"Ashes of the Beacon. An Historical Monograph Written in 4930"

Title"Ashes of the Beacon. An Historical Monograph Written in 4930"
Year for Search1905
AuthorsBierce, Ambrose [Gwinett](1842-1914?)
Secondary TitleNew York American
Pagination22
Date PublishedFebruary 19, 1905
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Satire on the United States from the point of view of a future society with a weak understanding of U. S. history. Self-government considered a contradiction in terms. Satire on politics, the legal system as a whole and the jury system in particular, women, religion, labor relations, and other subjects.

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Rpt. in the San Francisco Examiner (February 26, 1905): 44; in The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce. Volume 1 (New York: Neale Pub. Co., 1909), 17-86. Rpt. (New York: Gordian Press, 1966), 1: 17-86; and in The Fall of the Republic and Other Political Satires. Ed. S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2000), 3-31. The version in The Collected Works incorporates “The Jury in Ancient America: An Historical Sketch Written in the Year of Grace 3687. Translated by Ambrose Bierce.” Cosmopolitan 39.4 (August 1905): 384-88; and “Insurance in Ancient America: Translated from the Work of a Future Historian.” Cosmopolitan Magazine 41.5 (September 1906): 555-57

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Author Note

(1842-1914?)

Full Text

1905 Bierce, Ambrose [Gwinett] (1842-1914?). “Ashes of the Beacon. An Historical Monograph Written in 4930.” New York American (February 19, 1905): 22. Rpt. the San Francisco Examiner (February 26, 1905): 44;  in The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce. Volume 1 (New York: Neale Pub. Co., 1909), 17-86. Rpt. (New York: Gordian Press, 1966), 1: 17-86; and in The Fall of the Republic and Other Political Satires. Ed. S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2000), 3-31. The version in The Collected Works incorporates “The Jury in Ancient America: An Historical Sketch Written in the Year of Grace 3687. Translated by Ambrose Bierce.” Cosmopolitan 39.4 (August 1905): 384-88; and “Insurance in Ancient America: Translated from the Work of a Future Historian.” Cosmopolitan Magazine 41.5 (September 1906): 555-57. L, MnU

Satire on the United States from the point of view of a future society with a weak understanding of U. S. history. Self-government considered a contradiction in terms. Satire on politics, the legal system as a whole and the jury system in particular, women, religion, labor relations, and other subjects.