Title: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

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Title: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Title Record # 69758
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Date: 1890-07-13
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: Barely genre; but as a morbid story of strange mental experiences, included in some genre anthologies. First published in the San Francisco Examiner, July 13, 1890.
Synopsis: During the American Civil War soldiers are executing a prisoner. They put a rope around his neck and push him off a bridge. The rope breaks and he makes his way across country to his home. Just as he gets there, he dies-- his escape has all been a last-second imagining as he's falling.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1971 Incident at Owl Creek
Year Language Title
1963 German Die Brücke über den Eulenfluß
1967 Dutch Het Incident Bij de Brug van Owl Creek
1972 German Exekution auf der Owl-Creek-Brücke
1974 Romanian Întîmplare la podul de pe Owl Creek?
1981 Italian Incidente a Owl Creek
1996 Finnish Tapaus Owl Creekin sillalla
2007 French Ce qui se passa sur le pont d'Owl Creek

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Tales of Soldiers and Civilians 1891-00-00 Ambrose Bierce E. L. G. Steele     300 hc? coll  
In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians 1898-00-00 Ambrose Bierce G. P. Putnam's Sons     vi+
362
hc? coll  
In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians 1909-00-00 Ambrose Bierce The Neale Publishing Company (The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce #2)     403 hc? coll Checkmark
In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians 1918-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Boni & Liveright   $2.00 403 hc? coll  
American Mystery Stories 1927-00-00 ed. Carolyn Wells Oxford University Press, USA     xi+
232
hc? anth  
Great Stories of All Nations: One Hundred Sixty Complete Stories from the Literatures of All Periods and Countries 1933-00-00 ed. Maxim Lieber, Blanche Colton Williams Tudor Publishing Company     1132 hc? anth Checkmark
A Century of Horror Stories 1935-00-00 ed. Dennis Wheatley Hutchinson   3/6 1024 hc? anth Checkmark
The Haunted Omnibus 1937-00-00 ed. Alexander Laing Farrar & Rinehart   $3.00 xvi+
848
hc? anth Lynd Ward  
The Haunted Omnibus 1937-00-00 ed. Alexander Laing Oxford   C$ xvi+
848
hc? anth  
The Haunted Omnibus 1937-00-00 ed. Alexander Laing Cassell     xvi+
848
hc? anth  
Selected English Short Stories: XIX and XX Centuries: (Third Series) 1937-00-00 ed. uncredited Oxford University Press (The World's Classics #315)     viii+
507
hc? anth Checkmark
Great Ghost Stories of the World: The Haunted Omnibus 1939-00-00 ed. Alexander Laing Garden City Publishing Co.   $1.79 xvi+
848
hc? anth Checkmark
Great Ghost Stories of the World 1941-00-00 ed. Alexander Laing Blue Ribbon   $1.00 viii+
485
hc? anth  
Great Ghost Stories of the World 1941-00-00 ed. Alexander Laing Blue Ribbon   C$1.39 viii+
485
hc? anth  
Ghosts, Ghouls and Other Nuisances 1959-00-00 ed. Maxim Lieber Seven Seas Publishers   2/6 272 pb? anth  
Help!, #2 September 1960 1960-09-00 ed. Harvey Kurtzman, Gloria Steinem General Promotions Co.   $0.35 64 bedsheet? mag  
The Dream Adventure 1963-00-00 ed. Roger Caillois The Orion Press   $5.95 xxxiii+
285
hc? anth Wladislaw Finne Checkmark
Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce 1964-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Dover Publications   $1.00 199 pb? coll  
And Graves Give Up Their Dead 1964-00-00 ed. Frederick Pickersgill Corgi Books GS1497 3/6 174 pb? anth  
Shafts of Fear 1964-00-00 ed. Dennis Wheatley Arrow Books 760 3/6 288 pb? anth  
Terror! 1966-00-00 ed. Larry T. Shaw Lancer Books 72-139 $0.50 192 pb? anth Checkmark
Where Nightmares Are 1966-03-00 ed. Peter Haining Mayflower-Dell 9504 3/6 174 pb? anth  
Dat Vervloekte Ding en Andere Griezelverhalen 1967-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Meulenhoff (Meesters der Fantastische Vertelkunst #9) F9 ƒ2.50 159 pb? coll Sanne Sannes Checkmark
Stories and Storytellers 1968-01-01 ed. David Aloian Addison-Wesley     273 hc? anth Checkmark
Dennis Wheatley's First Book of Horror Stories 1968-03-00 ed. Dennis Wheatley Hutchinson   30/- 288 hc? anth  
Das Spukhaus 1969-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Insel (Bibliothek des Hauses Usher)   DM 12.80 173 hc? coll  
Where Nightmares Are 1969-10-00 ed. Peter Haining Mayflower 0-583-11586-1   174 pb? anth  
The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce 1970-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Doubleday     496 hc? coll  
Affinities: A Short Story Anthology 1970-09-00 ed. John Tytell, Harold Jaffe Thomas Y. Crowell (The Crowell Critical Library #620) 0-690-05248-0   x+
468
tp? anth Checkmark
Mind in Chains 1970-12-00 ed. Dr. Christopher Evans Panther 0-586-03423-4 6/- 223 pb? anth  
The Complete Short Stories 2, The World of War and the World of Tall Tales 1971-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Ballantine Books 0-345-02449-4 $0.95 xix+
298
pb? coll John Holmes  
Tales of Soldiers and Civilians 1971-00-00 Ambrose Bierce The Easton Press (Masterpieces of American Literature)     xxx+
222
hc? coll Checkmark
The Ghouls 1971-02-15 ed. Peter Haining W. H. Allen 0-491-00027-8 £2.50 383 hc? anth  
The Ghouls 1971-03-00 ed. Peter Haining Stein and Day     383 hc? anth Mark Abraham  
The Ghouls 1971-06-00 ed. Peter Haining Stein and Day / BCE 3378   382 hc? anth Mark Abraham Checkmark
Perchance to Dream 1972-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Doubleday   $5.95 viii+
208
hc? anth Checkmark
Terror 1972-00-00 ed. Larry T. Shaw Heyne (Heyne Allgemeine Reihe #960) 960 DM 2.80 125 pb? anth Bildagentur Mauritius Checkmark
The Ghouls 1972-04-00 ed. Peter Haining Pocket Books 78182 $1.25 xv+
[1]+
400
pb? anth A. Magee Checkmark
Where Nightmares Are 1973-00-00 ed. Peter Haining David Bruce & Watson 0-85127-014-X   174 hc? anth Bill Botten  
Perchance to Dream 1973-01-00 ed. Damon Knight Manor Books 95279 $0.95 xii+
208
pb? anth Checkmark
Mind in Chains 1974-00-00 ed. Dr. Christopher Evans Panther 0-586-03423-4 £0.40 223 pb? anth Checkmark
Un călăreț prin cer și alte povestiri? 1974-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Cartea Românească?     xxii+
334
unknown? coll Simona Runcan  
Perchance to Dream 1974-03-00 ed. Damon Knight Gollancz 0-575-01781-3 £ 216 hc? anth  
The Ghouls: Book Two 1974-10-00 ed. Peter Haining Orbit 0-86007-808-6 £0.60 201 pb? anth  
Perchance to Dream 1976-00-00 ed. Damon Knight Manor Books 12401 $1.25 xii+
208
pb? anth Checkmark
Perchance to Dream 1976-09-00 ed. Damon Knight Coronet 0-340-19926-1 £0.80 218 pb? anth Checkmark
The Ghostmasters: Weird Stories by Famous Writers 1976-10-00 ed. Betty M. Owen Scholastic Book Services TK 3527   171 pb? anth Joe Ciardiello Checkmark
Dat Vervloekte Ding en Andere Griezelverhalen 1977-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Het Spectrum (Prisma #1788) 90-274-0916-1   159 pb? coll  
Das Spukhaus 1977-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #6) 3-518-06865-2 DM 5.00 165 pb? coll Hans Ulrich Osterwalder , Ute Osterwalder Checkmark
Super Book of Ghost Stories 1977-09-00 ed. Leonard J. Matthews Hamlyn 0-600-34023-6   507 hc? anth  
Twice-Told Tales: An Anthology of Short Fiction 1979-00-00 ed. Gerard A. Barker Houghton Mifflin 0-395-26635-1   xiii+
689
tp? anth Checkmark
Al cinema con il mostro. Volume secondo 1981-11-11 ed. Peter Haining Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Oscar #1434) 20570-8 3,750 Lit 260 pb? anth John Holmes  
Where Nightmares Are 1983-03-00 ed. Peter Haining Severn House 0-7278-0874-5 £6.95 173 hc? anth  
Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Horror and Supernatural of the 19th Century 1983-05-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Charles G. Waugh, Martin H. Greenberg Beaufort Books 0-8253-0128-9 $16.95 368 hc? anth  
The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce 1984-00-00 Ambrose Bierce University of Nebraska Press 0-8032-6071-7   496 tp? coll  
The Twilight Zone: The Original Stories 1985-00-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Richard Matheson, Charles G. Waugh MJF Books 1-56731-065-6   550 hc? anth  
A Treasury of American Horror Stories 1985-00-00 ed. Charles G. Waugh, Martin H. Greenberg, Frank McSherry, Jr. Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-48075-1 $10.00 xii+
670
hc? anth  
The Twilight Zone: The Original Stories 1985-07-00 ed. Richard Matheson, Martin Harry Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Avon Books 0-380-89601-X $8.95 550 tp? anth 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? omni Robin Harris Checkmark
Fiction 100: An Anthology of Short Stories 1988-00-00 ed. James H. Pickering Macmillan 0-02-395541-4   ix+
1533
tp? anth Checkmark
Civil War Ghosts 1991-04-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Frank D. McSherry, Jr., Charles G. Waugh August House 0-87483-173-3 $9.95 205 tp? anth Kitty Harvill  
Civil War Stories 1994-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Dover Publications (Dover Thrift Editions) 0-486-28038-1 $1.00 iv+
123
tp? coll Checkmark
The Ghouls 1994-04-00 ed. Peter Haining Bounty Books 1-85152-373-1 £4.99 384 hc? anth  
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge 1995-12-01 Ambrose Bierce Project Gutenberg 375 $0.00   ebook? chap  
Pyhä kauhu: Kuusi kertomusta 1996-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Karisto (Pokkaristo) 951-23-3595-6   107 pb? coll Checkmark
One Dark Night: 13 Masterpieces of the Macabre 2000-09-00 ed. Kathleen Blease Ballantine Books 0-345-44044-7 $10.00 xiii+
206
tp? anth Checkmark
My Favorite Horror Story 2000-10-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Mike Baker DAW Books (DAW Collectors #1166) 0-88677-914-6 $6.99 xvi+
303
pb? anth Koeveks Checkmark
The Treasury of the Fantastic: Romanticism to Early Twentieth Century Literature 2001-02-00 ed. David Sandner, Jacob Weisman North Atlantic Books/Tachyon Publications/Frog, Ltd. 1-58394-030-8 $27.50 747 hc? anth Michael Dashow  
My Favorite Horror Story 2004-05-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Mike Baker ibooks 0-7434-8740-0 $12.95 367 tp? anth John Howe  
My Favorite Horror Story 2007-00-00 ed. Mike Baker, Martin H. Greenberg MJF Books 978-1-56731-905-7   xiv+
258
hc? anth Ilona Wellmann Checkmark
Chefs-d'œuvre du fantastique: de E.T.A. Hoffmann à Stephen King? 2007-08-00 ed. Jacques Goimard Omnibus (France) (Collection Omnibus) 978-2-258-07526-9 €25.00 xxiv-1121 tp? anth Yan' Dargent  
My Favorite Horror Story 2007-11-25 ed. Mike Baker, Martin H. Greenberg ibooks 1-59687-199-7 $12.95 384 tp? anth  
Horror Masters Vol. 10 2010-01-25 ed. Sons of Horror River Styx Publishing 978-1-61704-046-7 $10.98 142 tp? anth  
The Military Megapack: 25 Great Tales of War 2011-05-31 ed. John Gregory Betancourt Wildside Press (Megapack) 978-1-4344-3106-6 $12.00 646 tp? anth  
The Military Megapack: 25 Great Tales of War 2011-05-31 ed. John Gregory Betancourt Wildside Press (Megapack) 978-1-4344-3825-6 $0.99 unpaged ebook? anth  
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 017 2012-08-12 ed. LibriVox LibriVox   $0.00   digital audio download? anth  
Lamplight, September 2012 2012-09-00 ed. Jacob Haddon Apokrupha 978-1-4935-8591-5 $5.99 70 tp? mag  
Survive, or Die! 21 Ultimate Adventures 2013-00-00 ed. T. M. Gray, Charles G. Waugh Sam Teddy Publishing 978-1-935573-67-8 $19.95 432 tp? anth  
The Treasury of the Fantastic: Romanticism to Early Twentieth Century Literature 2013-08-15 ed. David Sandner, Jacob Weisman Tachyon Publications 978-1-61696-096-4 $19.95 706 tp? anth Thomas Canty  
Shades of Blue and Gray: Ghosts of the Civil War 2013-09-11 ed. Steve Berman Prime Books 978-1-60701-403-4 $15.95 357 tp? anth Sherin Nicole  
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge 2014-06-25 Ambrose Bierce Paradigm Publishing 978-1-78401-221-2 $0.99   ebook? chap  
The Classic Horror Collection 2017-11-30 ed. uncredited Arcturus Publishing 978-1-78888-263-7 $6.99   ebook? anth  
The Classic Horror Collection 2018-03-15 ed. uncredited Arcturus Publishing 978-1-78828-401-1   928 hc? anth  
The Classic Horror Collection 2018-05-01 ed. uncredited Sirius 978-1-78828-538-4 $19.99 928 hc? anth  
Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce date unknown Ambrose Bierce Dover Publications 0-486-20767-6 $3.00 199 tp? 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? coll Marvin Cone Checkmark
21 Great Stories date unknown ed. Editors of 21 Great Stories Mentor / New American Library 0-451-62785-7 $5.99 352 pb? anth Checkmark
Impact: Short Stories for Pleasure date unknown ed. Donald L. Stansbury Prentice-Hall 0-13-451724-5   vi+
377
tp? anth Checkmark
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