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This book-collection file includes 13 books: Black Beetles in Amber (poetry); Can Such Things Be? (collection of stories); Cobwebs from an Empty Skull, written under the pen name of Don Grile (collection of short fables); A Cynic Looks at Life (essay); The Devil's Dictionary; Fantastic Fables (collection of short fables); The Fiend's Delight, written under the pen name of Don Grile, (collection of short stories); An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (short story); The Parenticide Club (collection of short stories); Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories (collection of short stories); Shadow on the Dial (collection of essays); Shapes of Clay (poetry); A Son of the Gods and a Horseman in the Sky (two short stories); Write It Right: a Little Blacklist of Literary Faults (essay); and volumes 1, 2, and 8 of his Collected Works. According to Wikipedia: "Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 1914?) was an American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer and satirist. Today, he is best known for his short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical dictionary, The Devil's Dictionary. The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work along with his vehemence as a critic earned him the nickname, "Bitter Bierce."... In 1913, Bierce traveled to Mexico to gain a firsthand perspective on that country's ongoing revolution. While traveling with rebel troops, the elderly writer disappeared without a trace."

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