An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

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Ambrose Bierce's haunting 1890 short story An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge has a modern twist ending that never gets old. The narrative concerns the final thoughts of a Southern planter as he is being hanged by Union soldiers. In the brief period between the tightening of the noose and the actual breaking of his neck, something happens. The rope breaks and the man escapes. Or the man imagines he escapes. Which is it? .".".[the] greatest American short story... flawless... American genius."" - Kurt Vonnegut.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 1.78mm | 95.25g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514678322
  • 9781514678329

About Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842-1914) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. He wrote the short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and compiled a satirical lexicon, The Devil's Dictionary. His vehemence as a critic, his motto "Nothing matters," and the sardonic view of human nature that informed his work, all earned him the nickname "Bitter Bierce."show more

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