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The devil's dictionary, tales, & memoirs / Ambrose Bierce ; S.T. Joshi, editor.

Author/creator Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914?
Other author/creatorJoshi, S. T., 1958-
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Library of America : Distributed to the trade in the United States by Penguin Group (USA), ©2011.
Descriptionix, 880 pages ; 21 cm.
Variant title Ambrose Bierce : the devil's dictionary, tales, and memoirs
Variant title Devil's dictionary, tales, and memoirs.
Series Library of America ; 219
Library of America ; 219. ^A515081
Contents In the midst of life (Tales of soldiers and civilians). 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 -- One officer, one man -- George Thurston -- The mocking-bird. Civilians: The man out of the nose -- An adventure at Brownville -- The famous Gilson bequest -- The applicant -- A watcher by the dead -- The man and the snake -- A holy terror -- The suaitable surroundings -- The boarded window -- A lady from Redhorse -- The eyes of the panther --
Contents Can such things be? Can such things be?: The death of Halpin Frayser -- The secret of Macarger's Gulch -- One summer night -- The moonlit road -- A diagnosis of death -- Moxon's master -- A tough tussle -- One of twins -- The haunted valley -- A jug of sirup -- Staley Fleming's hallucination -- A resumed identity -- A baby tramp -- The night-doings at "Deadman's" -- Beyond the wall -- A psychological shipwreck -- The middle tow of the right foot -- John Mortonson's funeral -- The realm of the undead -- John Bartine's watch -- The damned thing -- Haïta the shepherd -- An inhabitant of Carcosa -- The stranger --
Contents The way of ghosts: Present at a hanging -- A cold greeting -- A wireless message -- An arrest. Soldier folk: A man with two lives -- Three and one are one -- A baffled ambuscade -- Two military executions. Some haunted houses: The isle of pines -- A fruitless assignment -- A vine on a house -- At old man Eckert's -- The spook house -- The other lodgers -- The thing at Nolan. "Mysterious disappearances": The difficulty of crossing a field -- An unfinished race -- Charles Ashmore's trail. The Devil's dictionary.
Contents Bits of autobiography: On a mountain -- What I saw of Shiloh -- A little of Chickamauga -- The crime at Pickett's Mill -- Four days in Dixie -- What occurred at Franklin -- 'Way down in Alabam' -- Working for an Empress -- Across the plains -- The mirage -- A sole survivor. Selected stories: Mrs. Dennison's head -- The man overboard -- Jupiter Doke, Brigadier-General -- A bottomless grave -- For the Ahkhoond -- My favorite murder -- Oil of dog -- Ashes of the beacon.
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