Ambrose Bierce: The Devill

Ambrose Bierce: The Devill

by Bruce Watson
     
 
Once derided as a hopeless cynic, American author Ambrose Bierce now enjoys a solid literary reputation. Witty and sardonic, Bierce speaks to our own scandal-ridden times. His savage Civil War stories have become classics and his Devil�s Dictionary is often quoted. In this short-form biography, Bruce Watson explores the sorrow behind the wit, and probes Bierce�s

Overview

Once derided as a hopeless cynic, American author Ambrose Bierce now enjoys a solid literary reputation. Witty and sardonic, Bierce speaks to our own scandal-ridden times. His savage Civil War stories have become classics and his Devil�s Dictionary is often quoted. In this short-form biography, Bruce Watson explores the sorrow behind the wit, and probes Bierce�s mysterious disappearance a century ago.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013751514
Publisher:
New Word City, Inc.
Publication date:
04/25/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,138,125
File size:
605 KB

Meet the Author

Bruce Watson is the author of four acclaimed books of American history, including Sacco and Vanzetti, Freedom Summer, and Bread and Roses, each published by Viking. As a frequent contributor to Smithsonian, Watson wrote more than 40 feature articles on topics ranging from eels to Ferraris to the history of Coney Island. His pieces have also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Yankee, and The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2003.

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