Masters of the Weird Tale

Ambrose Bierce


Ambrose Bierce (1842-1913?) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. He wrote the short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and compiled a satirical lexicon, The Devil's Dictionary. His style often embraces an abrupt beginning, dark imagery, vague references to time, limited descriptions, impossible events and the theme of war. In 1913, Bierce traveled to Mexico to gain first-hand experience of the Mexican Revolution. While traveling with rebel troops, he disappeared without a trace.
       This 560-page collection includes all of the best horror stories and Civil War stories, plus some other tales and sketches that are only rarely collected in book format. Jason Eckhardt has contributed twenty-four black and white drawings, and a stunning color frontispiece portrait of Bierce. The book also has a woodcut-style illustration of a raven sitting on top of a tattered Union flag stamped into the front cover.
       This is all the Bierce you need in one single, easy-to-read, gorgeously typeset volume that fits nicely with the other authors in the Masters of the Weird Tale series.
       The edition is limited t0 200 signed and numbered copies, and the book is signed by S.T. Joshi and Jason C. Eckhardt. If you would like to see a table of contents, send us an email!

edition information

  • Limited to 200 copies, each signed by S.T. Joshi and artist Jason C. Eckhardt.
  • Introduction by S.T. Joshi.
  • Bibliography of published stories.
  • Slipcase, ribbon marker, head and tail bands, three-piece cloth construction.
  • Original book price: $125.
  • Published September 2013.
  • ISBN 978-1-61347-015-2.