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In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians is a collection of twenty-six short stories originally published in 1909 detailing the lives of soldiers and civilians during the American Civil War. Ambrose Bierce’s stories about Civil War soldiers include

  • “A Horseman in the Sky,”
  • “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,”
  • “Chickamauga,”
  • “A Son of the Gods,”
  • “One of the Missing,”
  • “Killed at Resaca,”
  • “The Affair at Coulter’s Notch,”
  • “The Coup de Grâce,”
  • “Parker Adderson, Philosopher,”
  • “An Affair of Outposts,”
  • “The Story of a Conscience,”
  • “One Kind of Officer,”
  • “One Officer, One Man,”
  • “George Thurston,” and
  • “The Mocking-Bird.”

Bierce’s stories about the lives of civilians during the Civil War period include

  • “The Man Out of the Nose,”
  • “An Adventure at Brownville,”
  • “The Famous Gilson Bequest,”
  • “The Applicant,”
  • “A Watcher by the Dead,”
  • “The Man and the Snake,”
  • “A Holy Terror,”
  • “The Suitable Surroundings,”
  • “The Boarded Window,”
  • “A Lady from Red Horse,” and
  • “The Eyes of the Panther.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ambrose Bierce is arguably the finest not-quite-first-rate writer in nineteenth-century American literature.”

    New York Review of Books, praise for the author

  • “These tales are so original as to defy comparison…weird and curious…There’s nothing like it in fiction.”

    New-York Tribune

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