Cressy and Other Tales

Boston New York, Houghton, Mifflin [1896]

About the author

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, and the scenes of all his successful stories are set in the West. His contemporary sketches of life in San Francisco during the 1860s, written with Mark Twain, were first collected in book form as Sketches of the Sixties (1926). When he went east again to settle in Boston in 1871, his talent seems to have deserted him. Much of his later life was spent in England. Today, his formerly out-of-print stories are available in reprint versions from Ayer Publishers.

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Boston New York, Houghton, Mifflin [1896]
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Published on
Dec 31, 1896
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Pages
488
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Language
English
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The master storyteller of pioneering life in California, Bret Harte created a diverse body of works, achieving critical acclaim from both sides of the Atlantic. This comprehensive eBook presents Harte’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Harte’s life and works
* ALL the novels and shorter fiction, with individual contents tables
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Famous works such as GABRIEL CONROY are fully illustrated with their original artwork
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories
* Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read
* The scarce play SUE appears for the first time in digital publishing
* Includes Harte’s rare lectures, first time in digital print
* Features Merwin’s celebrated biography - discover Harte’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

The Novels
GABRIEL CONROY
THE CRUSADE OF THE EXCELSIOR

The Shorter Fiction
CONDENSED NOVELS
THE LUCK OF ROARING CAMP OTHER STORIES AND SKETCHES
THE LITTLE DRUMMER
MRS. SKAGGS’ HUSBANDS AND OTHER STORIES
TALES OF THE ARGONAUTS
THANKFUL BLOSSOM
THE STORY OF A MINE
DRIFT FROM TWO SHORES
THE TWINS OF TABLE MOUNTAIN
FLIP AND FOUND AT BLAZING STAR
IN THE CARQUINEZ WOODS
ON THE FRONTIER
BY SHORE AND SEDGE
MARUJA
THE QUEEN OF THE PIRATE ISLE
SNOW-BOUND AT EAGLE’S
DEVIL’S FORD
A MILLIONAIRE OF ROUGH-AND-READY
A PHYLLIS OF THE SIERRAS
THE ARGONAUTS OF NORTH LIBERTY
CRESSY
THE HERITAGE OF DEDLOW MARSH
A WARD OF THE GOLDEN GATE
A WAIF OF THE PLAINS
A SAPPHO OF THE GREEN SPRINGS
A FIRST FAMILY OF TASAJARA
COLONEL STARBOTTLE’S CLIENT
SUSY: A STORY OF THE PLAINS
SALLY DOWS
A PROTÉGÉE OF JACK HAMLIN’S
THE BELL-RINGER OF ANGEL’S
CLARENCE
IN A HOLLOW OF THE HILLS
BARKER’S LUCK AND OTHER STORIES
THREE PARTNERS
TALES OF TRAIL AND TOWN
STORIES IN LIGHT AND SHADOW
MR. JACK HAMLIN’S MEDITATION
FROM SAND HILL TO PINE
UNDER THE REDWOODS
CONDENSED NOVELS SECOND SERIES: NEW BURLESQUES
OPENINGS IN THE OLD TRAIL
TRENT’S TRUST AND OTHER STORIES
URBAN SKETCHES
THE STORY OF ENRIQUEZ
SKETCHES OF THE SIXTIES
UNCOLLECTED STORIES

The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Plays
TWO MEN OF SANDY BAR
SUE

The Poetry
LIST OF POEMS
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Non-Fiction
THE LECTURES OF BRET HARTE

The Biography
THE LIFE OF BRET HARTE by Henry Childs Merwin

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