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Ambrose Bierce
Birth date: June 24, 1842
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Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it 2 years ago
I assigned this book to the girls for History and English. The book is a classic (and I read it in college) and it also looks at some of the things that happened during the Civil War. The farmer was caught trying to burn the bridge down after the Union had fixed it and posted signs that they would h...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
For the bibliographically-inclined, it's worth noting that this title covers a number of editions with vastly varying contents - it's a short story collection - so much so that you could argue that the reader of a late edition has not read the same book as the reader of an early edition. I read the ...
The Primroses Were Over
The Primroses Were Over rated it 4 years ago
I'm not sure how I managed to never hear of Ambrose Bierce, but I genuinely regret the omission in my earlier reading. His stories are creepy, but they are also weirdly fun. He's nailed down a proper horror atmosphere, which is often the hardest thing, and he generally has a good grasp of the twis...
Casual Debris
Casual Debris rated it 4 years ago
For my full review, and reviews of each individual story, please visit Casual Debris. Bar the Doors is Hitchcock's second foray into the anthology field, and in my opinion among his strongest; certainly the strongest of the early books, though he likely had little or no input into this collection,...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 4 years ago
bookshelves: boo-scary, autumn-2015, halloween-2015, paper-read, re-visit-2015, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, under-100-ratings Read from October 10 to 12, 2015 Description: Famed for the mordant wit and satire of his essays and newspaper columns, Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914) also possessed a...
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