Can Such Things Be?

Can Such Things Be?

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Ambrose Bierce never owned a horse, a carriage, or a car; he was a renter who never owned his own home. He was a man on the move, a man who traveled light: and in the end he rode, with all of his possessions, on a rented horse into the Mexican desert to join Pancho Villa -- never to return. Can Such Things Be? Once William Randolph Hearst -- Bierce's employer, who was bragging about his own endless collections of statuary, art, books, tapestries, and, of course real estate like Hearst Castle -- once William Randolph Hearst asked Bierce what he collected. Bierce responded, smugly: "I collect words. And ideas. Like you, I also store them. But in the reservoir of my mind. I can take them out and display them at a moment's notice. Eminently portable, Mr. Hearst. And I don't find it necessary to show them all at the same time." Such things _can_ be. twenty-four tales of the weird by Ambrose Bierce, renowned master of the macabreshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 154.9 x 226.1 x 15.2mm | 353.81g
  • Borgo Press
  • Rockville, MD, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1587158647
  • 9781587158643

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