Ambrose Bierce The Devil s Dictionary Tales Memoirs LOA 219

In Bits of Autobiography, the series of memoirs that includes the memorable "What I Saw of Shiloh," he recreates his experiences in the war and its aftermath. The volume is rounded out with a selection of his best uncollected stories.

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598531831

Category: Fiction

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A veteran of some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, Ambrose Bierce went on to become one of the darkest and most death haunted of American writers, the blackest of black humorists. This volume gathers the most celebrated and significant of Bierce's writings. In the Midst of Life (Tales of Soldiers and Civilians), his collection of short fiction about the Civil War, which includes the masterpieces "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "Chickamauga," is suffused with a fiercely ironic sense of the horror and randomness of war. Can Such Things Be? brings together "The Death of Halpin Frayser," "The Damned Thing," "The Moonlit Road," and other tales of terror that make Bierce the genre's most significant American practitioner between Poe and Lovecraft. The Devil's Dictionary, the brilliant lexicon of subversively cynical definitions on which Bierce worked for decades, displays to the full his corrosive wit. In Bits of Autobiography, the series of memoirs that includes the memorable "What I Saw of Shiloh," he recreates his experiences in the war and its aftermath. The volume is rounded out with a selection of his best uncollected stories. Acclaimed Bierce scholar S. T. Joshi provides detailed notes and a newly researched chronology of Bierce's life and mysterious disappearance. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
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The Devil s Dictionary Tales Memoirs

Features a collection of the most celebrated and significant writings from the Civil War veteran and San Francisco literary figure.

Author: Ambrose Bierce

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ISBN: 1598531026

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Features a collection of the most celebrated and significant writings from the Civil War veteran and San Francisco literary figure.
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Ulysses S Grant Memoirs and Selected Letters LOA 50

Ulysses S. Grant Mary D. McFeely, William S. McFeely. 202. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Selected Journals ... Shirley Jackson, Novels & Stories (2010) 205. ... the 1930s 219. Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs 220.

Author: Ulysses S. Grant

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598531190

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Twenty years after Appomattox, stricken by cancer and facing financial ruin, Ulysses S. Grant wrote his Personal Memoirs to secure his family’s future. in doing so, the Civil War’s greatest general won himself a unique place in American letters. His character, intelligence, sense of purpose, and simple compassion are evident throughout this vivid and deeply moving account, which has been acclaimed by readers as diverse asMark Twain, Matthew Arnold, Gertrude Stein, and Edmund Wilson. Annotated and complete with detailed maps, battle plans, and facsimiles reproduced from the original edition, this volume offers an unparalleled vantage on the most terrible, moving, and inexhaustibly fascinating event in American history. included are 174 letters, many of them to his wife, Julia, which offer an intimate view of their affectionate and enduring marriage.
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Ring Lardner Stories Other Writings LOA 244

Kurt Vonnegut: Novels & Stories 1963–1973 217. Harlem Renaissance: Five Novels of the 1920s 218. Harlem Renaissance: Four Novels of the 1930s 219. Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs 220. Philip Roth: The American ...

Author: Ring Lardner

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598532821

Category: Fiction

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At the height of the Jazz Age, Ring Lardner was America’s most beloved humorist, equally admired by a popular audience and by literary friends like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Edmund Wilson. A sports writer who became a sensation with his comic baseball bestseller, You Know Me Al, Lardner had a rare gift for inspired nonsense and an ear attuned to the rhythms and hilarious oddities of American speech. He was also a sharp and dispassionate observer of the American scene. His best stories—among them such masterpieces as “Haircut,” “The Golden Honeymoon,” “A Caddy’s Diary,” and “The Love Nest”—cast a devastating eye on the hypocrisies, prejudices, and petty scheming of everyday life. In this Library of America edition, editor Ian Frazier surveys the whole sweep of Lardner’s talents, offering contemporary readers his finest stories, the full texts of You Know Me Al, The Big Town, and the long out-of-print The Real Dope, and a generous sampling of his humor pieces, sports reporting, song lyrics, and surrealist playlets. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
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William Wells Brown Clotel Other Writings LOA 247

Kurt Vonnegut: Novels & Stories 1963–1973 217. Harlem Renaissance: Five Novels of the 1920s 218. Harlem Renaissance: Four Novels of the 1930s 219. Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs 220. Philip Roth: The American ...

Author: William Wells Brown

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598533149

Category: Fiction

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Born a slave and kept functionally illiterate until he escaped at age nineteen, William Wells Brown (1814–1884) refashioned himself first as an agent of the Underground Railroad, then as an antislavery activist and self-taught orator, and finally as the author of a series of landmark works that made him, like Frederick Douglass, a foundational figure of African American literature. His controversial novel Clotel; or, the President’s Daughter (1853), a fictionalized account of the lives and struggles of Thomas Jefferson’s black daughters and granddaughters, is the first novel written by an African American. This Library of America volume brings it together with Brown’s other groundbreaking works: Narrative of William W. Brown: A Fugitive Slave, Written by Himself (1847), his first published book and an immediate bestseller, which describes his childhood, life in slavery, and eventual escape; later memoirs charting his life during the Civil War and Reconstruction; the first play (The Escape; or, A Leap for Freedom, 1858), travelogue (The American Fugitive in Europe, 1855), and history (The Black Man, His Antecedents, His Genius, and His Achievements, 1862) written by an African American; and eighteen speeches and public letters from the 1840s, 50s, and 60s, many collected here for the first time. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
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Slave Narratives LOA 114

Kurt Vonnegut: Novels & Stories 1963–1973 217. Harlem Renaissance: Five Novels of the 1920s 218. Harlem Renaissance: Four Novels of the 1930s 219. Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs 220. Philip Roth: The American ...

Author: William L. Andrews

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598532128

Category: Literary Collections

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The ten works collected in this volume demonstrate how a diverse group of writers challenged the conscience of a nation and laid the foundations of the African American literary tradition by expressing their in anger, pain, sorrow, and courage. Included in the volume: Narrative of the Most Remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw; Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano; The Confessions of Nat Turner; Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass; Narrative of William W. Brown; Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb; Narrative of Sojouner Truth; Ellen and William Craft's Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and Narrative of the Life of J. D.Green.
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James Thurber Writings Drawings LOA 90

Lynd Ward: Prelude to a Million Years, Song Without Words, Vertigo 212. The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who ... Harlem Renaissance: Four Novels of the 1930s 219. Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs 220.

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598533125

Category: Fiction

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James Thurber, whimsical fantasist and deadpan chronicler of everyday absurdities, brought American humor into the 20th century. His comic persona, a modern citydweller whose zaniest flights of free association are tinged with anxiety, remains hilarious, subtly disturbing, and instantly recognizable. Here, in over 1000 pages, editor Garrison Keillor presents the best and most extensive collection ever assembled. Over 100 pieces include “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “The Catbird Seat,” the brilliantly satirical Fables for Our Time, the classic My Life and Hard Times, and the best of The Owl in the Attic, Let Your Mind Alone!, My World—And Welcome to It, and the other famous books. Plus 500 wonderful drawings, including The Seal in the Bedroom and celebrated sequences like “The Masculine Approach” and “The War Between Men and Women.” Rounding out the volume is a selection from The Years with Ross, a memoir of the New Yorker publisher, and a number of wonderful early pieces never collected by Thurber. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
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American Antislavery Writings Colonial Beginnings to Emancipation

Lynd Ward: Prelude to a Million Years, Song Without Words, Vertigo 212. The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who ... Harlem Renaissance: Four Novels of the 1930s 219. Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs 220.

Author: Various

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598532142

Category: History

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For the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, here is a collection of writings that charts our nation’s long, heroic confrontation with its most poisonous evil. It’s an inspiring moral and political struggle whose evolution parallels the story of America itself. To advance their cause, the opponents of slavery employed every available literary form: fiction and poetry, essay and autobiography, sermons, pamphlets, speeches, hymns, plays, even children’s literature. This is the first anthology to take the full measure of a body of writing that spans nearly two centuries and, exceptionally for its time, embraced writers black and white, male and female. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, Phillis Wheatley, and Olaudah Equiano offer original, even revolutionary, eighteenth century responses to slavery. With the nineteenth century, an already diverse movement becomes even more varied: the impassioned rhetoric of Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison joins the fiction of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott, and William Wells Brown; memoirs of former slaves stand alongside protest poems by John Greenleaf Whittier, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Lydia Sigourney; anonymous editorials complement speeches by statesmen such as Charles Sumner and Abraham Lincoln. Features helpful notes, a chronology of the antislavery movement, and a16-page color insert of illustrations.
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Abraham Lincoln Speeches and Writings Vol 1 1832 1858 LOA 45

Lynd Ward: Prelude to a Million Years, Song Without Words, Vertigo 212. The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who ... Harlem Renaissance: Four Novels of the 1930s 219. Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs 220.

Author: Abraham Lincoln

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598531206

Category: History

Page: 900

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Abraham lincoln measured the promise—and cost—of American freedom in lucid and extraordinarily moving prose, famous for its native wit, simple dignity of expressions, and peculiarly American flavor. This volume, with its companion, Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writing 1859–1865, comprises the most comprehensive selection ever published. over 240 speeches, letters, and drafts take Lincoln from rural law practice to national prominence, and chart his emergence as an eloquent antislavery advocate and defender of the constitution. included are the complete Lincoln-Douglas debates, perhaps the most famous confrontation in American political history.
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The War of 1812 Writings from America s Second War of Independence

Lynd Ward: Prelude to a Million Years, Song Without Words, Vertigo 212. The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who ... Harlem Renaissance: Four Novels of the 1930s 219. Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs 220.

Author: Various

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598532647

Category: History

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On June 18, 1812, the United States formally declared war for the first time. President James Madison’s call to arms against Great Britain provoked outpourings of patriotic fervor and vigorous—some said treasonous—domestic opposition. Over the next three years the War of 1812 would prove as divisive as it was rich in nationalist myth-making: We have met the enemy, and he is ours . . . Don’t give up the ship! . . . Oh, say can you see . . . . Now, on the bicentennial of a conflict that shaped the future of a continent, here is the first comprehensive collection of eyewitness accounts in over a century. Reflecting several generations of scholarly discoveries, it covers all the theaters of war, from frontier battles in Canada, Michigan, and New York to naval confrontations on the high seas and Great Lakes, from the burning of Washington to the defense of New Orleans. Here are 140 letters, memoirs, poems, songs, editorials, journal entries, and proclamations by more than 100 participants, both famous—Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Tecumseh, Dolley Madison, and the Duke of Wellington, among others—and less well known, such as Laura Secord, the Canadian Paul Revere, and William B. Northcutt, whose remarkable diary provides a common soldier’s view. Features helpful notes, a chronology of the war, and full color endpaper maps.
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Herman Melville Typee Omoo Mardi LOA 1

Kurt Vonnegut: Novels & Stories 1963–1973 217. Harlem Renaissance: Five Novels of the 1920s 218. Harlem Renaissance: Four Novels of the 1930s 219. Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs 220. Philip Roth: The American ...

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598533453

Category: Fiction

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This first volume of The Library of America's three-volume edition of the complete prose works of Herman Melville includes three romances of the South Seas. Typee and Omoo, based on the young Melville's experiences on a whaling ship, are exuberant accounts of the idyllic life among the "cannibals" in Polynesia. They remained his most popular works well into the 20th century. Mardi("the world" in Polynesian) is a mixture of love story, adventure, and political allegory, set on a mythical Pacific island, that looks forward to the complexities of Moby-Dick. Together, these three romances give early evidence of the genius and daring that make Melville the master novelist of the sea and a precursor of modernist literature. Two companion volumes--Herman Melville: Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick and Herman Melville: Pierre, Israel Potter, The Piazza Tales, The Confidence Man, Uncollected Prose, and Billy Budd complete this edition of Melville's prose.
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The American Revolution Writings from the War of Independence 1775 1783

Kurt Vonnegut: Novels & Stories 1963–1973 217. Harlem Renaissance: Five Novels of the 1920s 218. Harlem Renaissance: Four Novels of the 1930s 219. Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs 220. Philip Roth: The American ...

Author: Various

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598531398

Category: History

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Drawn from letters, diaries, newspaper articles, public declarations, contemporary narratives, and private memoranda, The American Revolution brings together over 120 pieces by more than 70 participants to create a unique literary panorama of the War of Independence. From Paul Revere's own narrative of his ride in April 1775 to an account of George Washington's resignation from command of the Army in December 1783, the volume presents firsthand all the major events of the conflict-the early battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill; the failed American invasion of Canada; the battle of Saratoga; the fighting in the South and along the western frontier; and the decisive triumph at Yorktown. The American Revolution includes a chronology of events, biographical and explanatory notes, and an index.
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Twain Collected Tales Sketches Speeches and Essays Volume 1 1852 1890

Lynd Ward: Prelude to a Million Years, Song Without Words, Vertigo 212. The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who ... Harlem Renaissance: Four Novels of the 1930s 219. Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs 220.

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598533392

Category: Literary Collections

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This Library of America book, with its companion volume, is the most comprehensive collection ever published of Mark Twain's short writings — the incomparable stories, sketches, burlesques, hoaxes, tall tales, speeches, satires, and maxims of America's greatest humorist. Arranged chronologically and containing many pieces restored to the form in which Twain intended them to appear, the volumes show with unprecedented clarity the literary evolution of Mark Twain over six decades of his career. The nearly two hundred separate items in this volume cover the years from 1852 to 1890. As a riverboat pilot, Confederate irregular, silver miner, frontier journalist, and publisher, Twain witnessed the tragicomic beginning of the Civil War in Missouri, the frenzied opening of the West, and the feverish corruption, avarice, and ambition of the Reconstruction era. He wrote about political bosses, jumping frogs, robber barons, cats, women's suffrage, temperance, petrified men, the bicycle, the Franco-Prussian War, the telephone, the income tax, the insanity defense, injudicious swearing, and the advisability of political candidates preemptively telling the worst about themselves before others get around to it. Among the stories included here are "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog," which won him instant fame when published in 1865, "Cannibalism in the Cars," "The Invalid's Story," and the charming "A Cat's Tale," written for his daughters' private amusement. This volume also presents several of his famous and successful speeches and toasts, such as "Woman — God Bless Her," "The Babies," and "Advice to Youth." Such writings brought Twain immense success on the public lecture and banquet circuit, as did his controversial "Whittier Birthday Speech," which portrayed Boston's most revered men of letters as a band of desperadoes.
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The 50 Funniest American Writers

Lynd Ward: Prelude to a Million Years, Song Without Words, Vertigo 212. The Civil War: The First Year Told by Those Who ... Harlem Renaissance: Four Novels of the 1930s 219. Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs 220.

Author: Andy Borowitz

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598531732

Category: Humor

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Ever wondered who makes a very funny person laugh? Wonder no more. Brought together in this Library of America collection are America’s fifty funniest writers—according to acclaimed writer and comedian Andy Borowitz. Reaching back to Mark Twain and forward to contemporary masters such as David Sedaris, Nora Ephron, Roy Blount Jr., Ian Frazier, Bernie Mac, Wanda Sykes, and George Saunders, The 50 Funniest American Writers* is an exclusive Who’s Who of the very best American comic writing. Here are Thurber and Perelman, Lenny Bruce and Bruce Jay Friedman, Garrison Keillor, Dave Barry, and Veronica Geng, plus hilarious lesser-known pieces from The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic, National Lampoon, and The Onion. Who does “one of the funniest people in America” (CBS Sunday Morning) read when he needs a laugh?
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Aldo Leopold A Sand County Almanac Other Writings on Conservation and Ecology

219. 220. 221. 222. Henry James: Novels 1903–1911 Kurt Vonnegut: Novels & Stories 1963–1973 Harlem Renaissance: Five ... The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, & Memoirs Philip Roth: The American Trilogy 1997–2000 The Civil War: The Second Year ...

Author: Aldo Leopold

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598532678

Category: Nature

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Since his death in 1948, Aldo Leopold has been increasingly recognized as one of the indispensable figures of American environmentalism. A pioneering forester, sportsman, wildlife manager, and ecologist, he was also a gifted writer whose farsighted land ethic is proving increasingly relevant in our own time. Now, Leopold’s essential contributions to our literature––some hard-to-find or previously unpublished––are gathered in a single volume for the first time. Here is his classic A Sand County Almanac, hailed––with Thoreau’s Walden and Carson’s Silent Spring––as one of the main literary influences on the modern environmental movement. Published in 1949, it is still astonishing today: a vivid, firsthand, philosophical tour de force. Along with Sand County are more than fifty articles, essays, and lectures exploring the new complexities of ecological science and what we would now call environmental ethics. Leopold’s sharp-eyed, often humorous journals are illustrated here for the first time with his original photographs, drawings, and maps. Also unique to this collection is a selection of over 100 letters, most of them never before published, tracing his personal and professional evolution and his efforts to foster in others the love and sense of responsibility he felt for the land.
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Children s Books in Print 2007

17.95 ( 978-0-9745143-2-1 ( 2 ) ) RandallFraser Di Gi Charat Theater : Dejiko's Adventure , Volume 1 . Devil's Dictionary . Ambrose Bierce . 1991. ( Illus . ) . ( J ) . ( gr . k ( 978-0-7424-2807-219 ) ) School Specialty Publishing .

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