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By Ambrose Bierce,S.T. Joshi

A veteran of a few of the bloodiest battles of the Civil battle, Ambrose Bierce went directly to turn into one of many darkest and so much dying haunted of American writers, the blackest of black humorists. This quantity gathers the main celebrated and important of Bierce's writings. In the Midst of existence (Tales of squaddies and Civilians), his selection of brief fiction concerning the Civil battle, including the masterpieces "An incidence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "Chickamauga," is suffused with a fiercely ironic experience of the horror and randomness of warfare. Can Such issues Be? brings jointly "The loss of life of Halpin Frayser," "The Damned Thing," "The Moonlit Road," and different stories of terror that make Bierce the genre's most important American practitioner among Poe and Lovecraft. The Devil's Dictionary, the bright lexicon of subversively cynical definitions on which Bierce labored for many years, monitors to the total his corrosive wit. In Bits of Autobiography, the sequence of memoirs that incorporates the memorable "What I observed of Shiloh," he recreates his reports within the conflict and its aftermath. the quantity is rounded out with a range of his most sensible uncollected tales. Acclaimed Bierce student S. T. Joshi presents specified notes and a newly researched chronology of Bierce's existence and mysterious disappearance.

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