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CONTENTS The Man on the Beach Two Saints of the Foot-Hills "Jinny" Roger Catron's Friend "Who Was My Quiet Friend?" A Ghost of the Sierras The Hoodlum Band The Man Whose Yoke Was Not Easy My Friend, the Tramp The Man from Solano The Office Seeker A Sleeping-Car Experience Morning on the Avenue With the Entrees
Bret Harte rose to literary acclaim on the strength of his stories of the eccentric characters that populated California during the Gold Rush. This collection brings together a number of tales related to this topic, including one featuring recurring character John Oakhurst, as well as a number of tales set in the South and Northeast U.S.
The title story of this wide-ranging collection of tales from Bret Harte follows the tempestuous relationship of the Pinkney brothers, Rudolph and Rutherford, who are twins by birth but couldn't be more different. In the story, the plight of a desperate young woman tears the brothers apart. Is there any hope for reconciliation?
This charming short story from Bret Harte is set in California during the era of the Gold Rush. Salomy Jane finds herself in trouble at the hands of local hooligan Red Pete. The taciturn but courageous hero Jack Dart comes to her rescue, but soon finds himself in hot water as well. The story was later adapted for the silver screen.
Although American author Bret Harte is most readily associated with stories about the West, it is his skill with characterization that distinguishes him from the hundreds of others who set fictional tales in the region. The miners, soldiers, gamblers, entrepreneurs and lost souls who populate these pages are limned with Harte's unique combination of dry wit and tender pathos.
The taciturn but kind gambler Jack Hamlin is a mainstay in the stories of Bret Harte, and Hamlin makes a number of appearances in this collection of tales, including the title story, "A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's," in which the gambler eludes the affections of several ardent admirers and saves a young girl who has been lured from her family home by an unscrupulous Casanova.
Take a trip back to the Wild West with this collection of tales from Bret Harte. In the title novella, the writings of a mysterious poetess have inflamed the intellectual and romantic passions of the small town of Green Springs. Jack Hamlin, a gruff gambler with a heart of gold, joins in on the search to reveal her true identity.
This collection of short stories and novellas from American author Bret Harte highlights many of the subjects and themes that are woven through his entire body of work. Clashes between Spaniards and Americans, Westerners and Southerners, and gold miners cause sparks to fly.
Bret Harte made his name as a writer by being one of the first to chronicle the early days of California. The tales in this collection are primarily set in the region, ranging from character studies to nuanced examination of social issues. In "Three Vagabonds of Trinidad," a tragic massacre of Native Americans is used as a lens through which Harte examines the clash of cultures in California.
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