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Book Title: Can Such Things Be: Tales of the Supernatural|
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ISBN 13: 9781484127674
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The author of the book: Ambrose Bierce
Edition: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Date of issue: June 10th 2013
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24 tales of the supernatural penned by the Master of the Mysterious. From ghosts looking for revenge, long lost lovers that roam the in-between realm of shadows, Can Such Things Be? is a compendium of the strange and the supernatural. This 'special' edition contains the original Denneker (De Nekker) engravings from the 1544 Augsberb version of the 'Dance of Death' depicting Death himself walking among mortals while he beckons them to their graves - a rare book referred to twice by Bierce in 'Can Such Things Be'. So turn the lights down low, pour yourself a drink, and prepare to be taken into a world that only the brave or the foolish dare go.
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Read information about the authorAmbrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842-1914) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist. Today, he is best known for his short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical lexicon, The Devil's Dictionary.
The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work – along with his vehemence as a critic, with his motto "nothing matters" – earned him the nickname "Bitter Bierce."
Despite his reputation as a searing critic, however, 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. This style often embraces an abrupt beginning, dark imagery, vague references to time, limited descriptions, the theme of war, and impossible events.
Bierce disappeared in December 1913. He is believed to have traveled to Mexico to gain a firsthand perspective on that country's ongoing revolution.
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