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Selected Stories of Bret Harte

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ISBN-10: 0554309424

ISBN-13: 9780554309422

Edition: 2008

Authors: Bret Harte

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Bret Harte got his California and his Californians by unconscious absorption and put both of them into his tales alive commented Mark Twain.
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List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.69" 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,…