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Book Title: In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians (Classic Reprint)|
The author of the book: Ambrose Bierce
ISBN 13: 9781440033889
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 11.15 MB
Edition: Forgotten Books
Date of issue: June 16th 2016
Read full description of the books:A HORSEMAN IN THE SKY.
ONE sunny afternoon in the autumn of the year 1861, a soldier lay in a clump of laurel by the side of a road in Western Virginia. He lay at full length, upon his stomach, his feet resting upon the toes, his head upon the left forearm. His extended right hand loosely grasped his rifle. But for the somewhat methodical disposition of his limbs and a slight rhythmic movement of the cartridge box at the back of his belt, he might have been thought to be dead. He was asleep at his post of duty. But if detected he would be dead shortly afterward, that being the just and legal penalty of his crime.
The clump of laurel in which the criminal lay was in the angle of a road which, after ascending, southward, a steep acclivity to that point, turned sharply to the west, running along the summit for perhaps one hundred
Table of Contents
A HORSEMAN IN THE SKY 9"; AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE 2t; CHICK AM AUG A 41; A SOX OF THE GODS 55; ONE OF THE MISSING 69; KILLED AT RESACA 9S; THE AFFAIR AT COULTER'S NOTCH 105; A TOUGH TUSSLEt 123; THE COUP DE GRACE 139; PARKER ADDKRSON, PHILOSOPHER 151; CIVILIANS-; A WATCHER BY THE DEAD 165; THE MAN AND THE SNAKE 187; A HOLY TERROR 200; THE SUITABLE SURROUNDINGS 227; AN INHABITANT OF CARCOSA 211; THE BOARDED WINDOW249; THE MIDDLE TOE OF THE RIGHT FOOT 259; HATTA THE SHEPHERD 277; AN HEIRESS FROM RED HORSE 289
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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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