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Tales of the Argonauts And Other Sketches

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ISBN-10: 0548539634

ISBN-13: 9780548539637

Edition: N/A

Authors: Bret Harte

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Bret Harte is the editor, writer and friend of whom Mark Twain wrote, He trimmed and schooled me patiently until he changed me from an awkward utterer of coarse grotesqueness to a writer of paragraphs and chapters. Harte hired Twain to write a story a week for the Californian in 1865, a time when Twain was an unknown, relatively untried writer. The author of The Luck of Roaring Camp, and The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County ended up creating a part of literary history that's still treasured today; perhaps it's the most enduring legacy of California's Gold. Tales of the Argonauts and Other Sketches was first published in 1875, a time that Bret Harte was at his lowest literary and…    
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Book details

List price: $43.95
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 292
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.81" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Bret Harte's birth year is variously given as 1836 and 1839, and his tombstone bears the date 1837. He is remembered especially for his two short stories, "The Luck of Roaring Camp" (1868) and "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" (1870), both achievements in local color. The former is the story of an orphaned baby adopted by the men in a gold-rush-era mining camp; it was dramatized by Dion Boucicault in 1894. The latter is a tale about four undesirables expelled from a mining camp and their losing battle against a blizzard. Although he was born in the East and lived there and in Europe most of his life, Harte's 17 years of residence in California have associated him most closely with that state,…