Tales Of Soldiers  -     By: Ambrose Bierce
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Tales Of Soldiers

Penguin Classics / 2000 / Paperback

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Questing after Panco Villa's revolutionary forces, Ambrose Bierce rode into Mexico in 1913 and completely vanished from the face of the earth. Though his ultimate fate remains a mystery to this day, Bierce's contribution to American Letters rests firmly on the basis of his incomparable Devil's Dictionary and a remarkable body of short fiction. This new collection gathers some three dozen of Bierce's finest stories, including the celebrated Civil War fictions "An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge" and Chickamauga"; his macabre masterpieces "The Damned Thing" and "Moxon's Master"; and his hilariously horrific "Oil of Dog" and "My Favorite Murder."

Tom Quirk, the volume's editor, provides a fascinating introductory essay, as well as indispensable explanatory notes, a glossary of military terms, and a catalog of Civil War battle sites and leaders.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 8.12 X 5.12 X .5 (inches)
ISBN: 0140437568
ISBN-13: 9780140437560
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Author Bio

Tom Quirk is the Catherine Paine Middlebush Professor of English at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is the editor of the Penguin Classics editions of Mark Twain's Tales, Speeches, Essays, and Sketches (1994) and Ambrose Bierce's Tales of Soldiers and Civilians and Other Stories (2000) and co-editor of The Portable American Realism Reader (1997). His other books include Coming to Grips with Huckleberry Finn (1993), Mark Twain: A Study of the Short Fiction (1997) and Nothing Abstract: Investigations in the American Literary Imagination (2001).

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