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The Moonlit Road and Other Ghost and Horror Stories Lesson Plan

Introduction to The Moonlit Road and Other Ghost and Horror Stories

The Moonlit Road and Other Ghost and Horror Stories is a collection of horror stories by the American writer Ambrose Bierce. Bierce is an important author in the horror genre, inspiring authors such as HP Lovecraft. The collection is primarily set in rural America in the 19th century, and Bierce draws from folklore, news events, and local legend.

Many of the stories include supernatural elements, and others leave readers unsure if the supernatural was involved or not. This uncertainty prevails throughout the collection, and nearly all of the stories feature a twist. Bierce sometimes uses a non-linear narrative to enhance these twists. Many times, deaths have no cause except terror or...

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