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"Moonlit Road" and Other Ghost and Horror Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback – 1 Feb 2000

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Product details

  • Paperback: 91 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.; 3rd edition (1 Feb. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486400565
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486400563
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 0.6 x 21.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,014,086 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There is a reason why you should buy this book, and there is a reason why you should not. If you have not read any stories by Ambrose Bierce before, then this book is a wonderful way for you to get acquainted with them, since it is cheap and has the stories essential for someone who wants to know what his writing is like.
On the other hand, any dedicated Ambrose Bierce fan will find this book inadequate and too short, so they should go for the greater books or anthologies, since they truly encompass the entire spectrum and contain all variations of Bierce's story-telling.
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Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) was a Victorian author of the weird and macabre specialing in ghost stories. Though during his life he was more renowned as a satirist, journalist, and editorialist. Thankfully, we've remembered him for his eerie tales. I've come across his stories in anthologies several times but this is the first author specific collection I've read. I had come across three of these stories before, but they make good re-reading. Bierce is comparable to Poe but easier to read. The stories in this collection have been selected from the 1909-1912 editions of "The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce" and show a mix of his ghost and, as the title calls them, "horror" stories (but I wouldn't necessarily give them that classification, but more general simply "weird tales"). I liked the weird, macabre tales the best and I'd recommend him to your reading list for those interested in Victorian ghost stories or tales of the weird.

1) The Eyes of the Panther - A young woman refuses to marry a man repeatedly and he demands to know why so she tells him she is insane and proceeds to tell him a story. It's a good story but it made me think too much of the original movie "Cat People", perhaps they got the idea from this story. (3/5)

2) The Moonlit Road - I hadn't recognized just by the title but it came to me quickly that I've read this one before. A son is called home from college urgently to discover his mother has been brutally murdered. Shortly afterward his father, while out on a walk with him, takes off and disappears forever. Told in three points of view first from the son, then the father and finally the mother, through the aid of a medium.
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Ambrose Bierce remains--in my opinion--one of the early masters of the "quiet, atmospheric" ghost tales. So many of his stories have stood the test of time and are STILL able to bring genuine chills to the reader, no matter how many times certain selections are read.

This collection brings together twelve of his ghostly tales, ranging from the well known ("The Boarded Window") to lesser known ("Moxon's Master"). The majority of these tales play on man's innate fear of things that come naturally: the dark; a decaying, abandoned structure; an unexplained sound breaking the silence of the night . . . As Bierce states in his tale, "The Moonlit Road", "Fear has no brains; it is an idiot". There are those things we universally "fear" without any sort of reason to accompany them. These are the things that Bierce so masterfully uses to manipulate our emotions and bring about that dread of the unknown.

Personal favorites of mine in this collection include "The Middle Toe of the Right Foot", "The Moonlit Road", and "Moxon's Master".

Highly recommended to fans of atmospheric horror.

*I received an e-copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
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By Sassy TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 Jan. 2004
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Universally acclaimed as one of the Great American masters of classic ghost and horror stories. Born in 1842(Ohio) worked as a printers devil on a small Indiana newspaper, and served with the 9th Indiana Volunteers in the Civil War, seeing action at Shiloh and Chickamuga among other battles.
He disappeared on a trip to Mexico in 1913, while the country was in the misdt of the revolution led by Pancho Villa. The circumstances of Bierce's death have never been known, but it is thought that he was killed during the siege of Ojinaga in January 1914. If this alone does not intrigue you enough to buy it, then be prepared to be possessed with the macabre, as Ambrose purely was. A must if you like ghost and horror stories, a compelling, suspenseful read.
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bought this to listen to while driving on long journeys and does not disappoint. very easy on the ear narration and great stories.
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