Tales of Soldiers and Civilians

Ambrose Bierce
fantasy, horror > gothic horror, mainstream, short stories
Tales of Soldiers and Civilians - Ambrose Bierce

Note! About the publishing date: 1891 is a stated publishing date at various sources, but the actual publishing date is actually early 1892.

Tales of Soldiers and Civilians is a collection of short stories by American Civil War soldier, wit, and writer Ambrose Bierce, also published in expanded form under the title In the Midst of Life in 1998. The stories describe unusual incidents in the lives of soldiers and civilians during the American Civil War, of particular interest is the influential “An Inhabitant of Carcosa"



A Horseman in the Sky
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
A Son of the Gods
One of the Missing
Killed at Resaca
The Affair at Coulter’s Notch
A Tough Tussle
The Coup de Grâce
Parker Adderson, Philosopher


A Watcher by the Dead
The Man and the Snake
A Holy Terror
The Suitable Surroundings
An Inhabitant of Carcosa
The Boarded Window
The Middle Toe of the Right Foot
Häita, the Shepherd
An Heiress from Redhorse

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Release date: 1892
Genres: fantasy, horrorgothic horror, mainstream, short stories
Updated: August 11, 2018