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"The ghost is the most enduring figure in supernatural fiction. He is absolutely indestructible... He changes with the styles in fiction but he never goes out of fashion. He is the really permanent citizen of the earth, for mortals, at best, are but transients" - Dorothy ScarboroughThis new selection of ghost stories, by Michael Newton, brings together the best of the genre. From Elizabeth Gaskell's 'The Old Nurse's Story' through to Edith Wharton's 'Afterword', this collection covers all of the most terrifying tales of the genre. With a thoughtful introduction, and helpful notes, Newton places the stories contextually within the genre and elucidates the changing nature of the ghost story and how we interpret it.

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pubOne.­info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. A man stood upon a railroad bridge in northern Alabama, looking down into the swift water twenty feet below. The man's hands were behind his back, the wrists bound with a cord. A rope closely encircled his neck. It was attached to a stout cross-­timber above his head and the slack fell to the level of his knees. Some loose boards laid upon the ties supporting the rails of the railway supplied a footing for him and his executioners— two private soldiers of the Federal army, directed by a sergeant who in civil life may have been a deputy sheriff. At a short remove upon the same temporary platform was an officer in the uniform of his rank, armed. He was a captain. A sentinel at each end of the bridge stood with his rifle in the position known as “support, ” that is to say, vertical in front of the left shoulder, the hammer resting on the forearm thrown straight across the chest— a formal and . . .

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Sixteen dark and vivid selections by great satirist and short-­story writer. "A Horseman in the Sky,­" "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,­" "Chickamauga,­" "A Son of the Gods,­" "What I Saw of Shiloh,­" "Four Days in Dixie" and 10 more. Masterly tales offer excellent examples of Bierce's dark pessimism and storytelling power.

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pubOne.­info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. author of “tales of soldiers and civilians, ” “can such things be? ” “black beetles in amber, ” etc.

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Over 1,­000 barbed and brilliant definitions by the 19th-­century journalist and satirist often called "the American Swift.­" Congratulations are "the civility of envy.­" A coward is "one who in an emergency thinks with his legs.­" A historian is a "broad-­gauge gossip,­" more. H. L. Mencken called these "some of the most gorgeous witticisms in the English language.­"

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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce 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".
Bierce was considered a master of pure English by his contemporaries, and virtually everything that came from his pen was notable for its judicious wording and economy of style.

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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (born June 24, 1842; died sometime after December 26, 1913) was an American editorialist, journalist, short storywriter, 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. -­wikipedia

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Comment un auteur comme Ambrose Bierce a pu passer à ce point entre les mailles de la traduction en langue française, hors son Dictionnaire du diable et 2 ensembles traduits par Jacques Papy, le premier traducteur de Lovecraft (comme par hasard), bien difficiles à trouver maintenant.

Pourtant, il ne s’agit pas seulement d’un des maîtres de ce fantastique américain sans lequel il n’y aurait rien eu de la science-­fiction.

Ce qui donne à Ambrose Bierce sa dimension, c’est sa phrase. Tendue, abstraite. Presque rien de paysage ni de matériel, psychologie encore moins. Mais comme un très sec compte rendu d’autopsie ou rapport policier – il construit délibérément ainsi les images fulgurantes et puissantes qui émergent l’une après l’autre de sa phrase.

Est-­ce dû à l'étrangeté de sa vie, jusqu’à sa disparition en 1914, à 71 ans, en expédition chez les rebelles du Mexique ? Mais la réticence française qui le qualifie d'écrivain "et" journaliste comme si c'était un crime, n’est-­ce pas . . .

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge opens with the story's hero, Peyton Farquhar, hanging bound from a bridge, awaiting hanging. Farquhar is a Confederate sympathizer in the American Civil War and has been brought to this end by a Union spy. The novel was unique in its time for its jumbled chronology and is also famous for its surprising conclusion.

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