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Download The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Stories Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (126 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bret Harte Narrator: Victor Raider-Wexler Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Experience the Old West in this evocative collection of Bret Harte stories. More than 100 years after his short stories began appearing, Harte's influence on the American literary tradition has become legendary. His character, Jack Hamlin, is the template for many a poised, chivalrous Western gambler, and Miss Mary is the prototypical schoolmarm. Included in this collection are The Luck of Roaring Camp, Tennessee's Partner, The Idyl of Red Gulch, How Santa Claus Came to Simpson's Bar, Brown of Calaveras, Miggles, A Passage in the Life of Mr. John Oakhurst and The Outcasts of Poker Flats. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 5/2/2008

    " I discovered Bret Harte's stories as a mid-teenager in mid-late 1960s and they have stuck with me ever since. They were among my favorites in that era. I was an insatiable reader throughout summer vacations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grady | 1/7/2008

    " Read book before motorcycle trip through gold country and Calaveras County. This book was good preparation. Harte, in his day, was far more famous and popular than Twain. These stories of part of the reason. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 8/25/2007

    " A college library had a twenty five volume collected works edition of Harte's work. I read most of that collection and found a number of stories I thought were great little gems, but were unknown to anyone save a Harte scholar - a being I never found. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 6/29/2006

    " Writing this 6years after reading the book but i do remember liking it.Also remember the luck was a child. So it must have been pretty good to remember that about novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allie | 3/15/2006

    " A surprisingly good collection of Western stories with many enjoyable twist endings. Read it for the character descriptions alone. "

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About the Author
Author Bret Harte

Bret Harte (1836–1902) was born in Albany, New York, and was raised in New York City. He had no formal education, but he inherited a love for books. Harte wrote for the San Franciscan Golden Era paper. There he published his first condensed novels, which were brilliant parodies of the works of well-known authors, such as Dickens and Cooper. Later, he became clerk in the US branch mint. This job gave Harte time to also work for the Overland Monthly, where he published his world-famous “Luck of the Roaring Camp” and commissioned Mark Twain to write weekly articles. In 1871, Harte was hired by the Atlantic Monthly for $10,000 to write twelve stories a year, which was the highest figure paid to an American writer at the time.