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Cobwebs from an Empty Skull

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Cobwebs from an Empty Skull is a collection of short stories and satirical pieces written by Ambrose Bierce. The book features a range of topics, from politics and society to religion and human nature.

Bierce's writing is sharp and witty, often using irony and dark humor to comment on the absurdity of the world. His storytelling is engaging, with each piece offering a unique perspective or twist that keeps the reader entertained.

While some of the stories may be dated in their references or language, Bierce's observations on human behavior and societal norms remain relevant today. His writing is thought-provoking and challenges readers to question their own beliefs and assumptions.

Overall, Cobwebs from an Empty Skull is a captivating read for fans of satire and dark humor. Bierce's writing style is distinctive and his insights into human nature make this collection a compelling and entertaining read.

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Ambrose Bierce's collection of short parables, published under the pen name of Dod Grile, is similar to Aesop's Fables. This compilation is comprised of "Fables of Zambri, the Parsee," "Brief Seasons of Intellectual Dissipation" and the "Divers Tales," all of which were first serialized in the magazine "FUN." A great read for any lover of short stories or poetry with faraway lands, talking animals and supernatural occurrences!

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