An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ambrose Bierce

Narrated By: Jonathan Reese

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: September 2008

Duration: 6 hours 0 minutes

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.

Genres:

Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories

by Ambrose Bierce

has successfully been added to your shopping cart

Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories, Ambrose Bierce
Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories, Ambrose Bierce
This title is due for release on September 29, 2008.

Enter your email below to be notified as soon as it is available!

By clicking "Notify Me" you consent to receiving electronic marketing communications from Audiobooks.com. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time.

Already a member? Log In to add this title to your wishlist.
Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories, Ambrose Bierce
This title is due for release on September 29, 2008
We'll send you an email as soon as it is available!

Already a member?
Log in to add this title in your wishlist
Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories, Ambrose Bierce
Please Log in and add this title to your wishlist.
Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories, Ambrose Bierce

We will send you an email as soon as this title is available.