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Author: Bret Harte Narrator: Victor Raider-Wexler Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781440796302
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More than 100 years after his first short stories began to appear in the late 1850s, Western writer Bret Harte remains thoroughly embedded in the American literary tradition-the creator of some of our most venerable literary traditions. Since Harte, Western gamblers must have some of the self-contained poise, readiness, and chivalry of Jack Hamlin. The schoolmarms owe much to Harte’s Miss Mary, created long before Molly Wood from The Virginian. A master of prose, economy and humor, Hart influenced the whole local color school, and while he did not invent the short story, he had an enormous influence in popularizing it through the expanding magazine trade. Explore Gold Rush California in these classic chronicles of the old West. Includes these short stories: 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 Flat.

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About the Author

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.