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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge ebook ISBN: 1528786017
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Number of Pages: 19 
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Classic Books Library presents this brand new edition of the short story, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” (1890) by Ambrose Bierce. In this text Bierce creatively uses both structure and content to explore the concept of time, from present to past, and reflecting its transitional and illusive qualities. The story is one of Bierce’s most popular and acclaimed works, alongside “The Devil’s Dictionary” (1911). Bierce (1842-c. 1914) was an American writer, journalist and Civil War veteran associated with the realism literary movement. His writing is noted for its cynical, brooding tones and structural precision.

Ce qui se passa sur le pont de Owl Creek

Ce qui se passa sur le pont de Owl Creek ebook ISBN: 9782253087823
Publisher: LGF/Le Livre de Poche
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Number of Pages: 94 
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Corde au cou, un homme contemple la rivière qui coule sous le pont où il va bientôt être pendu. Quelques secondes... une éternité. Le courant de sa conscience voyage, dans ce battement ténu qui le sépare d'une mort inéluctable. A moins qu'il ne réussisse à plonger, à se libérer de ses liens, à gagner la rive et la forêt ?

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (Webster's Spanish Thesaurus Edition)

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (Webster's Spanish Thesaurus Edition) ebook ISBN: 9780546402896
Publisher: ICON Group International
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Number of Pages: 20 
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Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to "difficult, yet commonly used" words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in Spanish, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a word's meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a difficult word is not translated on a page, chances are that it has been translated on a previous page.

Tales of Soldiers and Civilians

Tales of Soldiers and Civilians ebook ISBN: 9781101177082
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Number of Pages: 304 
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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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (Webster's Chinese Traditional Thesaurus Edition)

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (Webster's Chinese Traditional Thesaurus Edition) ebook ISBN: 9780546397451
Publisher: ICON Group International
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Number of Pages: 20 
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Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to "difficult, yet commonly used" words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in Chinese Traditional, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a word's meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a difficult word is not translated on a page, chances are that it has been translated on a previous page.

The lessons to be learned from Peyton Farquhar - "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and its (anti)hero

The lessons to be learned from Peyton Farquhar - ISBN: 3638342662
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Author: John Schulze
Number of Pages: 22 
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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1.0 (A), Humboldt-University of Berlin (Institute for Anglistics/American Studies), course: Fiction as Re-Construction of History: The Civil War in American Literature, 14 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: His features were good—a straight nose, firm mouth, broad forehead, from which his long, dark hair was combed straight back, falling behind his ears to the collar of his well-fitting frock coat. He wore a mustache and pointed beard, but no whiskers; his eyes were large and dark gray, and had a kindly expression which one would hardly have expected in one whose neck was in the hemp. Evidently this was no vulgar assassin. The liberal military code makes provisions for hanging many kinds of persons, and gentlemen are not excluded. This is how Ambrose Bierce characterizes Peyton Farquhar, the Protagonist of his most well-known and celebrated short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. Here the reader is given various information about what kind of man is about to be hanged: he is handsome and has a kind air about him, he appears to be rather affluent, considering his “well-fitting frock coat,” and he is no “vulgar assassin.” Quite contrary, the sarcastic last sentence even hints that he is a gentleman. Among other things, this characterization is what lets Stuart C. Woodruff come to the conclusion that “it is the tragic waste of such a man which engages our sympathies.” According to Woodruff, the assessment of Farquhar as a hero, deserving of the reader’s sympathy, is vital to how and why the story works. Because its main character seems admirable, Woodruff calls Owl Creek Bridge a “seemingly real tale of daring escape. Moreover, it is the kind of tale we would like to believe because Farquhar himself is such an attractive figure: brave, sensitive, highly intelligent.” Woodruff goes on calling him “the typical Bierce hero” and in the end draws a familiar conclusion: Farquhar is Bierce and Bierce is Farquhar. According to Woodruff, Bierce, like the protagonist, longed “for the release of his energies, the larger life of a soldier, the opportunity for distinction.” He became, like Farquhar, “a civilian who was at heart a soldier.” This interpretation of Owl Creek is a common one, but nevertheless absolutely and completely wrong. Woodruff is mistaken when he assumes proximity between the story’s author and main character. This misinterpretation can first and foremost be proven by Bierce’s biography. For instance, Peyton Farquhar is a slave owner, as we learn in the story, but Bierce himself opposed slavery. Already at the age of fifteen he worked as a printer’s devil at the abolitionist paper The Northern Indianan.

A Watcher by the Dead and Other Stories

A Watcher by the Dead and Other Stories ebook ISBN: 9781511687072
Publisher: CreateSpace
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Number of Pages: 38 
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"A Watcher By The Dead and Other Stories" from Ambrose Bierce. American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist (1842-1914).

The Civil War Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce

The Civil War Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce ebook ISBN: 9780803260870
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Number of Pages: 139 
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In The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce defined "war" as "a by-product of the arts of peace." A Civil War veteran, Bierce had absolutely no illusions about "courage," "honor," and "glory" on the battlefield. These stories form one of the great antiwar statements in American literature. Included here are the classic An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Chickamauga, The Mocking Bird, The Coup de Grâce, Parker Anderson, Philosopher, and other stories celebrated for their intensity, startling insight, and mastery of form.

Ghost and Horror Stories

Ghost and Horror Stories ebook ISBN: 9780486207674
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Number of Pages: 199 
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Twenty-four grotesque horror tales written by Ambrose Bierce, the nineteenth-century journalist known for his cynicism

The Stories and Fables of Ambrose Bierce

The Stories and Fables of Ambrose Bierce ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Stemmer House Pub
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Number of Pages: 343 
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The text of The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter accompanies twenty-nine stories and eighty-seven fables that illuminate the nature of Bierce's preoccupations and the distinctive features of his style

The Damned Thing and Other Stories

The Damned Thing and Other Stories ebook ISBN: 9781409936589
Publisher:
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Number of Pages: 48 
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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842-1914) was an American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer and satirist, today best known for his The Devil s Dictionary (1911). He wrote some of his books under the pseudonyms Dod Grile and J. Milton Sloluck. Bierce s lucid, unsentimental style has kept him popular when many of his contemporaries have been consigned to oblivion. His dark, sardonic views and vehemence as a critic earned him the nickname, Bitter Bierce. Such was his reputation that it was said his judgment on any piece of prose or poetry could make or break a writer s career. His short stories are considered among the best of the 19th century, providing a popular following based on his roots. He wrote realistically of the terrible things he had seen in the war in such stories as An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Killed at Resaca, and Chickamauga. His works include: The Fiend s Delight (1873), Cobwebs from an Empty Skull (1874), Black Beetles in Amber (1892), Fantastic Fables (1899), Shapes of Clay (1903), A Son of the Gods, and A Horseman in the Sky (1907), Write It Right (1909) and A Cynic Looks at Life (1912).

An Occurrence at Owl Creek

An Occurrence at Owl Creek ebook ISBN: 9781534920743
Publisher:
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Number of Pages: 26 
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"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" or "A Dead Man's Dream" is a short story by American author Ambrose Bierce. Originally published by The San Francisco Examiner on July 13, 1890, it was first collected in Bierce's 1891 book Tales of Soldiers and Civilians. The story, which is set during the Civil War, is famous for its irregular time sequence and twist ending. Bierce's abandonment of strict linear narration in favor of the internal mind of the protagonist is considered an early example of experimentation with stream of consciousness. It is Bierce's most anthologized story.

A Prescription for Adversity

A Prescription for Adversity ebook ISBN: 9780814208946
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
Author: Professor Lawrence I Berkove,Lawrence I. Berkove
Number of Pages: 225 
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A Prescription for Adversity makes the revolutionary case that Ambrose Bierce, far from being a bitter misanthrope, was instead both a compassionate and moral author. Berkove, focusing on Bierce's short fiction, establishes the necessity of recognizing the pattern of his intellectual and literary development over the course of his career. The author shows that Bierce, probably the American author with the most extensive experience of the Civil War, turned to classical Stoicism and English and French Enlightenment literature in his postwar search for meaning. Bierce's fiction arose from his ultimately unsatisfying encounters with the philosophies those sources offered, but the moral commitment as well as the literary techniques of their authors, particularly Jonathan Swift, inspired him. Dating Bierce's fiction, and introducing uncollected journalism, correspondence, and important new literary history and biographical information, Berkove brings new insights to a number of stories, including "A Son of the Gods" and "A Horseman in the Sky, " but especially "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, " and presents compelling readings of the Parenticide Club tales and "Moxon's Master." A Prescription for Adversity substantiates how Bierce at his best is one of the few American authors who rise to the level of Mark Twain, and the only one who touches Jonathan Swift. A work of both biography and literary criticism, this book rescues Ambrose Bierce and his literature from the neglect to which it has been assigned by "illfounded, obtuse, and unproductive approaches based on skewed notions of his personality and forced or facile readings of individual stories."

Droll Stories

Droll Stories ebook ISBN: 0486799387
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Author: Honore de Balzac
Number of Pages: 576 
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Thirty stories offer a lively and lusty portrait of 16th-century French life and manners. Balzac's fables recall the tradition of Boccaccio and Rabelais, abounding in episodes of good-humored licentiousness.

The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce

The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce ebook ISBN: 9781420930498
Publisher: Digireads.com Publishing
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Number of Pages: 328 
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"American journalist and satirist Ambrose Bierce is probably best known for his short stories about the American Civil War. The author's craft for story-telling is exemplified by his famous An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge, which is the story of Peyton Farquhar, a Confederate sympathizer condemned to die by hanging upon the Owl Creek Bridge. That great short story along with 96 others forms this exhaustive edition of The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce." --Back cover

The Way of Perfection

The Way of Perfection ebook ISBN: 0486800636
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Author: St. Teresa of Avila
Number of Pages: 288 
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This classic of the interior life and Christian mysticism by the sainted 16th-century Spanish mystic and Carmelite nun focuses on the practice of prayer. Modern readers will appreciate its warmth and accessibility.

Gulliver's Travels Thrift Study Edition

Gulliver's Travels Thrift Study Edition ebook ISBN: 0486115941
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Author: Jonathan Swift
Number of Pages: 336 
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Includes the unabridged text of Swift's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.

The Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce

The Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce ebook ISBN:
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
Author: Stuart C. Woodruff
Number of Pages: 193 
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In this pioneering study of Ambrose Bierce’s stories, Woodruff examines the best and worst of his fiction and traces the causes of Bierce’s success and failure as a writer, analyzing his inability to reconcile the extremes of temperament and belief that marked his life and give his stories their characteristic form.