Violence - particularly its psychological effect - and the macabre are dominant themes in this collection of short stories. Many of the tales vividly describe the horrors of the American Civil War and reflect Bierce's own revulsion for the life he experienced as a Union soldier.Violence - particularly its psychological effect - and the macabre are dominant themes in this collection of short stories. Many of the tales vividly describe the horrors of the American Civil War and reflect Bierce's own revulsion for the life he experienced as a Union soldier.Read Less
Very good. No dust jacket as issued. A bare hint of exterior edge wear, otherwise near like new and unmarked, cover to cover. 254 p. Includes bibliography. White softcover with roughly sketched devilish drawing on front cover Hard to find Bierce short stories, originally published in 1891 as "Tales of Soldiers and Civilians", including "An Occurence at Owl's Creek Bridge", etc. Sardonic and surreal.
Good. No Jacket. Size: 5 X 7 5/8; FIRST EDITION copyright 1909, Stated Third Printing Thus, States 1926 on the Title Page. A collection of unromanticised true stories from the era of the American Civil War. GOOD CONDITION/NO DUST JACKET IS INCLUDED. Brown cloth embossed boards, brown topstain to match. Square corners. Not frayed. Minor sunning and insect damage to spine, binding has minor repair at title page. Bright pages, not foxed. Since Mr. Bierce was very political, he sometimes had difficulty in getting published as follows: PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION-Denied existence by the chief publishing houses of the country, this book owes itself to Mr. E. I.G. Steele, merchant, of this city [San Francisco]. In attesting Mr. Steele's faith in his judgment and his friend, it will serve its author's main and best ambition. A.B. San Francisco, Sept. 4, 1891." The fate of Ambrose Bierce is unknown since he disappeared in Mexico while riding with Pancho Villa in 1913. RARE/SCARCE. Will ship from United States.
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