An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge
by Ambrose Bierce

đź“— 52-copy Limited Edition
đź“™ Trade Edition
Grim Classics Series: #7

"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce is a classic short story that explores the themes of time, reality, and the human mind. Set during the Civil War, the story follows the life of a Confederate sympathizer who is about to be hanged by Union soldiers. In this suspenseful tale, the protagonist experiences a series of strange and surreal events that challenge his perceptions of reality. This timeless piece of literature has captivated readers for over a century with its haunting and thought-provoking narrative, its masterful use of foreshadowing, symbolism, and psychological themes. Whether you're a fan of historical fiction, psychological thrillers, or simply great storytelling, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is a must-read.

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  • EPUB eBook + MP3 audiobook of the tale
  • Original cover art, numbered to each copy
  • Newly designed interior layout for EPUB eBook
  • Original interior illustration
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  • Total Copies Minted: Limited Edition—55 (52-numbered + 3 Contributor's copies); Trade—250
  • Blockchain: Polygon (Matic)
  • Mint Date(s): Limited Edition (Copies 1-13)—February 23, 2023; Trade—December 8, 2023
  • Original Offering Price: Limited Edition—20 MATIC ($27.12 USD); Trade—1 MATIC ($0.85 USD)
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About the Author

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce was an American short story writer, journalist, and satirist born in Ohio in 1842. He served in the Civil War and worked as a reporter for various newspapers before moving to San Francisco. He wrote the critically acclaimed collection of short stories "Tales of Soldiers and Civilians" and the satirical "Devil's Dictionary," which defined common words with witty and often dark humor. Bierce disappeared in 1913 while covering the Mexican Revolution and his fate remains unknown.
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