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War has been part of human history since its inception. Of course, it has also left a strong imprint on the imagination of the writers of all times. Check out the stories that have war as their theme, especially selected by the critic August Nemo: - An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce - Two Friends by Guy de Maupassant - The Upturned Face by Stephen Crane - Editha by William Dean Howells - War by Luigi Pirandello - The Soul of a Regiment by Talbot Mundy - Roger Malvin's Burial by Nathaniel Hawthorne For more books with interesting themes, be sure to check the other books in this collection!
About the Author
Ambrose Bierce, (born June 24, 1842, Meigs county, Ohio, U.S.died 1914, Mexico), American newspaperman, wit, satirist, and author of sardonic short stories based on themes of death and horror. His life ended in an unsolved mystery. Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant (5 August 1850 6 July 1893) was a 19th century French author, remembered as a master of the short story form, and as a representative of the Naturalist school, who depicted human lives and destinies and social forces in disillusioned and often pessimistic terms. Stephen Crane (November 1, 1871 June 5, 1900) was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer. Prolific throughout his short life, he wrote notable works in the Realist tradition as well as early examples of American Naturalism and Impressionism. He is recognized by modern critics as one of the most innovative writers of his generation. William Dean Howells (March 1, 1837 May 11, 1920) was an American realist novelist, literary critic, and playwright, nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters". He was particularly known for his tenure as editor of The Atlantic Monthly, as well as for his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day" and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria. Luigi Pirandello (28 June 1867 10 December 1936) was an Italian dramatist, novelist, poet, and short story writer whose greatest contributions were his plays. He was awarded the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature for "his almost magical power to turn psychological analysis into good theatre." Talbot Mundy (23 April 1879 5 August 1940) was an English-born American writer of adventure fiction. Based for most of his life in the United States, he also wrote under the pseudonym of Walter Galt. Best known as the author of King of the Khyber Rifles and the Jimgrim series, much of his work was published in pulp magazines. Nathaniel Hawthorne (July 4, 1804 May 19, 1864) was an American novelist, dark romantic, and short story writer.
Date of Birth:July 4, 1804
Date of Death:May 19, 1864
Place of Birth:Salem, Massachusetts
Place of Death:Plymouth, New Hampshire
Education:Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1824