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by Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce

Author: Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce
Language: English
Publisher: Forgotten Books (October 15, 2008)
Pages: 26 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" (1890) is a short story by the American writer and Civil War veteran Ambrose Bierce. Described as "one of the most famous and frequently anthologized stories in American literature", it was originally published by The San Francisco Examiner on July 13, 1890, and was first collected in Bierce's book Tales of Soldiers and Civilians (1891). The story, which is set during the American Civil War, is known for its irregular time sequence and twist ending.

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – circa 1914) was an American Civil War soldier, wit, and writer. Very deep in symbolic and literal meaning, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge is a story that really packs a punch. Bierce's book The Devil's Dictionary was named as one of "The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature" by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration.

About The Author Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842–1914) was a journalist, writer, and satirist best known for "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "The Devil's Dictionary. Bierce had a distinctive writing style that includes dark imagery, fantasy and war. Bierce disappeared while in Mexico hoping to gain experience of the Mexican Revolution and was not seen again.

He wrote the short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and compiled a satirical lexicon, The Devil's Dictionary

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".

Full name Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce; also wrote under the pseudonyms Dod Grile and William Herman) American short . Critics identify the major theme of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge as the human need to escape death.

Full name Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce; also wrote under the pseudonyms Dod Grile and William Herman) American short story writer, journalist, poet, essayist, and critic. The following entry presents criticism of Bierce's short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, which was initially published in 1890 and later appeared in the collection of short stories titled Tales of Soldiers and Civilians (1891).

The Project Gutenberg EBook of An Occurrence at Owl Creek, by Ambrose Bierce. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. Author: Ambrose Bierce. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at ww. utenberg. Title: An Occurrence at Owl Creek. Release Date: March 19, 2008.

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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce had a diverse literary, military and journalistic career, during which his sardonic . By 1891 although his marriage had fallen apart he had published ‘An Occurrence at Owl Creek’ his classic short story.

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce had a diverse literary, military and journalistic career, during which his sardonic view of human nature ensured he was both frequently critical and frequently criticised. He was born on June 24th 1842 at Horse Cave Creek in Meigs Country, Ohio. To this he quickly added volumes of poetry and further volumes of stories and essays as well as a thriving career with the Hearst Organisation.

"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" (sometimes called "An Incident at Owl Creek Bridge") is a famous short story by Ambrose Bierce. It was originally published in 1890, and first anthologized in Bierce's 1891 collection, Tales of Soldiers and Civilians. The story is famous for its irregular time sequence and twist ending.Set during the American Civil War, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is the story of Peyton Farquhar, a Confederate sympathizer condemned to die by hanging upon the Owl Creek Bridge of the title. The main character finds himself already bound at the bridge's edge at the beginning of the story. It is later revealed that a disguised Union scout enlisted him to attempt to demolish the bridge, and subsequently he was caught in the act. (Quote from wikipedia.org)About the AuthorAmbrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 - 1914)Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (24 June 1842 - 1914) was an American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer and satirist, today best known for his An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and The Devil's Dictionary.His dark, sardonic views and vehemence as a critic earned him the nickname, "Bitter Bierce". Such was his reputation that it was said his judgment on any piece of prose or poetry could make or break a writer's career. Among the younger writers whom he encouraged were the poet George Sterling and the fiction writer W. C. Morrow. (Quote from wikipedia.org)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.http://www.forgottenbooks.org