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Title: A Horseman in the Sky Title Record # 706693
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Date: 1889-04-14
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: Borderline fantastic story (a matter of atmosphere not supernatural events). First published as "The Horseman in the Sky" in the San Francisco Examiner, April 14, 1889.
Synopsis: During the Civil War, a young man from the South joins the Union army, unlike the rest of his family. He sees a Confedwate scout on horseback, and recognizes his father. He is conflicted whether to shoot at him, but ultimately does.
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Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1898An uncredited pirating of the Ambrose Bierce story, lightly revised.
The Horseman in the Air: A Tale of the American Civil War [as by H. T. P.]
Year Language Title
1974Translated by Frida Papadache
Romanian
Un călăreț prin cer?Un calaret prin cer

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Tales of Soldiers and Civilians 1891-00-00 Ambrose Bierce E. L. G. Steele     300
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians 1892-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Chatto & Windus     vi+
244
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians 1898-00-00 Ambrose Bierce G. P. Putnam's Sons     vi+
362
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Short Stories, June 11, 1898 1898-06-11 ed. Editors of Short Stories (1893-1904) C. Arthur Pearson  
-/1?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
32
pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
mag  
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?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians 1910-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Chatto & Windus     244
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians 1918-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Boni & Liveright  
$2.00?$: US dollar
403
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians 1918-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Boni & Liveright  
$2.00?$: US dollar
403
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians 1930-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Chatto & Windus (Phoenix Library)  
2/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
244
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
American Short Stories of the Nineteenth Century 1930-00-00 ed. John Cournos J. M. Dent & Sons     372
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
A Century of Thrillers: From Poe to Arlen 1934-00-00 ed. uncredited Daily Express Publications     1087
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Evening Standard Book of Strange Stories 1934-00-00 ed. uncredited Hutchinson  
3/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
1024
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians 1941-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Chatto & Windus (Pelham Library)     244
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales of Soldiers and Civilians 1943-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Heritage Press  
$3.50?$: US dollar
xxx+
222
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Paul Landacre  
Pause to Wonder 1944-00-00 ed. Marjorie Fischer, Rolfe Humphries Julian Messner  
$3.00?$: US dollar
xx+
572
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Unexpected 1948-06-00 ed. Bennett Cerf Bantam Books 502
$0.25?$: US dollar
x+
273
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 Ed Grant Checkmark
Fancy Free 1949-04-00 ed. W. G. Bebbington George Allen & Unwin  
3/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
ix+
131
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Playboy, December 1953 1953-12-00 ed. Editors of Playboy        
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag  
Nightmare Stories 1962-00-00 ed. Charles Higham Horwitz PB117
A3/9?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
130
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 Frank Benier  
Stories Selected from the Unexpected 1963-03-00 ed. Bennett Cerf Bantam Books FP30
$0.50?$: US dollar
184
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  
The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce 1970-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Doubleday     496
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Alex Gotfryd  
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
$0.95?$: US dollar
xix+
298
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 John Holmes  
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
Un călăreț prin cer și alte povestiri?Un cahlahrets prin cer shi alte povestiri
Un calaret prin cer si alte povestiri
1974-00-00 Ambrose Bierce
Cartea Romānească?Cartea Romaneasca
    xxii+
334
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
coll Simona Runcan  
Super Book of Ghost Stories 1977-09-00 ed. Leonard J. Matthews Hamlyn 0-600-34023-6   507
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Treasury of American Short Stories 1981-00-00 ed. Nancy Sullivan Doubleday 0-385-17139-0   xx+
748
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth 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 Best of Ambrose Bierce 1984-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Castle / Book Sales 0-89009-798-4   vi+
484
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
The Devil's Advocate: An Ambrose Bierce Reader 1987-12-00 Ambrose Bierce Chronicle Books 0-87701-401-9
$22.50?$: US dollar
327
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Collected Writings of Ambrose Bierce 1988-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Picador / Pan Books (Picador Classics) 0-330-29802-X
£6.95?£: UK pound
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
The Treasury of American Short Stories 1990-00-00 ed. Nancy Sullivan Dorset Press 0-88029-512-0   xx+
748
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Civil War Stories 1994-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Dover Publications (Dover Thrift Editions) 0-486-28038-1
$1.00?$: US dollar
iv+
123
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 Checkmark
Selected Ghost Stories 1996-11-00 ed. Giles Gordon Bloomsbury 0-7475-2914-0
£10.95?£: UK pound
232
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Jeff Fisher (artist)  
Civil War Stories 2012-03-01 Ambrose Bierce Dover Publications 978-0-486-11156-8
$3.50?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
100 Great Short Stories 2015-02-23 ed. James Daley Dover Publications (Dover Thrift Editions) 978-0-486-80328-9
$10.00?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
100 Great Short Stories 2015-03-18 ed. James Daley Dover Publications (Dover Thrift Editions) 978-0-486-79021-3   768
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  
Stories Selected from The Unexpected date unknown ed. Bennett Cerf Bantam Pathfinder FP30
$0.50?$: US dollar
viii+
184
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 Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce date unknown Ambrose Bierce University of Nebraska Press 978-0-8032-6071-9
$18.95?$: US dollar
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
A Treasury of Short Stories: Favorites of the Past Hundred Years from Turgenev to Thurber, from Balzac to Hemingway, with Biographical Sketches of the Authors date unknown ed. Bernardine Kielty Simon & Schuster     xiii+
849
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Stories Selected from the Unexpected date unknown ed. Bennett Cerf Bantam Pathfinder HP4705
$0.60?$: US dollar
viii+
184
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  
Stories Selected from the Unexpected date unknown ed. Bennett Cerf Bantam Books 011   viii+
184
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  
Flex Text: An Anthology of Literature date unknown ed. uncredited Perfection Form Co.      
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
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