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Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914)

Autor(a) de The Devil's Dictionary

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About the Author

Ambrose Bierce was a brilliant, bitter, and cynical journalist. He is also the author of several collections of ironic epigrams and at least one powerful story, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge." Bierce was born in Ohio, where he had an unhappy childhood. He served in the Union army during the mostrar mais Civil War. Following the war, he moved to San Francisco, where he worked as a columnist for the newspaper the Examiner, for which he wrote a number of satirical sketches. Bierce wrote a number of horror stories, some poetry, and countless essays. He is best known, however, for The Cynic's Word Book (1906), retitled The Devil's Dictionary in 1911, a collection of such cynical definitions as "Marriage: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two." Bierce's own marriage ended in divorce, and his life ended mysteriously. In 1913, he went to Mexico and vanished, presumably killed in the Mexican revolution. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras por Ambrose Bierce

The Devil's Dictionary (1906) 4,251 exemplares
The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary (2000) 804 exemplares
Civil War Stories (1994) 798 exemplares
Can Such Things Be? (1893) 254 exemplares
The Enlarged Devil's Dictionary (1906) 251 exemplares
Fantastic Fables (1898) 177 exemplares
Ambrose Bierce's Civil War (1956) 158 exemplares
Terror by Night (2006) 134 exemplares
The Parenticide Club (1986) 73 exemplares
Graphic Classics: Ambrose Bierce (2003) — Autor — 57 exemplares
The Damned Thing [short story] (2009) 53 exemplares
Poems of Ambrose Bierce (1995) 44 exemplares
I racconti dell'oltretomba (1993) 44 exemplares
The Best of Ambrose Bierce (1984) 38 exemplares
Aus dem Wörterbuch des Teufels. (1964) 32 exemplares
Stories and Fables (1977) 29 exemplares
Cobwebs from an Empty Skull (2005) 28 exemplares
Mijn lievelingsmoord (1973) 27 exemplares
21 Essential American Short Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
The Fiend's Delight (2007) 21 exemplares
Best War Stories (1985) 20 exemplares
The Civil War Reader: Literature (1996) 20 exemplares
A Cynic Looks at Life (2007) 19 exemplares
Black Beetles in Amber (1892) 18 exemplares
Shapes of Clay (2006) 16 exemplares
Diabolical Definitions (1970) 15 exemplares
Racconti neri (1989) 15 exemplares
Tales and Fables (1988) 15 exemplares
Moxon's Master (short story) (1893) 15 exemplares
Horrorgeschichten (1988) 14 exemplares
Bittere Stories (1965) 14 exemplares
Chickamauga (1988) 13 exemplares
The Boarded Window [short story] (2014) 12 exemplares
A Baby Tramp (2013) 11 exemplares
The Man and the Snake (2000) 11 exemplares
The Ways Of Ghosts (2023) 11 exemplares
Visions Of The Night (2011) 10 exemplares
Beyond the Wall [Short story] (2013) 10 exemplares
Histoires impossibles (1985) 10 exemplares
A Horseman in the Sky (1889) 9 exemplares
Tutti i racconti dell'orrore (1994) 9 exemplares
One Summer Night (2019) 8 exemplares
A Resumed Identity (2010) 8 exemplares
The Shorter Devil's Dictionary (1998) 8 exemplares
A Vision of Doom (1980) 8 exemplares
Gesammelte Werke (2014) — Autor — 7 exemplares
The dance of death (2013) 7 exemplares
The Ocean Wave (2003) 7 exemplares
A Holy Terror [Short story] (2016) 7 exemplares
The Stranger [Short story] (2015) 7 exemplares
Lügengeschichten (1997) 7 exemplares
21 letters of Ambrose Bierce (2004) 7 exemplares
Killed At Resaca (2010) 6 exemplares
A Diagnosis of Death (2019) 6 exemplares
Contes noirs (1991) 6 exemplares
Epigrammes (2014) 6 exemplares
99 fábulas fantásticas (2010) 6 exemplares
The Moonlit Road [Short story] (1893) 6 exemplares
Relatos cortos de terror (1997) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Meistererzählungen. (2002) 5 exemplares
A Jug of Syrup — Autor — 5 exemplares
Aceite de perro y otros cuentos (1994) 5 exemplares
A Deodorizer of Dead Dogs (1998) 5 exemplares
An invocation, (1928) 5 exemplares
Fábulas fantásticas (1997) 4 exemplares
Haita the Shepherd 4 exemplares
The Pocket Devil's Dictionary (2007) 4 exemplares
Das Spukhaus (1992) 4 exemplares
Oil of Dog (2014) 4 exemplares
Oči plné děsu (1992) 4 exemplares
Cuentos de soldados (2011) 4 exemplares
Ein Mann mit zwei Leben (1999) 4 exemplares
Favole a orologeria (1989) 4 exemplares
Seven American short stories (1989) 4 exemplares
The Ambrose Bierce Collection (2011) 4 exemplares
The Classic Gothic Horror Collection (2021) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
The Cynic's Word Book (2013) 3 exemplares
An Affair of Outposts (2016) 3 exemplares
A Fruitless Assignment (2019) — Autor — 3 exemplares
Hauntings: Classic Collection (1996) 3 exemplares
The Mocking Bird (1980) 3 exemplares
Contes noirs (2016) 3 exemplares
Haïta the Shepherd 3 exemplares
Escac i Mat! (L'Arcà) (1987) 3 exemplares
The Haunted Valley (2016) 3 exemplares
One Of Twins 3 exemplares
Страж мертвеца (2000) 3 exemplares
My Favorite Murder 3 exemplares
Ausgewählte Werke (1993) 3 exemplares
One Kind of Officer (2012) 2 exemplares
The Collected Works (2017) 2 exemplares
The Ingenious Patriot 2 exemplares
Fábulas feroces (2012) 2 exemplares
A Little of Chickamauga (1980) 2 exemplares
El guardián del muerto (1901) 2 exemplares
La mirada cínica (2010) 2 exemplares
One Officer One Man 2 exemplares
A Vine on a House (2019) 2 exemplares
Keşiş ve celladın kızı (2002) 2 exemplares
A Lady From Red Horse 2 exemplares
Nadprzyrodzone (2016) 2 exemplares
The Applicant 2 exemplares
The Land Beyond the Blow (2013) 2 exemplares
Poetry 2 exemplares
Cynic's Dictionary (2014) 2 exemplares
HUMOR AMARGO (1975) 2 exemplares
Battle Sketches 2 exemplares
Seven fables 2 exemplares
Contos de Ambrose Bierce (2010) 2 exemplares
Die Satansschüler (1973) 2 exemplares
Ten Tales (1985) 2 exemplares
Skepticism and Dissent (1978) 2 exemplares
A Revolt of the Gods 2 exemplares
Sorte historier 2 exemplares
Classic Chilling Tales Vol 3 (1998) 2 exemplares
I racconti (1994) 2 exemplares
Un jinete por el cielo (1993) 2 exemplares
Mauvaises pensées (2003) 2 exemplares
Werke in vier Bänden (1992) 2 exemplares
Oczy pantery 2 exemplares
Geisterstunde, CD 2 (2002) 2 exemplares
E possivel? 1 exemplar
The Devil's Dictionary 2003 (1970) 1 exemplar
Racconti neri 1 exemplar
Diabli dykcjonarz 1 exemplar
IMKANSIZ OYKULER (2005) 1 exemplar
De dodenwacht 1 exemplar
Der Gnadenstoß 1 exemplar
CUENTOS DE LA GUERRA CIVIL (2018) 1 exemplar
LA FILLE DU BOURREAU. (1986) 1 exemplar
Ebolaj 1 exemplar
El reino de lo irreal (1988) 1 exemplar
El horror según Lovecraft (2013) 1 exemplar
64 epigramas de un cínico (2006) 1 exemplar
Alle verhalen (1985) 1 exemplar
The Man Overboard 1 exemplar
A Cargo Of Cat 1 exemplar
The Little Story 1 exemplar
Ambrose Bierce Macabre Tales (1987) 1 exemplar
The Major's Tale 1 exemplar
Curried Cow 1 exemplar
The Hypnotist 1 exemplar
Cloak And Dagger 1 exemplar
pg972 1 exemplar
A la dérive contes divers (2014) 1 exemplar
The Crimson Candle 1 exemplar
Les Fables de Zambri (2013) 1 exemplar
Relatos insólitos (1973) 1 exemplar
3 narradores norteamericanos (1981) 1 exemplar
Jug of syrup 1 exemplar
La cosa maldita (2016) 1 exemplar
Cuentos de horror 1 exemplar
A Cold Greeting 1 exemplar
Te verwaarlozen verhalen (2015) 1 exemplar
Baby Tramp 1 exemplar
Across The Plains 1 exemplar
Seytanin Sözlügü (2014) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Dark Descent (1987) — Contribuidor — 718 exemplares
The Book of Fantasy (1940) — Contribuidor — 600 exemplares
Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway (2004) — Contribuidor — 586 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (1992) — Contribuidor — 534 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (1981) — Contribuidor — 510 exemplares
Great American Short Stories (1957) — Contribuidor — 493 exemplares
American Gothic Tales (1996) — Contribuidor — 454 exemplares
Flight or Fright (2018) — Contribuidor — 444 exemplares
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories (1993) — Contribuidor — 441 exemplares
American Supernatural Tales (2007) — Contribuidor — 439 exemplares
Fantastic Tales: Visionary and Everyday (1983) — Contribuidor — 430 exemplares
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Contribuidor — 427 exemplares
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Contribuidor — 411 exemplares
100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories (1978) — Contribuidor — 406 exemplares
Great Ghost Stories (1985) — Contribuidor — 392 exemplares
100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories (1993) — Contribuidor — 335 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic Fantasy (1999) — Contribuidor — 332 exemplares
Ghosts: A Treasury of Chilling Tales Old & New (1981) — Contribuidor — 331 exemplares
H.P. Lovecraft's Book of Horror (1993) — Contribuidor — 307 exemplares
75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature (1961) — Contribuidor — 296 exemplares
A Treasury of Short Stories (1947) — Contribuidor — 291 exemplares
Men at War: The Best War Stories of All Time (1942) — Contribuidor — 285 exemplares
A Subtreasury of American Humor (1941) — Contribuidor — 275 exemplares
Twilight Zone: The Original Stories (1985) — Contribuidor — 272 exemplares
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Contribuidor — 267 exemplares
Gothic Short Stories (2002) — Contribuidor — 242 exemplares
The Literary Cat (1977) — Contribuidor — 241 exemplares
The Hastur Cycle (1993) — Contribuidor — 208 exemplares
The Omnibus of Crime (1929) — Contribuidor — 208 exemplares
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contribuidor — 207 exemplares
Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural (1981) — Contribuidor — 196 exemplares
A Century of Science Fiction (1962) — Contribuidor — 191 exemplares
The Penguin Book of American Short Stories (1969) — Contribuidor — 188 exemplares
100 Creepy Little Creature Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 182 exemplares
The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature (1999) — Contribuidor — 174 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 167 exemplares
Victorian Nightmares (1977) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
The Road to Science Fiction #1: From Gilgamesh to Wells (1977) — Contribuidor — 151 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories (1984) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
My Favorite Horror Story (2007) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
Famous Ghost Stories (1944) — Autor — 134 exemplares
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Contribuidor — 133 exemplares
American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse (2003) — Contribuidor — 133 exemplares
Chilling Horror Short Stories (2016) — Contribuidor — 132 exemplares
Witches' Brew (2002) — Contribuidor — 126 exemplares
Shadows of Carcosa: Tales of Cosmic Horror (2014) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
The Spawn Of Cthulhu (1971) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories (1984) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
Bedtime Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
Mostly Ghostly (1991) — Autor — 118 exemplares
Haunted America: Star-Spangled Supernatural Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 111 exemplares
Phantastic Book of Ghost Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 108 exemplares
The Ghouls (1971) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
American Short Stories (1976) — Contribuidor, algumas edições95 exemplares
A Treasury of American Horror Stories (1985) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
Poets of the Civil War (2005) — Contribuidor — 93 exemplares
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Great Ghost Stories (Watermill Classics) (1985) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy (2000) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
The American Fantasy Tradition (2002) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
Evil Roots: Killer Tales of the Botanical Gothic (2019) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
Famous Modern Ghost Stories (1921) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
The Hastur Cycle, Second Revised Edition (1997) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
Mystery Stories: An Intriguing Collection (1996) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
H.P. Lovecraft's Favorite Weird Tales (2005) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
Scary! Stories That Will Make You Scream (1998) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
Murder Mayhem Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2016) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats (1983) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Great Short Tales of Mystery and Terror (1982) — Contribuidor — 79 exemplares
Bar the Doors (1972) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
65 Great Spine Chillers (1988) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
The Horror Hall of Fame (1991) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
A Treasury of Civil War Stories (1985) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
The Treasury of Science Fiction Classics (1954) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Supernatural Horror Short Stories (2017) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Pawn To Infinity (1982) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Haunted House Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2019) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
The Uncanny Reader: Stories from the Shadows (2015) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
A Fabulous Formless Darkness (1991) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
Chamber of Horrors: Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural (1984) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
The World's Greatest Horror Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
65 Great Tales of the Supernatural (1979) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
14 Suspense Stories to Play Russian Roulette By (1945) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Desert Island Decameron (1945) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
The Second Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1966) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
The Supernatural Reader (1953) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
The Penguin Classic Crime Omnibus (1984) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (1999) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
One Hundred Years of Science Fiction : Book Two (1950) — Autor — 52 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Sword and Honour (2000) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories 2 (1656) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
The Mists from Beyond (1993) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Alfred Hitchcock's Fear and Trembling (1948) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories of the 19th Century (2014) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
San Francisco Noir 2: The Classics (2009) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Thrillers, Ghosts and Mysteries (1936) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
The House of the Nightmare and Other Eerie Tales (1967) — Contribuidor; Autor, algumas edições46 exemplares
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares (1997) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Horror Stories: Classic Tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson (2014) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream...Nightmare: 30 Terrifying Tales (1993) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Prose and Poetry for Appreciation (1934) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Realms of Darkness (1985) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
The nightmare reader, volume one (1973) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Cloak and Dagger: A Treasury of 35 Great Espionage Stories (1988) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
The Signet Classic Book of Contemporary American Short Stories (1985) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
The Little Book of Horrors (1992) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Civil War Ghosts (2006) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Tales from a Gas-Lit Graveyard (1980) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Dixie Ghosts (1988) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
The Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1966) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
The Pocket Book of Science-Fiction (1943) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Best Loved Short Stories of Nineteenth Century America (2003) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Great Tales of Terror (2002) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge [1961 film] (1961) — Original story — 38 exemplares
Stories Selected from The Unexpected (1948) — Autor — 38 exemplares
The Screaming Skull and Other Classic Horror Stories (2010) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Beyond the Curtain of Dark (1972) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Great Horror Stories: Tales by Stoker, Poe, Lovecraft and Others (2008) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
The Big Book of Victorian Mysteries (2021) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Science Fiction Thinking Machines (1954) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
The Graveyard Reader (1958) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Great American Ghost Stories (1991) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
The Best Crime Stories Ever Told (2012) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
The Best Ghost Stories (1919) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Tales of Terror (1943) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
100 Tiny Tales of Terror (1996) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery, and Horror (1928) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
American Gothic Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2019) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
The Undead (1971) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Bodies of the Dead and Other Great American Ghost Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
100 Years of Science Fiction (1968) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
The Tindalos Cycle (2009) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
King Solomon's Mines and Other Adventure Classics (2016) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
The Mystery Book (1934) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
The Monster-Maker and Other Science Fiction Classics (2012) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
The Lock and Key Library (Volume 9: American) (1909) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Showcase Presents: Secrets of Sinister House (2010) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Stories for the Dead of Night (1957) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
The Ghostmasters: Weird Stories by Famous Writers (1976) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
American short stories, 1820 to the present (1952) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Great Ghost Stories: 34 Classic Tales of the Supernatural (2002) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Mortal Echoes: Encounters With the End (2018) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Great American Ghost Stories Volume 1 (Anthology 16-in-1) (1992) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
American gothic : An anthology 1787–1916 (1999) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Great Tales of Madness and the Macabre (1990) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Nursery Crimes (1993) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
A Treasury of Victorian ghost stories (1981) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Tales of Dungeons and Dragons (1986) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Enter at Your Own Risk: Old Masters, New Voices (2011) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
We, Robots (2010) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Robots & Artificial Intelligence Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2018) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
And the Darkness Falls (1946) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Shades of Blue and Gray: Ghosts of the Civil War (2013) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Tenth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1974) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Ghosts of the Heartland (1990) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
The Second Omnibus Of Crime: The World's Great Crime Stories (1932) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
If This Goes Wrong . . . (2016) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
A Century of Thrillers from Poe to Arlen (First Series) (1934) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Nightfrights (1972) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Horror by Lamplight (1993) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Beware of the Cat (1972) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Tales to Freeze the Blood: More Great Ghost Stories (2006) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Western Ghosts (1990) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Short Story Classics [American], Volume 4 (1905) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Classic Science Fiction Stories (2022) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Lost Souls Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2018) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Monster Festival: Classic Tales of the Macabre (1965) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Back from the Dead (1991) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Monsters, monsters, monsters (1974) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Victorian Tales of Terror (1974) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Robots through the Ages: A Science Fiction Anthology (2023) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Terrifying Ghosts Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2021) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Mind in Chains (1970) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
The Wrong Turning: Encounters with Ghosts (2021) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Great American Ghost Stories: Volume 2 (Anthology 13-in-1) (1993) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The night before Chancellorsville, and other Civil War stories (1957) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Graphic Classics: Canine/Feline Classics (2014) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Selected English short stories XIX & XX centuries (1914) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Favourite Scary Stories from Graveside Al (1996) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Classic American Short Stories [2016] (2012) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Great Classic Hauntings: Six Unabridged Stories (Audio Editions Mystery Masters) (2000) — Contribuidor, algumas edições11 exemplares
A wave of fear: A classic horror anthology (1973) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Eleventh Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1975) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Great Modern American Stories: An Anthology (1920) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Beyond Midnight (1976) — Autor — 10 exemplares
Mystery in the Mainstream: An Anthology of Literary Crimes (1986) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
M Is for Monster: A Modern Bestiary of Classic Monsters (2011) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Klassieke griezelverhalen (1980) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Demonic, Dangerous, and Deadly: An Anthology (1983) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The Caedmon Short Story Collection (2001) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Best Secret Service Stories (1960) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Classic Tales of Ghosts and Vampires (2004) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
50 Halloween Stories You Have to Read Before You Die (2017) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Thin Air: An Anthology of Ghost Stories (1966) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Great Classic Mysteries II (2012) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Fear! Fear! Fear! (1981) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Demons within, & other disturbing tales (1977) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Great American Suspense: Five Unabridged Classics (2000) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Suspense: A Treasury for Young Adults (1966) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Ghouls, Book Two (1974) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Story Survey (1953) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
A Tide of Terror; An Anthology of Rare Horror Stories. (1972) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Ghosts and Ghastlies (1976) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Representative American Short Stories — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Horror Stories {audiobook} (1995) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Famous stories of five centuries (1934) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
A Century of Thrillers from Poe to Arlen (Second Series) (1934) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The Stakes are High (1954) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Tyve mesterfortællinger — Contribuidor, algumas edições4 exemplares
Short Fiction: Shape and Substance (1971) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Bruin's Midnight Reader (2021) — Contribuidor, algumas edições3 exemplares
American Short Stories (1978) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
The New Roger Caras Treasury of Great Horse Stories (1999) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
The Black Book of the Werewolf: 32 Stories of Bestial Terror (2010) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Classic Tales of Ghosts and Vampires: Volume 2 (Unabridged) (2008) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Spionhistorier fra hele verden — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Travel & Adventure: The Pocket Library of Classic Short Stories (2012) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The nightmare reader (1973) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Poltergeist: Tales of Deadly Ghosts (1987) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Klassisia kauhukertomuksia (2021) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
El cuento literario (2008) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Representative Modern Short Stories (1929) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Short Stories of the Past (1950) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Die schönsten Pferdegeschichten (1999) — Autor, algumas edições2 exemplares
American Short Stories (1992) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
14 American Masterpieces Vol.1 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Night | A Lasting Love | Chickamauga — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Membros

Discussions

THE DEEP ONES: "Beyond the Wall" by Ambrose Bierce em The Weird Tradition (Julho 2015)
I just bought The Collected Writings of Ambrose Bierce em Thing(amabrarian)s That Go Bump in the Night (Janeiro 2012)

Críticas

Ambrose Bierce was a journalist and a professional wit so it's sometimes difficult to reconcile his quips and his muckraking with the irrational and spiritual nature of horror, and especially his particular style of country horror. But he was a soldier in the civil war so he had seen his share of the American wilderness and of death and destruction. His dry personality is most evident when he describes ignorant yokel characters using highfalutin language.
But there is still something inexplicably natural and essential in his prose that I love. He created scenes and atmospheres that were both natural and unnatural, or perhaps in a way proto-natural, evoking ancient places and forces that even Manifest Destiny shouldn't disturb. Bierce had the ability to channel the superstitious cowboy that must exist in all of us, expressing frontier wisdom through ghost stories. "Don't go near that gulch! Lemme tell you about some buckaroos who went near that gulch, they were eaten by a ghost."… (mais)
 
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ethorwitz | 5 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
This was another case of well-written and an interesting idea well executed, but not one that significantly piqued my interest. I think I get why so many people love it and understand that its impact is somewhat lessened for me from when it was written.

I'd be lying if my hatred of pro-slavery scum, execution, and any kind of revelling in the death and suffering of even the worst people didn't effect my ability to connect with the story or care about just how clever the use of language and allusions are (some of it is very on the nose to be honest).… (mais)
 
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RatGrrrl | 14 outras críticas | Dec 20, 2023 |
Ambrose Bierce was an American civil war veteran, journalist and short story writer. This selection of 24 of his stories was first published in 1909. I read it because of its inclusion on some proto science fiction lists, but really the stories would fit more easily into the genres of horror or supernatural stories. As I started reading through the collection I was impressed with Bierce's ability to set the scene; here is an example:

"The day, I thought, must be far advanced, though the sun was invisible; and although sensible that the air was raw and chill my consciousness of that fact was rather mental than physical—I had no feeling of discomfort. Over all the dismal landscape a canopy of low, lead-colored clouds hung like a visible curse. In all this there were a menace and a portent—a hint of evil, an intimation of doom. Bird, beast, or insect there was none. The wind sighed in the bare branches of the dead trees and the gray grass bent to whisper its dread secret to the earth; but no other sound nor motion broke the awful repose of that dismal place."

I was disappointed that some of the stories did not progress much further than a description of events, there seemed to be no resolution. Many of them read like ghost stories, almost all of them feature a death of some kind, but the quality of the writing and my realisation that Bierce was intent on providing a disturbing story for the reader to consider and wonder if "[Can such things be?]" was enough to keep me reading. A typical example is the final story in the collection; a group of would be settlers are pushing through some hostile Indian country and have camped for the night. A man appears out of the darkness and tells the group a story of four men who were run to ground by a band of apaches nearby. There were no survivors and the storyteller quietly slips away, leaving the group of settlers wondering if they had just seen a ghost.

I enjoyed the stories the more I read through them, not expecting resolutions, but content to enjoy the feeling of strange things afoot. Of course some of the stories work better than others, but most manage to create an eerie atmosphere even if a suspension of belief is required. When these stories were written in the late nineteenth century, spiritualism was still considered by many to be part of everyday life; scientific investigations and debunkers of fraud had not yet convinced the general public that ghosts and the supernatural were not prevalent. Bierce honed in on this wave of uncertainty and belief in the supernatural; to create his disturbing stories, which can still be enjoyed today 3.5 stars.
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baswood | 5 outras críticas | Dec 17, 2023 |
A mix of horror, war, and tall tales. For the most part, the stories are very short, and told from an omnipotent point of view. Some are more like reportage or anecdotes. Probably wouldn't read again, but it's interesting to see the work of one of these early American horror writers.
 
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TheGalaxyGirl | 8 outras críticas | Oct 31, 2023 |

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