An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

By Ambrose Bierce
Read by Kyle Munley

The Going Public … in Shorts Series

0.45 Hours 06/28/2013 unabridged
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Set during the American Civil War, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is the classic short story of Peyton Farquhar, a Confederate sympathizer condemned to death by hanging from Owl Creek Bridge. Flashing between the present and the past—from Peyton’s thoughts as he stands on the bridge to his memories as a major Confederate supporter in the South—he creates parallel realities in which truth and fantasy become indistinguishable. A story of war, death, and the power of the mind, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is Ambrose Bierce’s most anthologized work and an enduring piece of American literature. Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.

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Summary

Summary

Set during the American Civil War, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is the classic short story of Peyton Farquhar, a Confederate sympathizer condemned to death by hanging from Owl Creek Bridge. Flashing between the present and the past—from Peyton’s thoughts as he stands on the bridge to his memories as a major Confederate supporter in the South—he creates parallel realities in which truth and fantasy become indistinguishable.

A story of war, death, and the power of the mind, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is Ambrose Bierce’s most anthologized work and an enduring piece of American literature.

Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.

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“[‘An Occurrence at Owl Cree Bridge’] is a flawless example of American genius.” Kurt Vonnegut

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Author Bio: Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce (1842–ca. 1914) was an American journalist, short-story writer, and poet. Born in Ohio, he served in the Civil War and then settled in San Francisco. He wrote for Hearst’s Examiner, his wit and satire making him the literary dictator of the Pacific coast and strongly influencing many writers. He disappeared into war-torn Mexico in 1913.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English