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The devil's dictionary, tales, & memoirs, Ambrose Bierce ; S.T. Joshi, editor

Label
The devil's dictionary, tales, & memoirs
Title
The devil's dictionary, tales, & memoirs
Statement of responsibility
Ambrose Bierce ; S.T. Joshi, editor
Title variation
  • Ambrose Bierce
  • Devil's dictionary, tales, and memoirs
Title variation remainder
the devil's dictionary, tales, and memoirs
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A veteran of some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, Ambrose Bierce went on to become one of the darkest and most death haunted of American writers, the blackest of black humorists. This volume gathers the most celebrated and significant of Bierce's writings. In the Midst of Life (Tales of Soldiers and Civilians), his collection of short fiction about the Civil War, which includes the masterpieces "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "Chickamauga," is suffused with a fiercely ironic sense of the horror and randomness of war. Can Such Things Be? brings together "The Death of Halpin Frayser," "The Damned Thing," "The Moonlit Road," and other tales of terror that make Bierce the genre's most significant American practitioner between Poe and Lovecraft. The Devil's Dictionary, the brilliant lexicon of subversively cynical definitions on which Bierce worked for decades, displays to the full his corrosive wit. In Bits of Autobiography, the series of memoirs that includes the memorable "What I Saw of Shiloh," he recreates his experiences in the war and its aftermath. The volume is rounded out with a selection of his best uncollected stories. Acclaimed Bierce scholar S. T. Joshi provides detailed notes and a newly researched chronology of Bierce's life and mysterious disappearance
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1842-1914?
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bierce, Ambrose
Dewey number
813.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS1097
  • PS1097
LC item number
  • .D4 2011b
  • .A6 2011
Literary form
mixed forms
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1958-
  • 1842-1914?
  • 1842-1914?
  • 1842-1914?
  • 1842-1914?
  • 1842-1914?
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Joshi, S. T.
  • Bierce, Ambrose
  • Bierce, Ambrose
  • Bierce, Ambrose
  • Bierce, Ambrose
  • Bierce, Ambrose
Series statement
The Library of America
Series volume
219
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories, American
  • English language
  • English language
  • Vocabulary
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Authors, American
  • Journalists
Label
The devil's dictionary, tales, & memoirs, Ambrose Bierce ; S.T. Joshi, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • The affair at Coulter's Notch
  • The coup de grâce
  • Parker Adderson, philosopher
  • An affair of outposts
  • The story of a conscience
  • One kind of officer
  • One officer, one man
  • George Thurston
  • The mocking-bird
  • Civilians.
  • In the midst of life (Tales of soldiers and civilians).
  • The man out of the nose
  • An adventure at Brownville
  • The famous Gilson bequest
  • The applicant
  • A watcher by the dead
  • The man and the snake
  • A holy terror
  • The suitable surroundings
  • The boarded window
  • A lady from Redhorse
  • Soldiers.
  • The eyes of the panther --
  • A horseman in the sky
  • An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
  • Chickamauga
  • A son of the gods
  • One of the missing
  • Killed at Resaca
  • One of twins
  • The haunted valley
  • A jug of sirup
  • Staley Fleming's hallucination
  • A resumed identity
  • A baby tramp
  • The night-doings at "Deadman's"
  • Beyond the wall
  • A psychological shipwreck
  • The middle toe of the right foot
  • Can such things be?
  • John Mortonson's funeral
  • The realm of the unreal
  • John Bartine's watch
  • The damned thing
  • Haïta the shepherd
  • An inhabitant of Carcosa
  • The stranger
  • The way of ghosts.
  • Present at a hanging
  • A cold greeting
  • The death of Halpin Frayser
  • A wireless message
  • An arrest
  • Soldier folk.
  • A man with two lives
  • Three and one are one
  • A baffled ambuscade
  • Two military executions
  • Some haunted houses.
  • The isle of pines
  • A fruitless assignment
  • The secret of Macarger's Gulch
  • A vine on a house
  • At old man Eckert's
  • The spook house
  • The other lodgers
  • The thing at Nolan
  • "Mysterious disappearances".
  • The difficulty of crossing a field
  • An unfinished race
  • Charles Ashmore's trail --
  • One summer night
  • The moonlit road
  • A diagnosis of death
  • Moxon's master
  • A tough tussle
  • The Devil's dictionary --
  • Working for an Empress
  • Across the plains
  • The mirage
  • A sole survivor --
  • Bits of autobiography.
  • On a mountain
  • What I saw of Shiloh
  • A little of Chickamauga
  • The crime at Pickett's Mill
  • Four days in Dixie
  • What occurred at Franklin
  • 'Way down in Alabam'
  • Ashes of the beacon
  • Selected stories.
  • Mrs. Dennison's head
  • The man overboard
  • Jupiter Doke, Brigadier-General
  • A bottomless grave
  • For the Ahkhoond
  • My favorite murder
  • Oil of dog
Control code
ocn701019592
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 880 p.
Isbn
9781598531022
Lccn
2010942020
System control number
(OCoLC)701019592
Label
The devil's dictionary, tales, & memoirs, Ambrose Bierce ; S.T. Joshi, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • The affair at Coulter's Notch
  • The coup de grâce
  • Parker Adderson, philosopher
  • An affair of outposts
  • The story of a conscience
  • One kind of officer
  • One officer, one man
  • George Thurston
  • The mocking-bird
  • Civilians.
  • In the midst of life (Tales of soldiers and civilians).
  • The man out of the nose
  • An adventure at Brownville
  • The famous Gilson bequest
  • The applicant
  • A watcher by the dead
  • The man and the snake
  • A holy terror
  • The suitable surroundings
  • The boarded window
  • A lady from Redhorse
  • Soldiers.
  • The eyes of the panther --
  • A horseman in the sky
  • An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
  • Chickamauga
  • A son of the gods
  • One of the missing
  • Killed at Resaca
  • One of twins
  • The haunted valley
  • A jug of sirup
  • Staley Fleming's hallucination
  • A resumed identity
  • A baby tramp
  • The night-doings at "Deadman's"
  • Beyond the wall
  • A psychological shipwreck
  • The middle toe of the right foot
  • Can such things be?
  • John Mortonson's funeral
  • The realm of the unreal
  • John Bartine's watch
  • The damned thing
  • Haïta the shepherd
  • An inhabitant of Carcosa
  • The stranger
  • The way of ghosts.
  • Present at a hanging
  • A cold greeting
  • The death of Halpin Frayser
  • A wireless message
  • An arrest
  • Soldier folk.
  • A man with two lives
  • Three and one are one
  • A baffled ambuscade
  • Two military executions
  • Some haunted houses.
  • The isle of pines
  • A fruitless assignment
  • The secret of Macarger's Gulch
  • A vine on a house
  • At old man Eckert's
  • The spook house
  • The other lodgers
  • The thing at Nolan
  • "Mysterious disappearances".
  • The difficulty of crossing a field
  • An unfinished race
  • Charles Ashmore's trail --
  • One summer night
  • The moonlit road
  • A diagnosis of death
  • Moxon's master
  • A tough tussle
  • The Devil's dictionary --
  • Working for an Empress
  • Across the plains
  • The mirage
  • A sole survivor --
  • Bits of autobiography.
  • On a mountain
  • What I saw of Shiloh
  • A little of Chickamauga
  • The crime at Pickett's Mill
  • Four days in Dixie
  • What occurred at Franklin
  • 'Way down in Alabam'
  • Ashes of the beacon
  • Selected stories.
  • Mrs. Dennison's head
  • The man overboard
  • Jupiter Doke, Brigadier-General
  • A bottomless grave
  • For the Ahkhoond
  • My favorite murder
  • Oil of dog
Control code
ocn701019592
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 880 p.
Isbn
9781598531022
Lccn
2010942020
System control number
(OCoLC)701019592

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