Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories

Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories

by Ambrose Bierce

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Overview

Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories is a classic horror story collection by the great American author, Ambrose Bierce. This collection contains a variety of gripping horror tales including the title piece these other titles: The Ways 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 -- The Difficulty of Crossing a Field -- An Unfinished Race -- Charles Ashmore's Trail -- Science to the Front

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781989708354
Publisher: Brian Westland
Publication date: 10/11/2019
Pages: 60
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (born June 24, 1842; died sometime after December 26, 1913) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. Today, he is probably best-known for his short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and his 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".

Despite his reputation as a searing critic, Bierce was known to encourage younger writers, including poet George Sterling and fiction writer W. C. Morrow. Bierce employed a distinctive style of writing, especially in his stories. His style often embraces an abrupt beginning, dark imagery, vague references to time, limited descriptions, impossible events and the theme of war.

In 1913, Bierce traveled to Mexico to gain first-hand experience of the Mexican Revolution. While traveling with rebel troops, he disappeared without a trace.

Table of Contents

The Ways 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

The Difficulty of Crossing a Field

An Unfinished Race

Charles Ashmore's Trail

Science to the Front

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