Tales of Soldiers and Civilians and Other Stories

Tales of Soldiers and Civilians and Other Stories - Penguin Classics

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Synopsis

Questing after Pancho Villa's revolutionary forces, Ambrose Bierce rode into Mexico in 1913 and was never seen again. He left behind him theDevil's Dictionary and a remarkable body of short fiction.

This new collection gathers some of Bierce's finest stories, including the celebrated Civil War fictions 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' and 'Chickamauga', his macabre masterpieces, and his tales of supernatural horror. Reminiscent of Poe, these stories are marked by a sardonic humour and a realistic study of tense emotional states.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Book information

ISBN: 9780140437560
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.4
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 274
Weight: 238g
Height: 128mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 33mm