Tales of Soldiers and Civilians

Tales of Soldiers and Civilians

and Other Stories


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Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140437560
  • 304 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Questing after Pancho Villa’s revolutionary forces, Ambrose Bierce rode into Mexico in 1913 and was never seen again. He left behind him theDevil’s Dictionary and a remarkable body of short fiction.

This new collection gathers some of Bierce’s finest stories, including the celebrated Civil War fictions ‘An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge‘ and ‘Chickamauga‘, his macabre masterpieces, and his tales of supernatural horror.

Reminiscent of Poe, these stories are marked by a sardonic humour and a realistic study of tense emotional states.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text

From In the Midst of Life
Soldiers:
A Horseman in the Sky
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
Chickamauga
A Son of the Gods
One of the Missing
Killed at Resaca
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
The Mocking-Bird

Civilians:
The Man Out of the Nose
The Man and the Snake
The Boarded Window

From Can Such Things Be?
Can Such Things Be?:
Moxon’s Master
A Tough Tussle
A Resumed Identity
The Night-Doings at “Deadman’s”
The Realm of the Unreal
The Damned Thing
Haïta the Shepherd

The Ways of Ghosts:
Present at a Hanging
A Wireless Message

Soldier Folk:
Three and One Are One

From Negligible Tales
Negligible Tales:
A Bottomless Grave
Jupiter Doke, Brigadier-General
The City of the Gone Away
The Major’s Tale
Curried Cow
A Revolt of the Gods

The Parenticide Club:
My Favorite Murder
Oil of Dog

From Antepenultimata
A Bivouac of the Dead

From The Opinionator
The Controversialist:
The Short Story

Explanatory Notes
Glossary of Military Terms
Battle Sites and Battle Leaders

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