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Selected Stories of Bret Harte

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Author: Bret Harte
Language: English
Wordcount: 119,008 / 346 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,468 3282

The luck of Roaring Camp
The Outcasts of Poker Flat
Tennessee's Partner
The Idly of Red Gulch
Brown of Calaveras
High-Water Mark
A Lonely Ride
The Man of No Account
The Right Eye of the Commander
Notes by Flood and Field
An Episode of Fiddletown
Barker's Luck
A Yellow Dog
A Mother of Five
Bulger's Reputation
In the Tules
A Convert of the Mission
The Indiscretion of Elsbeth
The Devotion of Enriquez

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admirably suited to his subjects. He can manage the humorous or the pathetic excellently, and his restraint in each is more remarkable than his excesses. His sentences have both force and flow; his backgrounds are crisply but carefully sketched; his characters and caricatures have their own logical consistency. Finally, granted the desirability of the theatric finale, it is necessary to admit that Harte always rings down his curtain dramatically and effectively.



There was commotion in Roaring Camp. It could not have been a fight, for in 1850 that was not novel enough to have called together the entire settlement. The ditches and claims were not only deserted, but "Tuttle's grocery" had contributed its gamblers, who, it will be remembered, calmly continued their game the day that French Pete and Kanaka Joe shot each other to death over the bar in the front room. The whole camp was collected before a rude cabin on the outer edge of the clea



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