Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce 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".
Despite his reputation as a searing critic, Bierce was known to encourage younger writers, including poet George Sterling and fiction writer W. C. Morrow. Bierce employed a distinctive style of writing, especially in his stories. His style often embraces an abrupt beginning, dark imagery, vague references to time, limited descriptions, impossible events and the theme of war.
In 1913, Bierce traveled to Mexico to gain first-hand experience of the Mexican Revolution. While traveling with rebel troops, he disappeared without a trace.
This book is contained 18 works;
The Fiend's Delight
Cobwebs From an Empty Skull
Can Such Things Be?
An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge
Black Beetles in Amber
Shapes of Clay
Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories
The Devil's Dictionary
The Cynic's Word Book
The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce VOl.I
The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce VOL.II
The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce VOL.VIII
Write It Right
The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays
The Monk and The Hangman's Daughter
The Parenticide Club
A Cynic Looks at Life