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Book Title: Can Such Things Be?|
The author of the book: Ambrose Bierce
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 17.66 MB
Edition: The Cassell Publishing Co.
Date of issue: 1893
Read full description of the books:Ambrose Bierce is one of the most notable and influential American horror authors, bridging the period between Poe and Lovecraft. His spare precise prose and sardonic wit easily set him apart from a genre full of melodrama and purple prose. This is the second collection of his short stories published during his lifetime, and contains such classics of American horror as 'Haita the Shepherd', 'An Inhabitant of Carcosa', 'The Death of Halpin Frayser', and 'The Damned Thing'.
Read information about the authorAmbrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842-1914) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist. Today, he is best known for his short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical lexicon, The Devil's Dictionary.
The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work – along with his vehemence as a critic, with his motto "nothing matters" – earned him the nickname "Bitter Bierce."
Despite his reputation as a searing critic, however, 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. This style often embraces an abrupt beginning, dark imagery, vague references to time, limited descriptions, the theme of war, and impossible events.
Bierce disappeared in December 1913. He is believed to have traveled to Mexico to gain a firsthand perspective on that country's ongoing revolution.
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