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Title: The Man and the Snake Title Record # 98839
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Date: 1890-06-29
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: First published in the San Francisco Examiner, June 29, 1890.
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Translations
Year Language Title
1967Translated by A. L. Spoorenberg
Dutch De man en de slang
1974Translated by Frida Papadache
Romanian
Omul și șarpele?Omul shi sharpele
Omul si sarpele
1987 French L'homme et le serpent
1988Translated by Gianni Pilo
Italian L'uomo e il serpente
1996Translated by V. Hämeen-Anttila
Finnish Mies ja käärme
1999Translated by Aitor Ibarrola; first published in Relatos / Diccionario del Diablo (Cátedra, 1999).
Spanish El hombre y la serpiente

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  
Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories: American 1908-00-00 ed. Julian Hawthorne The Review of Reviews Co.     304
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
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
American 1909-00-00 ed. Julian Hawthorne The Review of Reviews Co.     370
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
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  
The Mystery Book 1934-00-00 ed. H. Douglas Thomson Odhams Press     1086
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  
Another Seven Strange Stories 1944-00-00 ed. John L. Hardie Art & Educational Publishers  
1/3?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).
80
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  
Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce 1964-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Dover Publications  
$1.00?$: US dollar
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  
Shock! 1965-00-00 ed. M. C. Allen Popular Library SP375
$0.50?$: US dollar
144
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
Dat vervloekte ding en andere griezelverhalen 1967-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Meulenhoff (Meesters der Fantastische Vertelkunst #9) F9
ƒ2.50?ƒ: Dutch guilder
159
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 Sanne Sannes Checkmark
Terribly Strange Tales 1967-11-00 ed. Elizabeth Hough Sechrist, Janette Woolsey Macrae-Smith Company     253
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth H. Tom Hall  
Terribly Strange Tales 1967-11-00 ed. Elizabeth Hough Sechrist, Janette Woolsey Macrae-Smith Company  
$4.95?$: US dollar
253
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth H. Tom Hall  
A Walk with the Beast 1969-00-00 ed. Charles M. Collins Avon S397
$0.60?$: US dollar
192
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
John Edgell's Ghosts 1970-00-00 ed. John Edgell Wayland 0-85340-020-2
35/-?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).
316
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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 Sixth Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories 1971-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Fontana 0-00-612686-3
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).
189
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  
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
Baleful Beasts 1974-00-00 ed. Gogo Lewis, Seon Manley Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 0-688-41573-3   222
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
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 Românească?Cartea Romaneasca
    xxii+
334
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
coll Simona Runcan  
John Edgell's Ghosts 1975-00-00 ed. John Edgell Firefly Books (I) 0-904724-01-8
£3.95?£: UK pound
316
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Ghostmasters: Weird Stories by Famous Writers 1976-10-00 ed. Betty M. Owen Scholastic Book Services TK 3527   171
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 Joe Ciardiello Checkmark
Dat vervloekte ding en andere griezelverhalen 1977-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Het Spectrum (Prisma #1788) 90-274-0916-1   159
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  
The Sixth Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories 1978-00-00 ed. Mary Danby Fontana 0-00-615353-4
£0.65?£: UK pound
189
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 John Holmes  
Tales from Beyond the Grave 1982-00-00 ed. uncredited Octopus Books 0-7064-1798-4
£2.99?£: UK pound
377
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mick Brownfield 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  
Classic Stories of Mystery, Horror and Suspense 1987-06-00 ed. Simon Petherick Robert Hale 0-7090-2933-0
£9.95?£: UK pound
224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
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  
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
La valle degli spiriti 1988-06-00 Ambrose Bierce Fanucci Editore (I Miti di Cthulhu #28) 88-347-0065-1
Lit 15,000?Lit: Italian lira
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  
Tales from Beyond the Grave 1989-00-00 ed. uncredited Gallery Books / W. H. Smith 0-8317-8628-0
$6.98?$: US dollar
377
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Mick Brownfield  
Horror by Lamplight 1993-08-00 ed. uncredited Chancellor Press 1-85152-315-4
£4.99?£: UK pound
504
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Paul Williams (II) Checkmark
Pyhä kauhu: Kuusi kertomusta 1996-00-00 Ambrose Bierce Karisto (Pokkaristo) 951-23-3595-6   107
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
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment 1998-10-00 ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Weinberg Barnes & Noble Books 0-7607-0855-X
$7.98?$: US dollar
578
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Lucy Corvino Checkmark
Ideomancer, Vol. 1 Issue 1, January 2002 2002-01-00 ed. Chris Clarke, Amber van Dyk Decadent Moon  
$0.00?$: US dollar
[21]
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
mag Checkmark
Classic Tales of Horror 2006-04-10 ed. Adele Hartley Bloody Books 0-9549476-8-1
£9.99?£: UK pound
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  
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  
Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce date unknown Ambrose Bierce Dover Publications 0-486-20767-6
$3.95?$: US dollar
xxii+
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 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 Walk with the Beast date unknown ed. Charles M. Collins Avon 0-380-00506-9
$1.25?$: US dollar
192
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
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