AMBROSE BIERCE’S PERSONAL INFORMATIONNameAmbrose BierceNickname“Bitter Bierce”Place of BirthMeigs County, Ohio, USABirthdateJune 24, 1842Place of DeathUnknown. Speculation inMexico.Death date1914? Body never foundOccupationAuthor, Journalist, Writer, Novelist , Editor and War Veteran
BIERCE’S FAMILY INFORMATIONSiblingsTwelve siblings:Abigail, Amelia, Ann, Addison, Aurelius, Augustus, Almeda, Andrew, Albert, Arthur, Adelia and Aurelia.MotherLaura Sherwood BierceFatherMarcus Aurelius BierceWifeMary Ellen "Mollie" DayDivorced eventuallyChildrenDay Bierce, 1872; Leigh Bierce, 1874; and Helen Bierce, 1875.
BIERCE’S NUMEROUS TYPES OF WRITINGSTYLES• Horror Stories• Short Stories• Civil War Stories• Tall Tales• Collections and Books
BIERCE’S WRITING CHARACTERISTICS Sadistic Dark Disturbing Grief short stories Sad endings Emotional
ERA NAMES BIERCE LIVED THROUGH Victorian Era Queen Victoria rules United Kingdom from 1837to 1901 British empire expanded People were very conservative with what theywore Everyone had a certain social class status
ERA NAMES BIERCE LIVED THROUGH CONT. Edwardian Era Edward the VII ruled United Kingdom, QueenElizabeth’s son, from 1900 to 1914. Most powerful nation in the world Dressed very prime and proper Socialism became popular People became interested inart, literature, fashion, science and politics.
LAST WORDS"Good-bye — if you hear of my being stood up againsta Mexican stone wall and shot to rags please knowthat I think that a pretty good way to depart this life. Itbeats old age, disease, or falling down the cellar stars.To be a Gringo in Mexico — ah, that is euthanasia!“-He wrote this to his cousin, Lora Bierce in a letter.