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Ghost Stories - Ambrose Bierce

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Ghost Stories - Ambrose Bierce

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Updated December 30, 2012
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A spooky collection of Ghost stories by Ambrose Bierce. Audio stories included when available! Look for the link called “Audio” under the story title. If your device’s media player won’t play the audio files we recommend the free ‘MX Player’ from the marketplace.

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.

Ghost Stories in this bumper Anthology:

A baby tramp
A diagnosis of death
A fruitless assignment
A jug of sirup
A pyschological shipwreck
A resumed identity
A tough tussle
A vine on a house
A watcher by the dead
A wireless message
An arrest
An inhabitant of Carcosa
An unfinished race
At old man Eckert’s
Beyond the wall
Haita the shepherd
John Bartine’s watch
John Mortonson’s funeral
One of twins
One summer night
Present at a hanging
Staley Fleming’s hallucination
The applicant
The damned thing
The death of Halpin Frayser
The difficulty of crossing a field
The eyes of the panther
The haunted valley
The isle of pines
The man and the snake
The middle toe of the right foot
The moonlit road
The night doings at “deadman’s”
The realm of the unreal
The secret of Macarger’s gulch
The spook house
The stranger
The thing at Nolan

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