Bret Harte Audio Books

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.

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Extended Sample Openings in the Old Trail  by Bret Harte
Extended Sample How Santa Claus Came to Simpson's Bar  by Bret Harte
Extended Sample The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales  by Bret Harte
Extended Sample Classic Stories of the American West  by Stephen Crane
Extended Sample Classic Christmas Stories  by L. M. Montgomery
Extended Sample Colonel Starbottle's Client and Other Short Stories, with eBook  by Bret Harte
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