An Ambrose Bierce Companion

Synopsis

Ambrose Bierce was born in 1842 and mysteriously disappeared in 1914. During his lifetime, he was a controversial and prolific writer, and there is a growing interest in his work. His experiences as a Union soldier during the Civil War provided him with material for some of the best American war literature ever written. In addition to his war stories, he wrote tales of the supernatural and a vast body of newspaper columns, which are among the most venomous and daring ever published. This reference is a guide to his life and writings. Along with a chronology, the volume includes several hundred alphabetically arranged entries on Bierce's major works and characters and on historical persons and writers who figured prominently in his life. Many of the entries supply bibliographic information, and the volume closes with a selected, general bibliography.

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