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SELECTED STORIES OF BRET HARTE By BY BRET HARTE
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CONTENTS INTRODUCTION THE LUCK OF ROARING CAMP THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT MIGGLES TENNESSEE'S PARTNER THE IDYL OF RED GULCH BROWN OF CALAVERAS HIGH-WATER MARK A LONELY RIDE THE MAN OF NO... More > ACCOUNT MLISS THE RIGHT EYE OF THE COMMANDER NOTES BY FLOOD AND FIELD AN EPISODE OF FIDDLETOWN BARKER'S LUCK A YELLOW DOG A MOTHER OF FIVE BULGER'S REPUTATION IN THE TULES A CONVERT OF THE MISSION THE INDISCRETION OF ELSBETH THE DEVOTION OF ENRIQUEZ< Less
SELECTED STORIES OF BRET HARTE By BY BRET HARTE
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CONTENTS INTRODUCTION THE LUCK OF ROARING CAMP THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT MIGGLES TENNESSEE'S PARTNER THE IDYL OF RED GULCH BROWN OF CALAVERAS HIGH-WATER MARK A LONELY RIDE THE MAN OF NO... More > ACCOUNT MLISS THE RIGHT EYE OF THE COMMANDER NOTES BY FLOOD AND FIELD AN EPISODE OF FIDDLETOWN BARKER'S LUCK A YELLOW DOG A MOTHER OF FIVE BULGER'S REPUTATION IN THE TULES A CONVERT OF THE MISSION THE INDISCRETION OF ELSBETH THE DEVOTION OF ENRIQUEZ< Less
Bret Harte Classics: Clarence By Bret Harte
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“Clarence” by Bret Harte revolves around the central charater, the protagonist of the story Clarence Brant. He is the President of the Robles Land Company; he is the husband of the rich... More > widow of John Peyton, of the Robles Ranche. The very first opening paragraph of the story prepares us for the life and dealings of the protagonist. Clarence Brant is somewhat distracted, hollow, and definitely deprived of all the happiness which a home provides. He does have a beautiful home but it is not a home for him in the real sense. He feels a sense of loneliness which continues to grow upon him every day and it returns with greater vigor.< Less
Selected Stories of Bret Harte By Bret Harte
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Francis Bret Harte was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California. He was born in Albany, New York on August 25, 1836. He was named Francis Brett... More > Hart after his great-grandfather Francis Brett. When he was young his father, Henry, changed the spelling of the family name from Hart to Harte. Henry's father – Bret's grandfather – was Bernard Hart, an Orthodox Jewish immigrant who flourished as a merchant, becoming one of the founders of the The New York Stock Exchange. Later, Francis preferred to be known by his middle name, but he spelled it with only one "t", becoming Bret Harte.< Less
Bret Harte Classics: A Waif of the Plains By Bret Harte
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Bret Harte's 1890 novel A Waif of the Plains, set against the backdrop of the Oregon Trail in the 1850s. The story moves around the central character, a waif, and the activities and behaviour of the... More > waif. The descriptive details and realistic illustration of the setting and events add to the strength of the story. The beautiful description in the opening of the first chapter: A long level of dull gray that further away became a faint blue, with here and there darker patches that looked like water. At times an open space, blackened and burnt in an irregular circle, with a shred of newspaper, an old rag, or broken tin can lying in the ashes. Beyond these always a low dark line that seemed to sink into the ground at night, and rose again in the morning with the first light, but never otherwise changed its height and distance…., sets the tone of the story. The story is not only interesting but also highly captivating.< Less
Bret Harte Classics: In a Hollow of the Hills By Bret Harte
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In a Hollow of the Hills by Bret Harte is a classic adventure story. The very first scene, which takes place in a valley, prepares the readers for the ensuing events. The riders seem to be unable to... More > move ahead as the visibility is very low. The opening dialogue makes it clearer that the dialect is purely American, mostly used by the farmers, cowboys, and riders in the Western America. The setting and the ambiance created by the author is highly emphatic, for the supporting narration and the accompanying dialogue add to the realism. If you rejoice in reading pure American classics, this is the book for you, in fact, most of the novels and stories written by Bret Harte are there to delight you.< Less
Bret Harte Classics: A Ward of the Golden Gate By Bret Harte
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The story begins with the captivating description of the setting in the opening chapter of the story-- There were dangerous and unknown depths in Montgomery Street and on the Plaza, and the wheels of... More > a passing carriage hopelessly mired had to be lifted by the volunteer hands of a half dozen high-booted wayfarers, whose wearers were sufficiently content to believe that a woman, a child, or an invalid was behind its closed windows, without troubling themselves or the occupant by looking through the glass.< Less
Bret Harte Classics: A First Family of Tasajara By Bret Harte
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A First Family of Tasajaria opens with the description of the description of a general store of Sidon settlement. The opening dialogue is spoken by Joe Wingate. The authors prepares the readers for... More > the ensuing events involving the people living in the stttlement, especially the family of Tasajara. The book deals with the hardships faced by the family members and how they overcome the adverse circumstances in the early days of settlement. The description is realistic and the dialect is equally compelling. The author is able to add to the realism with the use of local dialect and the behaviour of the members of the family.< Less
A Waif of the Plains By Bret Harte
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If you can't get enough of action-adventure stories of pioneer life in the American West, dive into this tale from Bret Harte, one of the most renowned documenters of the era. In A Waif of the... More > Plains, Harte recounts the story of an orphan traveling the Oregon Trail in the 1850s.< Less
A Phyllis of the Sierras By Bret Harte
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Though born in Albany, New York, American author Francis Bret Harte went on to become one of the foremost chroniclers of pioneer life in the American West, with a particular focus on California.... More > "A Phyllis of the Sierras" highlights Harte at his gritty, authentic best.< Less