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The Resource An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories, Ambrose Bierce, (electronic resource.)

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories, Ambrose Bierce, (electronic resource.)

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories
Title
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories
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Ambrose Bierce
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ambrose Bierce wrote stories so dramatically different from those of his contemporaries that they hardly seem like they were written in the nineteenth century. These original and innovative tales, most of which appeared in the 1880s and 1890s, constitute 23 examples of his best and most characteristic short fiction: anti-war satires that underscore the barbarism and futility of bloodshed; horror stories with a keenly ironic edge; and sardonic "tall tales" of the Old West.The American Civil War was the defining experience of Bierce's life, and the battlefield ordeals from his service within the Union army contributed to his distinctive brand of cynical realism. This collection boasts the best of his Civil War tales, including "Chickamauga," "A Horseman in the Sky," and the author's much-imitated masterpiece, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge." Writers of mystery and suspense stories have long been influenced by Bierce's tales of the supernatural such as "The Moonlit Road," and "The Eyes of the Panther." This anthology also features "Oil of Dog," "My Favorite Murder," and other satirical fables that continue to captivate readers with their humor and ingenuity
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Bierce, Ambrose
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Nonfiction
  • Western stories
  • Short stories, American
  • Literary Criticism
  • United States
  • United States
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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories, Ambrose Bierce, (electronic resource.)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780486114323
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(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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c
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ODN0001346963
Label
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories, Ambrose Bierce, (electronic resource.)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780486114323
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
89cde068-c82c-417b-97e1-b4e6c9cefdc7
Specific material designation
remote
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ODN0001346963
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