Bierce Fables

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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. He wrote the short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and compiled a satirical lexicon, The Devil s Dictionary. His vehemence as a critic, his motto Nothing matters, and the sardonic view of human nature that informed his work, all earned him the nickname Bitter Bierce.

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Brilliant and magnetic as are these two studies by Ambrose Bierce, and especially significant as coming from one who was a boy soldier in the Civil War, they merely reflect one side of his original and many-faceted genius. Poet, critic, satirist, fun-maker, incomparable writer of fables and masterly prose sketches, a seer of startling insight, a reasoner mercilessly logical, with the delicate wit and keenness of an Irving or an Addison, the dramatic quality of a Hugo, all of these, and still in the prime of his powers; yet so restricted has been his output and so little exploited that only the judicious few have been impressed.

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This short story collection by Ambrose Bierce has all of the following stories: The Moral Principle and the Material Interest, The Crimson Candle, The Blotted Escutcheon and the Soiled Ermine, The Ingenious Patriot, Two Kings, An Officer and a Thug, The Conscientious Official, How Leisure Came, The Moral Sentiment, The Politicians, The Thoughtful Warden, The Treasury and the Arms, The Christian Serpent, The Broom of the Temple, The Critics, The Foolish Woman, Father and Son, The Discontented Malefactor, A Call to Quit, The Man and the Lightning, The Lassoed Bear, The Ineffective Rooter, A Protagonist of Silver, The Holy Deacon, A Hasty Settlement, The Wooden Guns, The Reform School Board, The Poet s Doom, The Noser and the Note, The Cat and the King, The Literary Astronomer, The Lion and the Rattlesnake, The Man with No Enemies, The Alderman and the Raccoon, The Flying Machine, The Angel s Tear, The City of Political Distinction, The Party Over There, The Poetess of Reform, The Unchanged Diplomatist, An Invitation, The Ashes of Madame Blavatsky, The Opossum of the Future, The Life Savers, The Australian Grasshopper, The Pavior, The Tried Assassin, The Bumbo of Jiam, The Two Poets, The Thistles upon the Grave, The Shadow of the Leader, The Sagacious Rat, The Member and the Soap, Alarm and Pride, - , A Causeway, - , Two in Trouble, The Witch s Steed, The All Dog, The Farmer s Friend, Physicians Two, The Overlooked Factor, A Racial Parallel, The Honest Cadi, The Kangaroo and the Zebra, A Matter of Method, The Man of Principle, The Returned Californian, The Compassionate Physician, Two of the Damned, The Austere Governor, Religions of Error, The Penitent Elector, The Tail of the Sphinx, A Prophet of Evil, The Crew of the Life-boat, A Treaty of Peace, The Nightside of Character, The Faithful Cashier, The Circular Clew, The Devoted Widow, The Hardy Patriots, The Humble Peasant, The Various Delegation, The No Case, A Harmless Visitor, The Judge and the Rash Act, .

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In this book, Ron Larson twists in rhyme both well-known and little-known fables of Aesop and Ambrose Bierce. Bierce twisted some of Aesop's fables, and now Larson returns the favor to both men. For example, perhaps "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" did so not out of boredom or an attempt to seek attention, but instead wanted to lure the townspeople away from the town "to his flock in order that his gang could loot the town almost non-stop.

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Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914) was a short story writer, an editorialist, a satirist and a journalist. He is best known for his Devil's Dictionary. His sardonic view of human nature and his tough stance as a critic earned him the nickname "Bitter Bierce". Despite his reputation Bierce always encouraged young writers. Bierce went to Mexico to get a first hand view of the revolution.

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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). 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.

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This short story collection by Ambrose Bierce has all of the following stories: Fables Of Zambri, The Parsee, Divers Tales, The Grateful Bear, The Setting Sachem, Feodora, The Legend Of Immortal Truth, Converting A Prodigal, Four Jacks And A Knave, Dr. Deadwood, I Presume, Nut-cracking, The Magician s Little Joke, Seafaring, Tony Rollo s Conclusion, No Charge For Attendance, Pernicketty s Fright, Juniper, Following The Sea, A Tale Of Spanish Vengeance, Mrs.

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In this book, Ron Larson twists in rhyme both well-known and little-known fables of Aesop and Ambrose Bierce. Bierce twisted some of Aesop's fables, and now Larson returns the favor to both men. For example, perhaps "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" did so not out of boredom or an attempt to seek attention, but instead wanted to lure the townspeople away from the town "to his flock in order that his gang could loot the town almost non-stop.

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Excerpt from A Son of the Gods: And a Horseman in the Sky Brilliant and magnetic as are these two studies by Ambrose Bierce, and especially significant as coming from one who was a boysoldier in the Civil War, they merely reflect one side of his original and many-faceted genius. Poet, critic, satirist, fan-maker, incomparable writer of fables and masterly prose sketches, a seer of startling insight, a reasoner mercilessly logical, with the delicate wit and keenness of an Irving or an Addison, the dramatic quality of a Hugo, - all of these, and still in the prime of his powers; yet so restricted has been his output and so little exploited that only the judicious few have been impressed.

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Beginning with the piece that made Mark Twain famous-"The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"-and ending with his fanciful "How I Edited an Agricultural Paper," this treasure trove of an anthology, an abridgment of the 1888 original, collects twenty of Twain's own pieces, in addition to tall tales, fables, and satires by forty-three of Twain's contemporaries, including Washington Irving, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ambrose Bierce, William Dean Howells, Joel Chandler Harris, Artemus Ward, and Bret Harte.

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Fantastic Fables" from Ambrose Bierce. American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist (1842 1914).

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Volume 6 of the "Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce" (title: "The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter and Fantastic Fables") is a facsimile reprint of the 250-copy limited edition of 1911.

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Bierce was considered a master of pure English by his contemporaries, and virtually everything that came from his pen was notable for its judicious wording and economy of style. He wrote in a variety of literary genres. His short stories are held 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, The Boarded Window, Killed at Resaca, and Chickamauga.

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This book by Ambrose Bierce has all of his short stories in following collections: Can Such Things Be? Cobwebs from an Empty Skull, Fantastic Fables, In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians, Kings of Beasts, Miscellaneous Tales, Negligible Tales, Present at a Hanging, and Other Ghost Stories, The Fiend s Delight, The Fourth Estate, The Ocean Wave, The Parenticide Club, Two Administrations

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This volume gathers together the 850 fables written by Bierce over his forty-year career, including more than 400 fables never reprinted from the magazines and newspapers in which they originally appeared. Bierce's fables are distinguished for their biting wit and their cynical reflection of the political and social events of his time. Local and national political figures; corrupt lawyers, judges, and clergymen; and even incidents in the Spanish-American War are all mercilessly lampooned.

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