Poetry Books by Bret Harte

Bret Harte Books, Bret Harte poetry book Argonauts of North Liberty Authors: Bret Harte
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Published Date: 2006-10
Categories: Fiction
A fascinating tale in Harte's signature style. First published in 1888, it keeps the reader engrossed with its fast-paced narrative and surprising twists and turns in the plot. Captivating!

Bret Harte Books, Bret Harte poetry book Susy, a Story of the Plains Authors: Bret Harte
Publisher: The Floating Press
Published Date: 2016-10-01
Categories: Fiction
Among the hundreds of well-drawn characters that Bret Harte created over the course of his literary career, Susette Alexandra Peyton is one of the most unforgettable. Adopted at a young age, Susy develops a need to be the center of attention, a trait that gets her into trouble time and time again.

Bret Harte Books, Bret Harte poetry book The Crusade of the Excelsior Authors: Bret Harte
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Published Date: 2006-01-28
Categories: Fiction
"The Crusade of the Excelsior" is an outstanding parable, published in 1887, it demonstrates serious social criticism.

Bret Harte Books, Bret Harte poetry book A First Family of Tasajara Authors: Bret Harte
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Published Date: 2006
Categories: Fiction
1891. Illustrated. Bret Harte's witty, sometimes heart-rending tales of frontier California earned him acclaim during the 1860s as the new prophet of American letters. His books, The Luck of Roaring Camp, The Outcasts of Poker Flat and M'liss, helped establish the foundations of western American fiction. The book begins: It blows, said Joe Wingate. As if to accent the words of the speaker a heavy gust of wind at that moment shook the long light wooden structure which served as the general store of Sidon settlement, in Contra Costa. Even after it had passed a prolonged whistle came through the keyhole, sides, and openings of the closed glass front doors, that served equally for windows, and filled the canvas ceiling which hid the roof above like a bellying sail. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

Bret Harte Books, Bret Harte poetry book Colonel Starbottle's Client Authors: Bret Harte
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Published Date: 2006-10-01
Categories: Fiction
An enthralling collection of short stories. It captivates the readers for its pulsating narration of sentiments and emotions of people. Highly hypnotic!

Bret Harte Books, Bret Harte poetry book The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Short Stories Authors: Bret Harte
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Published Date: 1992
Categories: Fiction
Rich in ironic humor and crisply observant, Bret Harte's tales offer an engaging mix of sentiment and wit. The great American storyteller's fiction has influenced countless writers, from Owen Wister to Zane Grey. This compilation features six of his best yarns, including "The Outcasts of Poker Flat," "Tennessee's Partner," and four others.

Bret Harte Books, Bret Harte poetry book Openings in the Old Trail Authors: Bret Harte
Publisher: The Floating Press
Published Date: 2016-10-01
Categories: Fiction
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.

Bret Harte Books, Bret Harte poetry book Sally Dows and Other Stories Authors: Bret Harte
Publisher: The Floating Press
Published Date: 2016-10-01
Categories: Fiction
This collection of longer stories from Bret Harte highlights the author's unparalleled skill at creating unforgettable characters. In the title tale, a once fun-loving Southern girl who has had her spirit broken by the Civil War struggles to navigate the post-war reality and fend off her multitude of suitors.

Bret Harte Books, Bret Harte poetry book The Argonauts of North Liberty Authors: Bret Harte
Publisher: The Floating Press
Published Date: 2016-04-01
Categories: Fiction
What starts out as a tale of peaceful domesticity takes a sudden turn when the protagonists are lured from Connecticut to California by the promise of striking it rich. This novella from American author Bret Harte is an engaging, easy read that will please fans of historical fiction or tales of the Old West.

Bret Harte Books, Bret Harte poetry book Salomy Jane Authors: Bret Harte
Publisher: The Floating Press
Published Date: 2016-10-01
Categories: Fiction
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.

Bret Harte Books, Bret Harte poetry book The Writings of Bret Harte Authors: Bret Harte
Publisher: READ BOOKS
Published Date: 2008-07
Categories: Fiction
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Bret Harte Books, Bret Harte poetry book The Story of a Mine Authors: Bret Harte
Publisher: The Floating Press
Published Date: 2016-10-01
Categories: Fiction
Bret Harte wades into a controversy surrounding California mining in the late 1800s with a tale that invokes many aspects of the New Idria Mercury Mine case. In the process of untangling a knotted web of competing ownership claims, a band of rough-around-the-edges mountain folk find themselves embroiled in the political process.

Bret Harte Books, Bret Harte poetry book The Works of Bret Harte; The Luck of Roaring Camp Susy Authors: Bret Harte
Publisher: Foley Press
Published Date: 2008-08
Categories: Fiction
The Works Of Bret Harte; The Luck Of Roaring Camp Susy. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Bret Harte Books, Bret Harte poetry book A Phyllis of the Sierras Authors: Bret Harte
Publisher: The Floating Press
Published Date: 2010-10-01
Categories: Fiction
Though born in Albany, New York, American author Francis Bret Harte went on to become one of the foremost chroniclers of pioneer life in the American West, with a particular focus on California. "A Phyllis of the Sierras" highlights Harte at his gritty, authentic best.

Bret Harte Books, Bret Harte poetry book From Sand Hill to Pine Authors: Bret Harte
Publisher: The Floating Press
Published Date: 2016-04-01
Categories: Fiction
Fans of high-quality Western tales will cherish this collection from the renowned chronicler of California's misfits, outcasts, and rebels. Several of the stories collected resurrect some of Harte's most popular characters; widely reviled blowhard Colonel Starbottle is featured in "What Happened at the Fonda," and grizzled stage driver Yuba Bill shows up in "A Niece of Snapshot Harry's."

Bret Harte Books, Bret Harte poetry book In a Hollow of the Hills Authors: Bret Harte
Publisher: The Floating Press
Published Date: 2016-04-01
Categories: Fiction
Innkeeper Seth Collinson had made his way west in advance of his wife Sadie for financial reasons. Once he arrives and settles in, he hears word that she has died. When Sadie makes an appearance one night, Seth is unsure whether he's hallucinating or experiencing a supernatural encounter.

Bret Harte Books, Bret Harte poetry book Urban Sketches Authors: Bret Harte
Publisher: The Floating Press
Published Date: 2016-12-01
Categories: Fiction
This varied collection of essays, sketches and tales from Bret Harte will charm readers. In "Surprising Adventures of Master Charles Summerton," a five-year-old boy runs away from home and encounters the wider world, and in "Melons," a seven-year-old boy brings a rare treat to his fellow ragamuffins.

Bret Harte Books, Bret Harte poetry book Bret Harte's Gold Rush Authors: Bret Harte
Publisher: Heyday
Published Date: 1997
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
These fifteen stories bring the California Gold Rush to life with their boisterous assemblage of rough-clad miners, pistol-packing preachers, iron-willed women, and philosophical gamblers. Theirs was an unpredictable world, filled with gold strikes and freak tragedies, when the wisdom of the gambler sometimes counted for more than that of the preacher. A master storyteller, Harte weaves tales that seem to come directly from the campfire, where the spinning of yarns and swapping of lies were the highest form of entertainment.

Bret Harte Books, Bret Harte poetry book Stories in Light and Shadow Authors: Bret Harte
Publisher: The Floating Press
Published Date: 2016-10-01
Categories: Fiction
This eclectic collection of stories from American author Bret Harte highlights his skill with characterization and ingenious plot construction. "Unser Karl," an espionage tale set in Germany, has a surprising twist ending. "The Passing of Enriquez" is the final episode in a series of tales recounting the exploits of Enriquez Saltello, a charming and loquacious fellow whose bad luck in love is legendary.

Bret Harte Books, Bret Harte poetry book Bret Harte's Stories of the Old West Authors: Bret Harte, Wilhelmina Harper, Aimée Marguerite Peters
Publisher:
Published Date: 1940
Categories: Frontier and pioneer life
Twelve short stories of California's Gold Rush.



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