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The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. 10 (Classic Reprint) by Ambrose Bierce

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. 10 (Classic Reprint) Excerpt from The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce Vol Those who read no books but new ones have this much to say for themselves in mitigation of censure they do not read all the new ones They can not with the utmost diligence and devotion never weary in ill doing they can not hope to get through one in a hundred This I should suppose must make them unhappy They probably feel as a small boy of limited capacity would in a country with all the springs running treacle and all the trees loaded with preserved fruits The annual output of books in this country alone is something terrible not fewer I am told than from seven thousand to nine thousand This should be enough to gratify the patriot who points with pride to the fact that Americans are a reading people but does not point with anything to the quality of what they read About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find more at a target blank href http www forgottenbooks com rel nofollow www forgottenbooks com a This book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original such as a blemish or missing page may be replicated in our edition We do however repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works

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The Complete Short Stories, The Damned Thing, Tales of Soldiers and Civilians, Ghost and Horror Stories, The Collected Writings Of Ambrose Bierce, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories, Civil War Stories, Can Such Things Be?
Newspaperman short story writer poet and satirist Ambrose Bierce 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 i The Devil s Dictionary i and a book of short stories i Tales of Soldiers and Civilians i Most of the selections in this volume have been taken from the latter collection br 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 br 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 br br, modern horror stories by American master The Eyes of the Panther The Damned Thing more These pieces are not dated nor are they lacking any of the narrative elements necessary to attract and hold the attention of anyone interested in the horror genre i SF Booklog i, No description available, If we could only put aside our civil pose and say what we really thought the world would be a lot like the one alluded to in i The Unabridged Devil s Dictionary i There a bore is a person who talks when you wish him to listen and happiness is an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another This is the most comprehensive authoritative edition ever of Ambrose Bierce s satiric masterpiece It renders obsolete all other versions that have appeared in the book s ninety year history br A virtual onslaught of acerbic confrontational wordplay i The Unabridged Devil s Dictionary i offers some wickedly clever definitions to the vocabulary of everyday life Little is sacred and few are safe for Bierce targets just about any pursuit from matrimony to immortality that allows our willful failings and excesses to shine forth br br Ambrose Bierce s i The Devil s Dictionary i is a classic that stands alongside the best work of satirists such as Twain Mencken and Thurber This unabridged edition will be celebrated by humor fans and word lovers everywhere br br br br i The Devil s Dictionary i was originally titled i The Cynic s Word Book i in and changed to the former title in