For the first time in publishing history, Delphi Classics is proud to present the complete works of master storyteller Ambrose Bierce. This comprehensive eBook is spiced with numerous illustrations, rare and forgotten texts, concise introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Bierce's life and works
* Concise introductions to the collections and other texts
* The rare novella THE DANCE OF DEATH appears here for the first time in digital print
* ALL the short story collections, with individual contents tables
* Featuring 475 tales, many appearing for the first time in digital print
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Famous works such as COBWEBS FROM AN EMPTY SKULL
are fully illustrated with their original artwork
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry, essays and the short stories
* Easily locate the works you want to read
* The complete non-fiction, with many scarce essays and newspaper articles
* Includes Bierce's letters - spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence
* Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Bierce’s contribution to literature
* Also provides a unique ‘Biercian Texts’ section with interesting articles on the works and disappearance of Ambrose Bierce
* Features a bonus full-length biography - discover Bierce's literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
THE DANCE OF DEATH
THE MONK AND THE HANGMAN’S DAUGHTER
THE LAND BEYOND THE BLOW
The Short Story Collections
THE FIEND’S DELIGHT
COBWEBS FROM AN EMPTY SKULL
PRESENT AT A HANGING, AND OTHER GHOST STORIES
IN THE MIDST OF LIFE: TALES OF SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS
CAN SUCH THINGS BE?
THE PARENTICIDE CLUB
THE FOURTH ESTATE
THE OCEAN WAVE
KINGS OF BEASTS
The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
The Poetry Collections
BLACK BEETLES IN AMBER
SHAPES OF CLAY
FABLES IN RHYME
SOME ANTE-MORTEM EPITAPHS
THE SCRAP HEAP
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
THE SHADOW ON THE DIAL, AND OTHER ESSAYS
THE DEVIL’S DICTIONARY
WRITE IT RIGHT
ASHES OF THE BEACON
“ON WITH THE DANCE!”: A REVIEW
A CYNIC LOOKS AT LIFE
BITS OF AUTOBIOGRAPHY
MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
LIST OF ESSAYS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF ESSAYS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
THE LETTERS OF AMBROSE BIERCE
AMBROSE BIERCE by Vincent Starrett
AMBROSE BIERCE: AN APPRAISAL by Frederic Tabor Cooper
ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO BOOST BIERCE INTO IMMORTALITY
THE UNDERGROUND REPUTATION OF AMBROSE BIERCE
AMBROSE BIERCE by Ella Sterling Cummins
LIST OF BIERCIAN ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
AMBROSE BIERCE: A BIOGRAPHY by Carey McWilliams
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Here is the bottom line; if you enjoy reading classic authors like Ambrose Bierce and others, just seek out their works from Delphi Classics. I've tried the free Gutenberg public domain editions and while some are fine, they all have drawbacks. The main reasons to go with Delphi are first and foremost, having an author's entire works in one collection AND with a clickable table of contents. This allows you to go directly to a story, poem, biography, etc., without searching page by page. Delphi also includes nice bonuses, like images and scholarly reference materials. I was very excited to receive this collection, as I'm a lover of weird fiction and it does not disappoint. Check out their website also, for special offers and early releases. I've signed-up for their newsletter and they notify when they add to their collections, often including a discount. I probably have around a dozen of these collections on my Kindle and they are all very satisfying.
Ambrose Bierce wrote one of the most haunting short stories I've ever read , "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge". This story alone is worth the price of the book. But then you get "The Devil's Dictionary",and a host of other wonderful stories, such as "Chickamauga".
Bierce is witty with such a wry humor, you find yourself smiling while you are reading. And on the other hand, his other stories are nightmare producing.
After reading all of this, I really would like to know more about his disappearance. He was definitely a true man of mystery.
I don't think anyone will be disappointed who reads this collection of fine literature.
I've purchased a fairly sizable number of Delphi Classics collections thus far and have been pleased with them on the whole. This one is very good, but I cannot seem to locate For the Akhoond in here. It's included in The Collected Stories of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 1, which was first published in 1909 and is thus in the public domain and should be in here. Everything else from that volume I can easily find in here, so its apparent absence puzzles me somewhat.
Still, it's hard to quibble about one story when there's so much else from and about Bierce here to enjoy. I'll probably send an e-mail to Delphi, as they seem to be prompt and responsive. There was a similar absence from their Twain collection (two stories) which was rectified. If you like Bierce, then you will enjoy this immensely. I'll be adding more Delphi collections in the future.
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