An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

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by Ambrose Bierce, Marty Neumeier
     
 

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Travelman Publishing Editorial Board: Martin Amis, Mark Amory, Beryl Bainbridge, Alexander Chancelor, Dame Muriel Spark, William Trevor, and Auberon Waugh.

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Travelman Publishing Editorial Board: Martin Amis, Mark Amory, Beryl Bainbridge, Alexander Chancelor, Dame Muriel Spark, William Trevor, and Auberon Waugh.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871917706
Publisher:
Creative Company, The
Publication date:
10/28/1980
Series:
Short Story Library
Pages:
40
Age Range:
9 Years

Meet the Author

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce 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.

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Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
ErinKoiso More than 1 year ago
What an amazingly graphic story. The words poetic! Beautiful....
Guest More than 1 year ago
to find this title after so man years outside highschool is truly remarkable. thank god for the simple pleasures like chatting with a former american literature instructor, and to have her remind me that such a classic was real, and not the product of my own overly active mind. the story, in it's portrayal, has quite the turn at the end, leaving one to wonder just exactly how so much could take place within the beat of a heart. a masterpiece that should be a required reading by all students, regardless of age. this will be one that my 7 year old will find fascinating.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this in my English class. I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 27 page free short story of the occurrance of a hanging during the American Civil War - amazing. Found reference of this tale in a paranormal story pf all places - there is a .89 complete works (5000+ pages) of this author on Nook, but to 'try later, unavailable at this time'. A synopsis of his biography is included after the story. Will read some of The Devil's Dictionary next.
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A MUST READ ... THATS ALL I'M GOING TO SAY ...