An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
by Ambrose Bierce
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Resources
A great website that collects all of Bierce's works, including his horror stories (who knew?). Here you'll also find a free annotated edition of "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge."
Learn about Ambrose Bierce's life and mysterious disappearance.
The History Channel's website provides a lot of interesting information through interactive web browsing.
Some of the soldiers who execute Farquhar might be rocking some epic facial hair like the guys featured on Shmoop's "Awesomely Bad Facial Hair of the Civil War Era" page.
Read the full text of the story in this searchable, online edition. Thanks, Project Gutenberg!
Want to read more of Bierce's Civil War stories? Check out this collection that includes "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge."
Movie or TV Productions
This is a short, French production.
Here's an American short film version that has worse reviews.
Clips from the French short film edited and set to music. This really helps you picture the scene.
Here's part 1 of 3 for Hitchcock's adaptation of Bierce's story. You can find the links to the other two parts on YouTube. It certainly makes some alterations to the original. See what you think of it. (And don't miss Hitchcock's intro, during which he's hanging out inside a cannon. Weird.)
A free audio book version of the story. Come on, you know you want to hear "Owl Creek Bridge" narrated by a guy named Michael Scott.
Portrait of the artist as a young man.
Our author, hanging out with a human skull.
Check out an illustration the battle that takes place before the start of Bierce's story.