Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation

Top American Novelist

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MR. JACK HAMLIN'S MEDIATION
PART II
THE MAN AT THE SEMAPHORE
AN ESMERALDA OF ROCKY CANYON
DICK SPINDLER'S FAMILY CHRISTMAS
WHEN THE WATERS WERE UP AT "JULES'"
THE BOOM IN THE "CALAVERAS CLARION"
THE SECRET OF SOBRIENTE'S WELL
LIBERTY JONES'S DISCOVERY

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Francis Bret Harte (August 25, 1836 – May 5, 1902) was an American author and poet, best remembered for his short fiction featuring miners, gamblers, and other romantic figures of the California Gold Rush. In a career spanning more than four decades, he wrote poetry, fiction, plays, lectures, book reviews, editorials, and magazine sketches in addition to fiction. As he moved from California to the eastern U.S. to Europe, he incorporated new subjects and characters into his stories, but his Gold Rush tales have been most often reprinted, adapted, and admired.

Harte moved to California in 1853, later working there in a number of capacities, including miner, teacher, messenger, and journalist. He spent part of his life in the northern California coastal town of Union (now Arcata), a settlement on Humboldt Bay that was established as a provisioning center for mining camps in the interior.

The Wells Fargo Messenger, July 1916, relates that after an unsuccessful attempt to make a living in the gold camps, he signed on as a messenger with Wells Fargo & Co. Express. He guarded treasure boxes on stagecoaches for a few months, then gave it up to become the schoolmaster at a school near Sonora. He created his character Yuba Bill from his memory of an old stagecoach driver.

The 1860 massacre of between 80 and 200 Wiyots at the village of Tuluwat was well documented historically and was reported in San Francisco and New York by Harte. When serving as assistant editor for the Northern Californian, Harte editorialized about the slayings while his boss, Stephen G. Whipple, was temporarily absent, leaving Harte in charge of the paper. Harte published a detailed account condemning the event, writing, "a more shocking and revolting spectacle never was exhibited to the eyes of a Christian and civilized people. Old women wrinkled and decrepit lay weltering in blood, their brains dashed out and dabbled with their long grey hair. Infants scarcely a span long, with their faces cloven with hatchets and their bodies ghastly with wounds." After he published the editorial his life was threatened, and he was forced to flee one month later. Harte quit his job and moved to San Francisco, where an anonymous letter published in a city paper is attributed to him, describing widespread community approval of the massacre. In addition, no one was ever brought to trial, despite the evidence of a planned attack and references to specific individuals, including a rancher named Larabee and other members of the unofficial militia called the Humboldt Volunteers.

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Published on
Feb 2, 2016
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Pages
128
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Language
English
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Fiction / Literary
Literary Collections / American / General
Literary Collections / General
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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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