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by Bret Harte


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Francis Brett Hart (1836-1902), known as Bret Harte, was an American short story writer and poet, best remembered for his short fiction featuring miners, gamblers, and other romantic figures of the California Gold Rush. In a career spanning over four decades he produced poetry, plays, lectures, book reviews, editorials and magazine sketches in addition to his fiction. As he moved from California to the eastern US, and travelled in Europe, he incorporated new subjects and characters into his stories, but his Gold Rush tales remain the most often reprinted, adapted and admired. This collection of seven stories includes Flip: A California Romance; Found at Blazing Star; In the Carquinez Woods; At the Mission of San Carmel; A Blue-Grass Penelope; Left Out on Lone Star Mountain; and A Ship of '49.

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ISBN-13: 9781985571846
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/21/2018
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

About The Author
Francis Bret Harte (1836 - 1902) was an American author and poet remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California.
While Mark Twain was disparaging about his work, Andrew Carnegie praised Harte as uniquely American: "A whispering pine of the Sierras transplanted to Fifth Avenue! How could it grow? Although it shows some faint signs of life, how sickly are the leaves! As for fruit, there is none. America had in Bret Harte its most distinctively national poet."
Harte wrote many novels and short stories often featuring miners, gamblers and romantic California Gold Rush figures. His spanned more than 40 years in which he produced fiction, plays, lectures, book reviews and magazine articles. His California Gold Rush tales have been most often reprinted.
Harte was born in Albany, New York, and named after his great-grandfather, Francis Brett. Harte published his first work at age 11, a satirical poem. His formal schooling ended at age 13. Harte moved to California and worked as a miner, teacher, messenger, and journalist.

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