B. J. Harrison Reads An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Tales
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”An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Tales” is a collection of 23 stories by the American author Ambrose Bierce. It consists of some of the author’s best known works such as ”An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, ”Chickamauga”, ”A Horseman in the Sky” and many others.
The American Civil War, execution of plantation owner, twist endings, stream of consciousness narration, soldiers who are morally challenged, horses running through the sky, murder and supernatural occurrences. The collection of stories promises to take up not only those, but also more intriguing cases. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Ambrose Bierce was an American author and journalist who lived in the period 1842 – 1914. He is best known for his horror short stories, but he was also considered to be one of the pioneering writers of realist fiction. Ambrose Bierce was often called ”Bitter Bierce” because of his cynicism and sardonic view of human nature, a point of view which transpires mainly in ”The Devil’s Dictionary”, a work which was named as one of ”The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature”. Other popular works by Bierce are ”An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and ”Tales of Soldiers and Civilians”. Ambrose Bierce’s interesting life ended as if it had been plotted by himself. The last that is known of him is a letter he wrote to a friend, which said ”I leave here tomorrow for an unknown destination”, and he was never seen again.
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