The Luck of Roaring Camp

and Other Tales

Author: Bret Harte
Published: 1870
Language: English
Wordcount: 130,318 / 386 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52
LoC Category: PS
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s de Gaul. The author has been frequently asked if such and such incidents were real,--if he had ever met such and such characters. To this he must return the one answer, that in only a single instance was he conscious of drawing purely from his imagination and fancy for a character and a logical succession of incidents drawn therefrom. A few weeks after his story was published, he received a letter, authentically signed, correcting some of the minor details of his facts (!), and enclosing as corroborative evidence a slip from an old newspaper, wherein the main incident of his supposed fanciful creation was recorded with a largeness of statement that far transcended his powers of imagination.

He has been repeatedly cautioned, kindly and unkindly, intelligently and unintelligently, against his alleged tendency to confuse recognized standards of morality by extenuating lives of recklessness, and often criminality, with a single solitary virtue. He might easily show that he has never written a sermo

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2005.11.06
Heather Gray
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This is a good book I read it while I was wrinting a paper on Regionalism...a prim example of American Literature in Regionalism


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