The Complete Short Stories - Ambrose Bierce, Ernest Jerome Hopkins, Cathy N. Davidson Ambrose Bierce was a true American original. Civil War hero. Journalist. A true master of the English language who lived by the maxim "Less is more" in his writing. (He defined a novel as "a short story, padded"). Gifted with a razor sharp mind and a wit commonly referred to as "pure venom", Bierce's stories are unique in the amount of power he packed into so few words. In this collection, you will find his excellent ghost and horror stories, his often horrific tales based upon his experiences in the Civil War, and his hysterically funny, politically incorrect "fables".

Highest recommendation.