The Stories and Fables of Ambrose Bierce
Here is a paperback copy of a book I already have in its hardbound version. As I mentioned there, delightful, slightly weird art graces some eighty fables here selected from the hundreds that Bierce wrote. The best are surprising in finding new sardonic possibilities. Among the best are The Crimson Candle, The Inconsolable Widow, and The Man with No Enemies. Compare with the more comprehensive selection in Dover's Fantastic Fables (1898/1970), though some here seem not to appear there.