The Moonlit Road and Other Ghost and Horror Stories

The Moonlit Road and Other Ghost and Horror Stories
Dover Publications
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The Eyes of the Panther, The Moonlit Road, The Boarded Window, The Man and the Snake, The Secret of Macarger`s Gulch, The Middle Toe of the Right Foot, A Psychological Shipwreck, A Holy Terror, John Bartine`s Watch, Beyond the Wall, A Watcher by the Dead, Moxon`s Master


Famed for the mordant wit and satire of his essays and newspaper columns, Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) also possessed a fascination with the macabre. His masterful tales of the supernatural bespeak an imagination generations ahead of its time, exhibiting impressionistic conceits of reality, in which space and time expand and contract according to individual perception. This stimulating and provocative collection of 12 of Bierce`s finest ghost and horror stories abounds with crimes of passion, restless specters seeking revenge, haunted houses, forewarnings of doom, and sound minds deranged by contact with the spirit world. Selections include `The Eyes of the Panther`, a chilling account of a young woman`s supernatural link to a beast of the forest; `A Watcher by the Dead`, in which a madcap wager has ghastly consequences; `The Man and the Snake`, a hallucinogenic encounter between serpent and human; `Moxon`s Master`, a 19th-century caveat against the coming Machine Age; the...

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