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by Bret Harte

In 1870, the young San Francisco–based writer and editor Bret Harte (1836–1902) first compiled a single-volume edition of his rousing stories of life in the Wild West. Entitled The Luck of Roaring Camp, and Other Sketches, the book propelled him almost overnight from local celebrity to American literary lion. Four of the most famous of those tales are included in this collection: the title story, "The Outcasts of Poker Flat," "Tennessee's Partner," and "M'liss."Additional selections include "A Protégée of Jack Hamlin" and "An Ingénue of the Sierras," both written later in Harte's life and featuring lively casts of colorful characters in settings ranging from a stagecoach to a Sacramento River steamer. They display the author's enthralling storytelling style at full strength ― crisply observant, rich in ironic humor, and offering an engaging mix of sentiment and wit. Harte's style exercised a deep influence on the American short story genre and set a future course for writers of Western fiction, including Owen Wisterand Zane Grey.
Download The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) epub
ISBN: 0486272710
ISBN13: 978-0486272719
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: Bret Harte
Language: English
Publisher: Dover Publications; First Edition edition (January 1, 1992)
Pages: 96 pages
ePUB size: 1862 kb
FB2 size: 1380 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 220
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This collection of short storied gives fascinating insights into who the people of the California gold rush were, and how they interacted. Today's movies had prepared me to expect a lot of gunplay and violence. But there is surprisingly little of that in these stories. Instead, I learned about how people of that time and place related to each other. It wasn't all about unbridled greed, even in a setting that was notorious for that.

Also, even though Harte wrote about many people who were barely literate, the vocabulary he uses is so extensive that I made heavy use of the built-in dictionary provided with my Kindle.
adventure time
At one time Brett Harte was one of the most widely read authors of the short story in America. Somewhere along the line, we Americans lost the appreciation for that uniquely American literary invention-THE SHORT STORY! I can think of few authors
whom I would wholeheartedly recommend to reintroduce the appreciation of the short story to the literary audience then "Brett Harte."

I have read and re-read his works for many years and love every one of them. I hope you will too!
Oftentimes these e-books are poorly formatted and difficult to maneuver.

I give this one an 8 out of 10. I could move among the various short stories on my Android phone pretty well. There aren't any mis-spelled words as I recall...

If you've never read the works of Bret Harte you should do yourself a favor and download this. It's pretty striking how our modern ethos evolved from the various streams of tolerance and ignorance flowing through the Old West. The law in mining country was generally a function of common sense and of mob rule. Harte does a great service limning it for us, with humor and an open eye.
Too slow and the verbage was too verbose for a wetern, more like victorian writing
I have read it from cover to cover. Beautiful short stories that win your heart. I enjoyed remembering them from days of English classes.
Interesting but not great. Bret Harte was no Mark Twain.
from earth
I bought this for my husband as a retiree he has decided to take up reading. he had just finished with the ben king books so I thought I would give him this book by an author I enjoyed. It worked he liked it!
It is WAY below the reading level I expected it to be. I wanted a more modern version of the original but not babified. I can't use this booklet at all with my students - it's WAY below gradee level.