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Title: The Moonlit Road Title Record # 68298
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Date: 1907-01-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: librivox.org
Language: English
Note: First published in Cosmopolitan (New York), January 1907. Several authorities claim that the story was first published in 1894. However Bierce's own published letters cite January 1907.
Synopsis: Three statements are read, giving three very different points of view of a murder and a haunting. They are given by: A son whose mother was murdered and whose father mysteriously disappeared; A dying man who has lost his memory but is haunted by disturbing images of jealousy and retribution; A ghostly woman, speaking through a medium, tells of the horrible way she met her end.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
2018 Moonlit Road
Year Language Title
1957Translated by Havank
Dutch De Weg in het Maanlicht
1965Translated by K. Bruno Leder
German Die Straße im Mondlicht
1968Translated by Karl Bruno Leder
German Eine Straße im Mondschein
1986Translated by Daniela Galdo
Italian La strada illuminata dalla luna
1987 French La route au clair de lune
1988Translated by Gianni Pilo
Italian La strada illuminata dalla luna
1990
  • Translated by Aleksandar B. Nedeljković
Serbian Mesečinom obasjani put [as by Embrouz Birs]
1999Translated by Aitor Ibarrola; first published in Relatos / Diccionario del Diablo (Cátedra, 1999).
Spanish El camino a la luz de la luna

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Can Such Things Be? 1910-00-00 Ambrose Bierce The Neale Publishing Company (The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce #3)     427
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Can Such Things Be? 1918-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Boni & Liveright     427
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Can Such Things Be? 1924-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Albert & Charles Boni     427
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Mammoth Book of Thrillers, Ghosts and Mysteries 1936-00-00 ed. John R. Crossland, J. M. Parrish Odhams Press     766
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Tales of Soldiers and Civilians 1943-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Heritage Press   $3.50 xxx+
222
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Supernatural Reader 1953-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin, Lucy Conklin Longmans (Canada)   C$4.50 349
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Supernatural Reader 1953-04-13 ed. Groff Conklin, Lucy Conklin J. B. Lippincott   $3.95 349
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert Hallock Checkmark
The Supernatural Reader 1957-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin, Lucy Conklin Cassell & Company   16/- 349
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Griezelverhalen 1957-00-00 ed. Havank Bruna (Zwarte Beertjes #66) 66   190
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Dick Bruna  
The Supernatural Reader 1958-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin, Lucy Conklin World / WDL Books M706 2/6 252
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
Griezelverhalen 1961-00-00 ed. Havank Bruna (Zwarte Beertjes #66) 66   190
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Dick Bruna Checkmark
The Supernatural Reader 1962-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Collier Books AS392V $0.95 352
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce 1964-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Dover Publications   $1.00 199
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
Der Gnadenstoß: Geschichten des Grauens?Der Gnadenstoss: Geschichten des Grauens
1965-09-00 Ambrose Bierce Rowohlt (Rowohlts Klassiker der Literatur und der Wissenschaft #184) RKLW184 DM 2.20 124+
[4]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
The Supernatural Reader 1966-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Collier Books 01911 $0.95 352
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Don Ivan Punchatz Checkmark
The Supernatural Reader 1967-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Collier Books 01911 $0.95 352
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Don Ivan Punchatz Checkmark
The Supernatural Reader 1968-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Collier Books 01911 $0.95 352
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Don Ivan Punchatz  
Das Spukhaus 1969-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Insel (Bibliothek des Hauses Usher)   DM 12.80 173
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Supernatural Reader 1970-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Collier Books 01911 $0.95 352
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Don Ivan Punchatz Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce 1970-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Doubleday     496
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales of Soldiers and Civilians 1971-00-00 Ambrose Bierce The Easton Press (Masterpieces of American Literature)     xxx+
222
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Tenth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories 1974-00-00 ed. R. Chetwynd-Hayes Fontana 0-00-613623-0 £0.35 190
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
Classic Tales of Horror 1976-10-00 ed. Stephanie Dowrick Constable & Co. Ltd. 0-09-461560-8 £3.75 xiii+
270
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Das Spukhaus 1977-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #6) 3-518-06865-2 DM 5.00 165
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Hans Ulrich Osterwalder , Ute Osterwalder Checkmark
Adventure Stories for Girls 1978-00-00 ed. John Canning Octopus Books 0-7064-0691-5   400
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ron Sutherland Checkmark
Fantastic Worlds: Myths, Tales, and Stories 1979-00-00 ed. Eric S. Rabkin Oxford University Press 0-19-502542-3 $22.50 xvii+
478
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Fantastic Worlds: Myths, Tales, and Stories 1979-05-00 ed. Eric S. Rabkin Oxford University Press 0-19-502541-5 $5.95 xvii+
478
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Hieronymus Bosch Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce 1984-00-00 Ambrose Bierce University of Nebraska Press 0-8032-6071-7   496
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories 1984-10-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Penguin Books 0-14-006800-7 £4.95 512
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Steve Crisp Checkmark
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories 1985-00-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Penguin Books 0-14-006800-7 £4.95 512
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Steve Crisp  
L'orrore di Cthulhu 1986-03-00 ed. Gianni Pilo Fanucci Editore (I Miti di Cthulhu #3)   Lit 15,000 234
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Boris Vallejo  
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories 1987-10-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Penguin Books 0-14-006800-7 £5.95 512
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Steve Crisp  
Le mort et son veilleur 1987-10-00 Ambrose Bierce Néo (Fantastique / Science-fiction / Aventures #197) 2-7304-0458-9   147
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Jean-Michel Nicollet  
Dixie Ghosts: Haunting Spine-chilling Stories from the American South 1988-00-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Frank D. McSherry, Jr., Charles G. Waugh Rutledge Hill Press (The American Ghosts Series) 0-934395-73-X $8.95 xii+
208
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Harriette Bateman Checkmark
The Collected Writings of Ambrose Bierce 1988-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Picador / Pan Books (Picador Classics) 0-330-29802-X £6.95 xix+
810
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
omni Robin Harris Checkmark
La valle degli spiriti 1988-06-00 Ambrose Bierce Fanucci Editore (I Miti di Cthulhu #28) 88-347-0065-1 Lit 15,000 267
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Philippe Druillet  
Can Such Things Be? 1990-04-00 Ambrose Bierce Citadel Press 0-8065-0550-8 $6.95 160
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Kevin Kelly  
Alef, #20 1990-06-00 ed.
Boban Knežević?Boban Knezevic
Dnevnik   21.50 din 132
A5?14.8 cm by 21 cm or 5.8" by 8.3" magazine, used by some UK and European magazines
mag Tim White Checkmark
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories 1991-00-00 ed. J. A. Cuddon Bloomsbury 1-85471-001-X £4.99 512
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Steve Crisp  
Great Ghost Stories 1992-00-00 ed. John Grafton Dover Publications (Dover Thrift Editions) 0-486-27270-2 $1.00 viii+
100
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Paul E. Kennedy Checkmark
Mysteries: A Classic Collection 1994-00-00 ed. uncredited Bracken Books 1-85891-154-0 £5.99 606
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
The Mammoth Book of Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories 1995-10-00 ed. Richard Dalby Robinson 1-85487-338-5 £5.99 xiv+
573
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth The Senate  
Ghost Stories 1995-10-26 ed. J. A. Cuddon Penguin Audio 0-14-086118-1 £8.99  
audio cassette?Cassette tape
anth  
The Mammoth Book of Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories 1995-11-00 ed. Richard Dalby Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0279-6 $9.95 xiii+
573
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth The Senate  
Dixie Ghosts: Haunting Spine-chilling Stories from the American South 1996-00-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Frank D. McSherry, Jr., Charles G. Waugh Rutledge Hill Press 0-934395-73-X $9.95 xii+
208
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Harriette Bateman  
The Giant Book of Classic Ghost Stories: The Great Stories from the Victorian and Edwardian Era 1997-00-00 ed. Richard Dalby Magpie Books 1-85487-672-4 £3.99 xiv+
573
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
Can Such Things Be? 1997-01-00 Ambrose Bierce Wordsworth Editions (Wordsworth American Classics) 1-85326-570-5   vii+
161
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
Classic Chilling Tales 3 1998-10-00 ed. uncredited Naxos Audiobooks 962-634-164-5 £10.99  
audio CD?Compact disc with standard audio tracks
anth  
Creepy Classics III 1999-00-00 ed. Glen Bledsoe, Karen Bledsoe Lowell House (Lowell House Classics) 0-7373-0122-8 $5.95 viii+
120
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
Classic Tales of the Supernatural 2001-00-00 ed. Robin Brockman Arcturus Publishing 1-84193-013-X   519
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Paul Ashby Checkmark
Great Ghost Stories: 34 Classic Tale of the Supernatural 2002-00-00 ed. Robin Brockman Gramercy Books 0-517-22095-4 $14.95 519
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Paul Ashby  
Can Such Things Be? 2003-08-01 Ambrose Bierce Project Gutenberg 4366    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Great Ghost Stories 2004-07-00 ed. R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Stephen Jones Carroll & Graf 0-7867-1363-1 $13.00 xxiii+
326
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Michael Gesinger  
Great Ghost Stories: Tales of Mystery and Madness 2005-06-00 ed. R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Stephen Jones Cemetery Dance Publications 1-58767-103-4 $40.00 356
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Les Edwards  
Classic Tales of Horror: Volume 2 2007-09-00 ed. Jonathan Wooding Bloody Books 1-905636-11-3 £9.99 251
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
The Moonlit Road and Other Stories 2007-12-00 ed. uncredited Naxos Audiobooks (Classic Fiction) 962-634-494-6 $17.98  
audio CD?Compact disc with standard audio tracks
anth  
Bierce After Dark: 30 Strange Tales by Ambrose Bierce 2009-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Coachwhip Publications 978-1-61646-002-0 $9.95 167
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps 2009-00-00 ed. Peter Straub The Library of America (The Library of America #196) 978-1-59853-047-6 $35.00 xv+
746
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Andy Kerry , MIchelle Kerry Checkmark
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories: From Elizabeth Gaskell to Ambrose Bierce 2010-02-25 ed. Michael Newton (UK) Penguin Books (Penguin Classics) 978-0-14-144236-5 £10.99 xliv+
416
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
Cuentos inquietantes 2011-11-00 Ambrose Bierce Alianza Editorial 978-84-206-5488-1   224
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
Can Such Things Be? 2012-05-02 Ambrose Bierce LibriVox   $0.00  
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
coll  
The Big Book of Ghost Stories 2012-09-18 ed. Otto Penzler Vintage Crime/Black Lizard / Vintage Books 978-0-307-47449-0 $25.00 xii+
833
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Gregg Kulick Checkmark
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 020 2013-04-18 ed. LibriVox LibriVox      
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
anth  
The 2014 Halloween Horrors Megapack 2014-10-29 ed. John Gregory Betancourt Wildside Press (Megapack) 978-1-4794-0434-6 $0.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
Murder Mayhem Short Stories 2016-07-15 ed. Laura Bulbeck Flame Tree Publishing 978-1-78361-987-0 £20.00 479
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Gabor Ruszkai , Slava Gerj Checkmark
Murder Mayhem Short Stories 2016-11-12 ed. Laura Bulbeck Flame Tree Publishing   $18.00 479
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth Gabor Ruszkai , Slava Gerj  
Supernatural Short Stories 2018-04-15 ed. Joshua Perry Arcturus Publishing 978-1-78828-407-3   384
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Supernatural Short Stories 2018-06-01 ed. Joshua Perry Sirius 978-1-78828-543-8 $14.99 384
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce date unknown Ambrose Bierce Dover Publications 0-486-20767-6 $3.00 199
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce date unknown Ambrose Bierce University of Nebraska Press 978-0-8032-6071-9 $18.95 496
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Marvin Cone Checkmark
Great Ghost Stories date unknown ed. John Grafton Dover Publications (Dover Thrift Editions) 0-486-27270-2 $1.50 viii+
100
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Paul E. Kennedy Checkmark
The Supernatural Reader date unknown ed. Groff Conklin Collier Books AS 392 V $0.95 352
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories date unknown ed. Richard Dalby Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0279-6 $10.95 xiii+
573
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth The Senate  
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