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  • Write it Rightby Ambrose Bierce

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    American satirist and critic Ambrose Bierce may be best remembered for his caustic wit, but he was also a first-rate prose stylist who put a lot of effort into shaping the next generation of journalists and writers. Write it Right is Bierce's tough-love compendium of unforgivable literary sins. more...

  • The Fiend's Delightby Ambrose Bierce

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Known for his biting wit, American author and satirist Ambrose Bierce got his start in the literary world by publishing essays and articles in California-based periodicals. The Fiend's Delight brings together an eclectic selection of these early pieces. more...

  • Black Beetles in Amberby Ambrose Bierce

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though he is today best remembered for his acerbic satire, American writer Ambrose Bierce had a surprisingly broad range as a writer. Black Beetles in Amber is a collection of Bierce's poetry, which ranges from humorous verse to hauntingly tender lyrics. more...

  • Fantastic Fablesby Ambrose Bierce

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Don't judge a book by its cover -- if you're looking for tall tales about Greek gods or American folk heroes, you're in the wrong place. Instead, noted satirist Ambrose Bierce unleashes the full wrath of his wit on the leaders of industry, church, and state in this series of sharp-edged but hilariously spot-on short tales and vignettes. more...

  • Can Such Things Be?by Ambrose Bierce

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Ambrose Bierce gained literary acclaim as a skilled satirist and chronicler of battlefield bravery. In the thrilling collection Can Such Things Be?, the Devil's Dictionary scribe turns his attention to all things spooky and fantastical. It's the perfect collection to read in front of the fire on a dark and stormy night. more...

  • The Parenticide Clubby Ambrose Bierce

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    The bone-chilling stories related in the collection The Parenticide Club vary widely in tone, style and setting, but they share one characteristic in common: all of the narrators have gravely injured or killed a family member, often a parent. Those with the constitution to make it to the end of the book will marvel at Bierce's inventiveness and... more...

  • Cobwebs From an Empty Skullby Ambrose Bierce

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Dive into this eclectic, entertaining collection of tales from Ambrose Bierce, one of the masters of the American short story. Cobwebs From an Empty Skull brings together fables, essays, observations, and other thoroughly engaging odds and ends that readers of all tastes and interests are sure to enjoy. more...

  • The Devil's Dictionaryby Ambrose Bierce

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 9.95

    The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881, and was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until 1906. In that year a large part of it was published in covers with the title The Cynic's Word Book, a name which the author had not the power to reject or happiness to approve. To quote the publishers of the present work:... more...

  • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridgeby Ambrose Bierce

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    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. more...

  • A Cargo of Catby Ambrose Bierce

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; Not Available

    After his ship springs a leak during a voyage, a sailor details the amusingly bizarre dangers that one can face when transporting a cargo of cats across the open seas. This light-hearted short story by Ambrose Bierce was originally published in The Wasp , a magazine he edited. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in... more...