An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

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by Ambrose Bierce
     
 

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Easily one of Ambrose Bierce's most popular stories, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge has fascinated readers since its first publication and was even adapted into an episode of The Twilight Zone.

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Easily one of Ambrose Bierce's most popular stories, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge has fascinated readers since its first publication and was even adapted into an episode of The Twilight Zone.

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ISBN-13:
9781496092540
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/27/2014
Pages:
26
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.05(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 - circa 1914) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. He wrote the short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and compiled a 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.
Early life
Bierce was born in a log cabin at Horse Cave Creek in Meigs County, Ohio on June 24, 1842, to Marcus Aurelius Bierce (1799-1876) and Laura Sherwood Bierce. His mother was a descendant of William Bradford. His parents were a poor but literary couple who instilled in him a deep love for books and writing. The boy grew up in Kosciusko County, Indiana, attending high school at the county seat, Warsaw.
He was the tenth of thirteen children whose father gave all of them names beginning with the letter "A". In order of birth, the Bierce siblings were Abigail, Amelia, Ann, Addison, Aurelius, Augustus, Almeda, Andrew, Albert, Ambrose, Arthur, Adelia, and Aurelia. He left home at age fifteen to become a "printer's devil" at a small Ohio newspaper.

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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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Guest More than 1 year ago
A MUST READ ... THATS ALL I'M GOING TO SAY ...