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An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge By Christopher Sergel Ambrose Bierce An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge Stage adaptation of the Ambrose Bierce short story An almost cheerful young man is about to be hanged for his attempt to blow up the Owl Creek Bridge during the Civil War On this Bierce creates the m
  • Title: An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge
  • Author: Christopher Sergel Ambrose Bierce
  • ISBN: 9780871293435
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback
  • An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge By Christopher Sergel Ambrose Bierce Stage adaptation of the Ambrose Bierce short story.An almost cheerful young man is about to be hanged for his attempt to blow up the Owl Creek Bridge during the Civil War On this, Bierce creates the most surprising story of his career With dramatic force, the situation is established The man s nature and mission are quickly revealed in a moving encounter with his wife aStage adaptation of the Ambrose Bierce short story.An almost cheerful young man is about to be hanged for his attempt to blow up the Owl Creek Bridge during the Civil War On this, Bierce creates the most surprising story of his career With dramatic force, the situation is established The man s nature and mission are quickly revealed in a moving encounter with his wife and two daughters Then in one of the most exciting short scenes in literature, the audience is taken into the mind of the man at the moment of his execution.
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    1. Christopher Sergel Ambrose Bierce

      Christopher Sergel s interests and talents led him on many adventures throughout the world As captain of the schooner Chance, he spent two years in the South Pacific as a writer for Sports Afield magazine, he lived in the African bush for a year as a lieutenant commander during WWII, he taught celestial navigation as a playwright, his adaptation of Sherwood Anderson s Winesburg, Ohio was seen on Broadway But throughout his life, his greatest adventure and deepest love was his work with Dramatic Publishing During this time, he wrote adaptations of To Kill a Mockingbird, Cheaper By the Dozen, The Mouse That Roared, Up the Down Staircase, Fame, Black Elk Speaks and many His love of theatre and his caring for writers made him a generous and spirited mentor to many playwrights here and around the world His inspiration and integrity attracted to the company fine writers including C.P Taylor, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Arthur Miller, Roald Dahl and E.B White to name just a few He once said he hoped to be remembered as E.B White described Charlotte a true friend and a good writer.

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    1. A classic Kurt Vonnegut recommended it in his autobiography Only after finishing it did I realize I had watched this short film in high school.


    2. saw the twilight zone adaption so the ending lost its punchsome of the prettiest writing i think i have ever read it s just lovely and visual and it adds so much to such a simple storyybe would have been 5 if i didn t already know what was coming and it d been able to maintain the shock value



    3. Kurt Vonnegut called this a flawless example of American Literature I agree I love the structuring of the story and the visuality of the details Death is a dignitary who when he comes unannounced is to be received with formal manifestations of respect, even by those most familiar with him.


    4. Amazing short story that throws you a twist that you really weren t expecting The imagery is great highly recommended.


    5. These are my favorite kind of short stories Pulls you in and holds you on the edge to the point of reminding yourself to breathe and leaves you saying What the hell


    6. This short story is considered by many to be Ambrose Bierce s best A thirty five year old farmer from the South finds himself on the gallows to be hanged by Federal soldiers In just sixteen pages, Bierce paints a detailed picture not only of the scene, but of a man s thoughts The twist at the end is a bonus If you have ten minutes, check out the story on the public domain I read from Guttenberg here gutenberg files 375 3.


    7. This a short story collection a little bit like the twilight zone or one step beyond It is a fun set of stories to read.




    8. This is a nice little play It would be an easy show to mount in limited space The playwright really brings the brilliant story to life


    9. To die of hanging at the bottom of a river the idea seemed to him ludicrous He opened his eyes in the darkness and saw above him a gleam of light, but how distant, how inaccessible He was still sinking, for the light became fainter and fainter until it was a mere glimmer This is another story that I clearly remember reading last year as part of an American Lit course in conjunction with The Red Badge of Courage additionally, I was able to see the Twilight Zone adaption as well, so I am pretty we [...]


    10. DETAILThis historical short story is about a Civil war soldier sentenced to be hanged He has thoughts of escaping, which were the last thoughts he had before death The detail the author uses is so great that it almost seems as if I was there when it was happening Sentences like this, A sentinel at each end of the bridge stood with his rifle in the position known as support, that is to say, vertical in front of the left shoulder, the hammer resting on the forearm thrown straight across the chest [...]


    11. Personal Response I really liked the book They took a dying man and told his life story.Plot Summary The book was about a man from the United States Civil War that was tied up and about to get hanged The man was thinking about his entire life and how it went down while in the middle of listening to the sound of drums and the guards being lined up The man was thinking about the war he suffered from famine and was in the need of help He accepted water from a stranger and went to the Owl Creek Brid [...]


    12. This story has something to it that speaks to everyone in a new way It deals with many topics, including death, perceptions about time, and the love of family As a college student I have dealt with two of those three and I can say that the ideas about those themes in this play are done extremely well I recommend everyone read this short story, once, twice and maybe three times to parse out its intentions It is laced with hidden meaning.


    13. It was ok I read listened to it because I had heard it inspired Jacob s Ladder, one of my all time favourite movies Consequently I knew how it would end.The Twilight Zone episode of it was good too Knowing how it would end, I feel the visuals of the ending were better than the text, but overall the text was probably better than the short film However, the short was extremely faithful to the prose.


    14. Ambrose Bierce s classic Civil War era short story with a twist.It s truly amazing how human nature can make life infinitely slow or quicken, depending upon our emotional state This story is a fantastic example of that, as the protagonist experiences HOURS of thought within just a brief moment of real time.A great read.Recommended.


    15. This short story had me holding my breath and on the edge of my seat start to finish The details were impeccable when they were on the bridge preparing for the hanging I gave it 4 stars, short stories are never fully satisfying to me, not enough character development but I did enjoy this story.


    16. It didn t blow me away, but it is a very good tale that is very well told, and well worth reading, if only just for the highly decorative descriptions particularly within the last section of the story.


    17. It was great I love these kinds of short stories with lots of breath taking moments and I couldnt predict the end even though it didnt have that much of special point and new idea but totally loved reading it.


    18. This book, despite being ridiculously over analyzed by a terrible sopho high school English teacher, was one of the few books to inspire me in the writing I do today I m always looking for arcs like it, but I can never find them, not to this extent, so I decided to just write them myself.


    19. Probably my favourite short story ever I first read this in high school, and found it totally gripping And then when I saw the short filmwhew I actually downloaded it onto my eReader and have it as a go to whenyou knowyour book ends and you re not ready to go to sleep yet.


    20. I can t pinpoint what it is about Bierce and this story in particular that just captivates me every single time I always read with such hope, even if I had read the story moments before, as if the ending might change just this once This is another one of my favorites.


    21. Wow, a really short story I enjoyed it but the ending was pretty obvious Maybe it wasn t when the story was written At any rate it was a good story and I enjoyed reading it.








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