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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get fast, free delivery with Amazon Prime. Books By Donald T. Kindle Edition. Usually ships within 1 to 3 months. Only 3 left in stock - order soon. More Information. In and , Bierce gradually expanded Tales by adding new stories e. In his Collected Works , several stories with supernatural elements e. Many critics have noted the collection's heavy irony, particularly in its depictions of heroism and war. The war stories are also notable for their frank portrayal of wounds not only to soldiers, but also to women in "Chickamauga" and children in "An Affair at Coulter's Notch" , an approach which was very rare in Bierce's day.
This gruesome physical cost of war is then juxtaposed, often explicitly, with the idealized portrait of war presented by some of the collection's officers and politicians. The book and its individual stories have influenced several writers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians First edition title page. Westport, CT. New York: The Grolier Club, , p. New York Times , Oct. Works by Ambrose Bierce. Categories : short story collections Short stories set in the American Civil War Books by Ambrose Bierce American short story collections Single-writer short story collections Fiction set in