Who is Bret HarteBret Harte (HART; born Francis Brett Hart; August 25, 1836 – May 5, 1902) was an American short story writer and poet best remembered for short fiction featuring miners, gamblers, and other romantic figures of the California Gold Rush.
In a career spanning more than four decades, he also wrote poetry, plays, lectures, book reviews, editorials and magazine sketches.
As he moved from California to the eastern U.S. and later to Europe, he incorporated new subjects and characters into his stories, but his Gold Rush tales have been those most often reprinted, adapted and admired.
Harte was born in 1836 in New York's capital city of Albany. He was named after his great-grandfather, Francis Brett. When he was young,...
Read Full Biography of Bret Harte
Bret Harte Poems
- What The Wolf Really Said To Little Red Riding-hood
Wondering maiden, so puzzled and fair,
Why dost thou murmur and ponder and stare?
“Why are my eyelids so open and wild?”
Only the better to see with, my child!...
- What The Engines Said
Opening Of The Pacific Railroad
What was it the Engines said,...
- What The Chimney Sang
Over the chimney the night-wind sang
And chanted a melody no one knew;
And the Woman stopped, as her babe she tossed,
And thought of the one she had long since lost,...
- What Miss Edith Saw From Her Window
Our window's not much, though it fronts on the street;
There's a fly in the pane that gets nothin' to eat;
But it's curious how people think it's a treat
For ME to look out of the window!...
- Twenty Years
Beg your pardon, old fellow! I think
I was dreaming just now when you spoke.
The fact is, the musical clink
Of the ice on your wine-goblet's brink...
Top 10 most used topics by Bret HarteNever 44 Thought 38 Long 37 Night 35 White 35 Face 35 High 34 Away 33 Sun 30 Time 29
Bret Harte QuotesRead All Quotes
Comments about Bret HarteHighatlantis: - livestream high school basketball boys turlock vs gregori beyer vs davis bret harte vs calaveras live on demand:
Sfunified: we are now hiring districtwide for 2023-2024 school year principal and assistant principal pool positions. join a team dedicated to making a real impact like principal jeremy hilinski and the staff at bret harte:
Calboysbuckets: jay clifton made 7 of calaveras’ 14 three point baskets on his way to a 30 point performance as calaveras routed argo 80-48. tonight the boys take on bret harte at home! let’s do this!
Guydossi: bret harte lost to summerville 2-0 on thursday night in angels camp
Guydossi: some pictures from bret harte vs. summerville soccer
Read All Comments