An Affair of Outposts

An Affair of Outposts

by Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

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Overview

Ambrose Bierce’s An Affair of Outposts” mixes melodrama with graphic combat writing to tell the story of an ill-fated love triangle. Betrayed by his wife, a young man with southern sympathies requests a commission in the Union Army from the Governor of his State. The Governor is reluctant but the man convinces him he wishes to be dead”. When the governor visits the regiment during a battle, the young captain dies saving his life. The ending is classic Bierce, with an ironic twist that reveals the deeper drama underlying the story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781974928309
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 12
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 - 1914) was an American short story writer, journalist, poet, and Civil War veteran. A prolific and versatile writer, Bierce was regarded as one of the most influential journalists in the United States, and as a pioneering writer of realist fiction.

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