Can Such Things Be: Tales of the Supernatural

Can Such Things Be: Tales of the Supernatural

by Ambrose Bierce
     
 

Can Such Things Be by Ambrose Bierce

24 tales of the supernatural penned by the Master of the Mysterious. From ghosts looking for revenge, long lost lovers that roam the in-between realm of shadows, Can Such Things Be? is a compendium of the strange and the supernatural.
This 'special' edition contains the original Denneker (De Nekker)

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Can Such Things Be by Ambrose Bierce

24 tales of the supernatural penned by the Master of the Mysterious. From ghosts looking for revenge, long lost lovers that roam the in-between realm of shadows, Can Such Things Be? is a compendium of the strange and the supernatural.
This 'special' edition contains the original Denneker (De Nekker) engravings from the 1544 Augsberb version of the 'Dance of Death' depicting Death himself walking among mortals while he beckons them to their graves - a rare book referred to twice by Bierce in 'Can Such Things Be'. So turn the lights down low, pour yourself a drink, and prepare to be taken into a world that only the brave or the foolish dare go.

  • The death of Halpin Frayser
  • The secret of Macarger’s Gulch
  • One summer night
  • The moonlit road
  • A diagnosis of death
  • Moxon’s master
  • A tough tussle
  • One of twins
  • The haunted valley
  • A jug of sirup
  • Staley Fleming’s hallucination
  • A resumed identity
  • Hazen’s brigade
  • A baby tramp
  • The night-doings at “Deadman’s”
  • A story that is untrue
  • Beyond the wall
  • A psychological shipwreck
  • The middle toe of the right foot
  • John Mortonson’s funeral
  • The realm of the unreal
  • John Bartine’s watch
  • A story by a physician
  • The damned thing
  • Haïta the shepherd
  • An inhabitant of Carcosa
  • The Stranger

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781484127674
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
06/10/2013
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

The disappearance of writer Ambrose Bierce in 1913 has remained one of the greatest mysteries within the literary world. After crossing the border into revolutionary Mexico, the 71-year-old prolific author, satirist, poet and journalist was never heard from again. Indeed the facts of such a disappearance would not seem out of place in one of his own fictional stories-such was his talent at weaving the strange and the unusual. It is however, not only his disappearance that remains remarkable. More remarkable was the life Bierce lived, the man he was, and the imprint he left on the world through his words.

This edition includes the 'Denneker' engravings. As included in two of his stories, the Denneker connection has been linked to Bierce aswell as H P Lovecraft

Contents:

  1. The Death of Halpin Frayser
  2. The Secret of Macarger’s Gulch
  3. One Summer Night
  4. The Moonlit Road
  5. A Diagnosis of Death
  6. Moxon’s Master
  7. A Tough Tussle
  8. One of Twins
  9. The Haunted Valley
  10. A Jug of Sirup
  11. Staley Fleming’s Hallucination
  12. A Resumed Identity
  13. A Baby Tramp
  14. The Night-Doings at ‘Dead-Man’s’
  15. Beyond the Wall
  16. A Psychological Shipwreck
  17. The Middle Toe of the Right Foot
  18. John Mortonson’s Funeral
  19. The Realm of the Unreal
  20. John Bartine’s Watch
  21. The Damned Thing
  22. Haita the Shepherd
  23. An Inhabitant of Carcosa
  24. The Stranger

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