Deceased and heirs --
An optimist --
The compassionate physician --
A forfeited right --
Revenge --
Man and wart --
An unspeakable imbecile --
At heaven's gate --
Fogy and sheik --
Sportsman and squirrel --
No irregularity --
A transposition --
Old man and pupil --
Two footpads --
Dog and doctore --
The monk and the hangman's daughter.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.
"A Barbara Holdridge Book."

Copyright Date
1977

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
818/.4/08
Library of Congress
PS1097 .A6 1977

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xxiv, 343 p. :
Number of pages
343

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL4550938M
Internet Archive
storiesfablesof00bier
ISBN 10
0916144194
ISBN 13
9780916144197
LC Control Number
77020146
OCLC/WorldCat
891422915, 631128238
Hathi Trust
000750809
Google
6JEaAQAAMAAJ
National Library of Australia
2371865
Paperback Swap
0916144194
Amazon.com
0916144194
Library Thing
1316523
Goodreads
1243430
Borrow Preview

Check your local library


Buy this book

Amazon $12.49 (used)
Better World Books

History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS
August 13, 2019 Edited by Lisa Edited without comment.
August 13, 2019 Edited by Lisa Added new cover
August 13, 2019 Edited by Lisa Edited without comment.
July 30, 2014 Edited by ImportBot import new book
April 1, 2008 Created by an anonymous user Initial record created, from Scriblio MARC record.