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A Cynic Looks At Life

  [english | 1912]  

Ambrose Bierce


Excerpts: [... every custom of our barbarian ancestors in historic times persists in some form today. We make ourselves look formidable in battle-for that matter, ...... of civilization who is not proud of his heritage in England's glory is unworthy to enjoy his lesser heritage in the lesser glory of his own country. The ...... an aristocracy of leisure is the best possible kind of human ...]
Genres: [essaysDownloads: 200

A Fruitless Assignment

  [english | ]  

Ambrose Bierce


Summary: [Bierce A. An imperfect conflagration.--Bierce A. The crimson candle.--Bierce A. A fruitless assignment.--Bierce A. The devoted widow.--Stockton F. R. The lady or the tiger?--Bierce A. John Mortensons funeral.--Bierce A. Lion and mouse.--Poe E. A. The black cat.]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 351

A Horseman In The Sky

  [english | ]  

Ambrose Bierce


Excerpts: [... to be dead. He was asleep at his post of duty. But if detected he would be dead shortly afterward, that being the just and legal penalty of his crime. ...... cliff. Had he been awake he would have commanded a view, not only of the short arm of the road and the jutting rock but of the entire profile of the ...... savage scene, and through which the road had somehow made its climb ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 242

A Jug Of Sirup

  [english | ]  

Ambrose Bierce


Summary: [Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24 1842 - after 1913) was an American editorialist journalist short story writer fabulist and satirist. Today he is best known for his short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical lexicon The Devils Dictionary. The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work ? along with his vehemence as a critic with his motto nothing matters ? earned him ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 444

A Wireless Message

  [english | ]  

Ambrose Bierce


Summary: [Tom Swift (in some versions Tom Swift Jr. ) is the name of the central character in five series totaling over 100 volumes of juvenile science fiction and adventure novels that emphasize science invention and technology. The character was created by Edward Stratemeyer the founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate a book-packaging firm. His adventures have been written by a number of different ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 321

An Heiress From Redhorse

  [english | ]  

Ambrose Bierce


Summary: [Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24 1842 - after 1913) was an American editorialist journalist short story writer fabulist and satirist. Today he is best known for his short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical lexicon The Devils Dictionary. The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work ? along with his vehemence as a critic with his motto nothing matters ? earned him ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 362

An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

  [english | 1890]  

Ambrose Bierce


Excerpts: [... of the bridge they merely blockaded the two ends of the foot planking that traversed it. Beyond one of the sentinels nobody was in sight the railroad ran ...... man who was engaged in being hanged was apparently about thirty-five years of age. He was a civilian, if one might judge from his habit, which was that ...... The sergeant turned to the captain, saluted and placed himself ...]
Genres: [fiction and literatureDownloads: 19

Black Beetles In Amber

  [english | 1892]  

Ambrose Bierce


Excerpts: [... or late the Devil gets his own. Thenceforth through all eternity you'll hold. No one advantage of the later death. Though you had granted Ralph ...... glooming all the skies. A dream of gleaming teeth and foetid breath. Of jackals wrangling at the feast of death. A dream of broken necks ...... jar,. Shall say: These bards are an uncommon class-. They blow their noses with a tube of ...]
Genres: [poetryDownloads: 210

Can Such Things Be

  [english | ]  

Ambrose Bierce


Summary: [The Meaning of Things: Applying Philosophy to Life is a 200 page book by A. C. Grayling first published in 2001. Written without footnotes with the intention to popularize philosophical reasoning it consists of short essays on a variety of subjects which although deeply rooted in philosophy are everyday phenomena encountered recognized and understood by everyone.]
Genres: [short story collection | fiction and literatureDownloads: 375

Diccionario Del Diablo

  [spanish | 1911]  

Ambrose Bierce


Summary: [El Diccionario Del Diablo by Ambrose Bierce. A virtual onslaught of acerbic confrontational wordplay this work-which first appeared in the San Francisco News Letter in 1875-adds approximately 1 600 wickedly clever definitions to the vocabulary of everyday life. Little is sacred and few are safe as the author targets just about any pursuit from matrimony to immortality exposing people s willful ...]
Genres: [non-fiction | humorDownloads: 120

El Incidente Del Puente Del Buho

  [spanish | 1891]  

Ambrose Bierce


Excerpts: [... metros m'as abajo. Ten'ia las manos detr'as de la espalda, las mu~necas sujetas con una soga otra soga, colgada al cuello y atada a un grueso tirante ...... derecha reposaba encima de la izquierda. Sin contar con los verdugos y el reo en el medio del puente, nadie se mov'ia. La compa~n'ia de soldados, delante ...... la que hab'ia estado de pie. El sargento se volvi'o hacia el ...]
Genres: [fiction | horror | short storiesDownloads: 136

Fantastic Fables

  [english | 1899]  

Ambrose Bierce


Excerpts: [... Highwayman and the Traveller The Policeman and the Citizen The Writer and the Tramps Two Politicians The Fugitive Office The Tyrant Frog The Eligible ...... the gilded steeple.. And what are you going to do with the nice new frown. the Pugilist asked. Put down pugilism - if I have to wear it night ...... cat-headed gorilla, and an armful of rattlesnakes.. But the Showman passed on, ...]
Genres: [short story collection | fantasyDownloads: 199

George Thurston Three Incidents In The Life Of A Man

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Ambrose Bierce


Summary: [Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24 1842 - after 1913) was an American editorialist journalist short story writer fabulist and satirist. Today he is best known for his short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical lexicon The Devils Dictionary. The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work ? along with his vehemence as a critic with his motto nothing matters ? earned him ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 342

Killed At Resaca

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Ambrose Bierce


Summary: [Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24 1842 - after 1913) was an American editorialist journalist short story writer fabulist and satirist. Today he is best known for his short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical lexicon The Devils Dictionary. The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work ? along with his vehemence as a critic with his motto nothing matters ? earned him ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 209

Moxon Master

  [english | ]  

Ambrose Bierce


Summary: [Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24 1842 - after 1913) was an American editorialist journalist short story writer fabulist and satirist. Today he is best known for his short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical lexicon The Devils Dictionary. The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work ? along with his vehemence as a critic with his motto nothing matters ? earned him ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 440

My Favorite Murder

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Ambrose Bierce


Summary: [Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24 1842 - after 1913) was an American editorialist journalist short story writer fabulist and satirist. Today he is best known for his short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical lexicon The Devils Dictionary. The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work ? along with his vehemence as a critic with his motto nothing matters ? earned him ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 63

One Of The Missing

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Ambrose Bierce


Summary: [The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace is a 2004 non-fiction book by Dennis Ross on the history of and his participation in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the Arab-Israeli peace process. Ross an American diplomat was the Director of Policy Planning in the State Department under President George H. W. Bush and the special Middle East coordinator under ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 418

One Summer Night

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Ambrose Bierce


Summary: [Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24 1842 - after 1913) was an American editorialist journalist short story writer fabulist and satirist. Today he is best known for his short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical lexicon The Devils Dictionary. The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work ? along with his vehemence as a critic with his motto nothing matters ? earned him ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 169

Present At A Hanging And Other Ghost Stories

  [english | ]  

Ambrose Bierce


Summary: [Nice storytelling -- a good little scare!]
Genres: [ghost stories | short story collection | audiobookDownloads: 262

Shapes Of Clay

  [english | ]  

Ambrose Bierce


Summary: [Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24 1842 - after 1913) was an American editorialist journalist short story writer fabulist and satirist. Today he is best known for his short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical lexicon The Devils Dictionary. The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work ? along with his vehemence as a critic with his motto nothing matters ? earned him ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 390
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