Bierce, Ambrose: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. v1. 28 July 07
#1  tsgreer 07-29-2007, 12:35 AM
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge is a short story by Ambrose Bierce and was originally published in 1890.

It's the story of a Mr. Peyton Farquhar, a man who is just about to be hanged for sympathizing with the Confederates. It's famous for its twist ending and irregular time sequence.

I actually found out about this story by reading that it was an inspiration for some great movies--I don't wanna say which movies because I don't want to give the ending away. It was also the inspiration for a very highly-rated episode of The Twilight Zone here in the states.

This is only about 20 pages or so on the reader, so I strongly recommend reading it if you get a chance to fit it in between your other books.
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#2  Dr. Drib 07-29-2007, 07:01 AM
I'm glad you did this. I just finished teaching this.

This is a great story. The Twilight Zone adaptation was also interesting - and accessible - to use as a comparison piece.



#3  Roy White 07-29-2007, 02:56 PM
Me too. I love this story. I started to do a short story collection of his a few weeks ago but got sidetracked. then Forgot about it... Thanks.

#4  tsgreer 07-29-2007, 03:51 PM
I thought about doing a collection, but there are so many of his stories out there and I haven't had the time to collect them all and put them in one file. I read one I like, then I post it, so sorry if it seems like too many files...

But it does give me a sense of completion when I read these short stories as single files. I like being able to get in and read from beginning to end on my lunch break at work...

#5  RWood 07-29-2007, 04:29 PM
Keep them coming Travis. The short stories are the perfect thing when I finish one book and don't want to start another large book.

#6  JSWolf 01-29-2008, 07:59 AM
Any chance for an IMP version please?

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