The Resource An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and other stories, Ambrose Bierce, (electronic resource)

An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and other stories, Ambrose Bierce, (electronic resource)

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An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and other stories
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An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and other stories
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Ambrose Bierce
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eng
Summary
Before he trailed off into the wilds of Mexico, never to be heard from again, Ambrose Bierce achieved a public persona as "bitter Bierce" and "the devil's lexicographer." He left behind a nasty reputation and more than ninety short stories that are perfect expressions of his sardonic genius. This volume of selected stories represent an unprecedented accomplishment in American literature. In their iconoclasm and needle-sharp irony, their formal and thematic ingenuity and element of surprise, they differ markedly from the fiction admired in Bierce's time.''An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,'' the premier title in this collection, is one of the most widely anthologized American short stories and is considered Bierce's best work. First published in 1891 in Bierce's short story collection Tales of Soldiers and Civilians, the story centers on Peyton Farquhar, a southern planter who is about to be hanged by the Union Army for attempting to destroy the railroad bridge at Owl Creek. As Farquhar stands on the bridge with a noose around his neck, Bierce leads the reader to believe that the rope breaks and that Farquhar falls into the water below, only to escape to his farm, where he is reunited with his wife. ''An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" has been lauded as an example of technical brilliance and innovative narration as well as for its examination of such themes as the nature of time and the complexities of human cognition
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Midwest
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1842-1914?
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Bierce, Ambrose
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fiction
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Read by Jonathan Reese
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  • Reese, Jonathan
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  • Short stories, American
  • United States
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An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and other stories, Ambrose Bierce, (electronic resource)
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MWT10755090
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (360 min.))
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781400127979
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MWT10755090
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sound
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Label
An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and other stories, Ambrose Bierce, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT10755090
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (360 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400127979
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10755090
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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