The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) (Paperback)

Description


In 1870, the young San Francisco-based writer and editor Bret Harte (1836-1902) first compiled a single-volume edition of his rousing stories of life in the Wild West. Entitled The Luck of Roaring Camp, and Other Sketches, the book propelled him almost overnight from local celebrity to American literary lion. Four of the most famous of those tales are included in this collection: the title story, The Outcasts of Poker Flat, Tennessee's Partner, and M'liss.
Additional selections include A Prot g e of Jack Hamlin and An Ing nue of the Sierras, both written later in Harte's life and featuring lively casts of colorful characters in settings ranging from a stagecoach to a Sacramento River steamer. They display the author's enthralling storytelling style at full strength ― crisply observant, rich in ironic humor, and offering an engaging mix of sentiment and wit. Harte's style exercised a deep influence on the American short story genre and set a future course for writers of Western fiction, including Owen Wister and Zane Grey.

About the Author


American journalist and author Bret Harte (1836-1902) is best known for his short stories, particularly those set during the days of the California Gold Rush.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780486272719
ISBN-10: 0486272710
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: October 21st, 2015
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Dover Thrift Editions