Who is Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – circa 1914) was an American short story writer, journalist, poet, and Civil War veteran.

Bierce's book The Devil's Dictionary was named as one of "The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature" by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. His story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" has been described as "one of the most famous and frequently anthologized stories in American literature"; and his book Tales of Soldiers and Civilians (also published as In the Midst of Life) was named by the Grolier Club as one of the 100 most influential American books printed before 1900.

A prolific and versatile writer, Bierce was regarded as one of the most influential journalists in the United States, and as a pio...
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Ambrose Bierce Poems

  • The Day Of Wrath
    Day of Satan's painful duty!
    Earth shall vanish, hot and sooty;
    So says Virtue, so says Beauty.
    ...
  • France
    Unhappy State! with horrors still to strive:
    Thy Hugo dead, thy Boulanger alive;
    A Prince who'd govern where he dares not dwell,
    And who for power would his birthright sell ...
  • Four Of A Kind
    ROBERT F. MORROW

    Dear man! although a stranger and a foe
    To soft affection's humanizing glow; ...
  • Bats In Sunshine
    Well, Mr. Kemble, you are called, I think,
    A great divine, and I'm a great profane.
    You as a Congregationalist blink
    Some certain truths that I esteem a gain, ...
  • A Dampened Ardor
    The Chinatown at Bakersfield
    Was blazing bright and high;
    The flames to water would not yield,
    Though torrents drenched the sky ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Ambrose Bierce

Good 90 God 90 Never 88 Great 84 Long 66 Head 65 High 61 Life 61 Thought 61 Soul 57


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  • Bestdirtyquotes: "the world has suffered more from the ravages of ill-advised marriages than from virginity." -ambrose bierce
  • Yakashinobi: adapted from the devil's dictionary by ambrose bierce (1911) *not eu approved.
  • Raspiarduino: clairvoyant, n.: a person, commonly a woman, who has the power of seeing that which is invisible to her patron -- namely, that he is a blockhead. -- ambrose bierce, "the devil's dictionary"
  • Claudiakfauzi: future. that period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured. ambrose bierce
  • Matteo60392017: "speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret." -ambrose bierce
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