The Damned Thing


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The Damned Thing: Weird and Ghostly Tales by Ambrose Bierce

Hardcover – Pushkin Press – Sep 2023 – 206 pages

Any lover of dark and unsettling tales will be enthralled by the short stories in this collection, all from the pen of the great Ambrose Bierce.

Bierce is often seen as the link between Poe and Lovecraft in the American fantastical tradition, and this collection showcases his mastery of the macabre.

A murder is relived from three startling perspectives; a hunter is driven out of his mind by an invisible, malevolent entity; a man meets a terrifying end in an abandoned house; a werepanther creeps through a window in the dead of night…


  • The Damned Thing;
  • The Moonlit Road;
  • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge;
  • The Death of Halpin Frayser;
  • The Suitable Surroundings;
  • The Middle Toe of the Right Foot;
  • Moxon’s Master;
  • An Adventure at Brownville;
  • The Eyes of the Panther;
  • The Spook House;
  • An Inhabitant of Carcosa


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