Excerpt From Idyls Of The Foothills In Prose And VerseStreet, Tweed Suits On Railways, And The Obvious Print Of An English Walking Shoe In The Red Dust Of The Mountains.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.
Francis Brett Hart, known as Bret Harte August 25, 1836 May 5, 1902 , was an American short story writer and poet, best remembered for his short fiction featuring miners, gamblers, and other romantic figures of the California Gold Rush In a career spanningthan four decades, he wrote poetry, plays, lectures, book reviews, editorials, and magazine sketches in addition to fiction As he moved from California to the eastern U.S to Europe, he incorporated new subjects and characters into his stories, but his Gold Rush tales have been most often reprinted, adapted, and admired.Harte was born in the capital city of Albany, New York He was named Francis Brett Hart after his great grandfather, Francis Brett When he was young, his father, Henry, changed the spelling of the family name from Hart to Harte Henry s father was Bernard Hart, an Orthodox Jewish immigrant who flourished as a merchant, becoming one of the founders of the New York Stock Exchange Later, Francis preferred to be known by his middle name, but he spelled it with only one t , becoming Bret Harte.An avid reader as a boy, Harte published his first work at age 11, a satirical poem titled Autumn Musings , now lost Rather than attracting praise, the poem garnered ridicule from his family As an adult, he recalled to a friend, Such a shock was their ridicule to me that I wonder that I ever wrote another line of verse His formal schooling ended when he was 13, in 1849.
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- Idyls of the Foothills: In Prose and Verse (Classic Reprint)
- Bret Harte
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