Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. His creation is individualized by sardonic view of human nature and criticism. Participated the American Civil War, he composed the writing style with an abrupt beginnings, dark imagery, vague references to time, limited descriptions, impossible events and the theme of war. ‘Psychological Shipwreck‘ is the short-story, narrated by the“first-person”. The protagonist called William Jarrett tells the story about a strange meeting during the sea voyage with young woman, travelled alone with her servant. The strange lady inspired William Jarrett the novel feeling, that constantly impelled him to inexplicably seek her. The mystique of the young lady was redoubled by the fact, that one of her relatives was named William Jarrett, just like the protagonist… Who is the strange woman and how will the story end? Read the story and get the answers!