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Francis Bret Harte (August 25, 1836 – May 6, 1902) was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California.

An avid reader as a boy, Harte published his first work at age 11, a satirical poem titled "Autumn Musings," now lost. His formal schooling ended when he was 13 in 1849. He moved to California in 1853, later working there in a number of capacities, including miner, teacher, messenger, and journalist. He spent part of his life in the northern California coastal town of Union (now known as Arcata), a settlement on Humboldt Bay that was established as a provisioning center for mining camps in the interior.

His first literary efforts, including poetry and prose, appeared in The Californian, an early literary journal edited by Charles Henry Webb. In 1868 he became editor of The Overland Monthly, another new literary magazine, but this one more in tune with the pioneering spirit of excitement in California. His story, "The Luck of Roaring Camp", appeared in the magazine's second issue, propelling Harte to nationwide fame.

Determined to pursue his literary career, in 1871 he and his family traveled back East, to New York and eventually to Boston, where he contracted with the publisher of The Atlantic Monthly for an annual salary of $10,000, "an unprecedented sum at the time." His popularity waned, however, and by the end of 1872 he was without a publishing contract and increasingly desperate. He spent the next few years struggling to publish new work (or republish old), delivering lectures about the gold rush, and even selling an advertising jingle to a soap company.

In 1878 Harte was appointed to the position of United States Consul in the town of Krefeld, Germany and then to Glasgow in 1880. In 1885 he settled in London. During the twenty-four years he spent in Europe, he never abandoned writing, and maintained a prodigious output of stories that retained the freshness of his earlier work. He died in England in 1902 of throat cancer and is buried at Frimley. (from Wikipedia)
A Niece of Snapshot Harry's - Harte, Bret.pdf
A protege of Jack Hamlin's, Mr Jack Hamlin's mediation and other stories.pdf
A ward of the golden gate. In a hollow of the hills.pdf
Barker's Luck - Harte, Bret.pdf
Bret Harte's choice bits - Harte, Bret.pdf
Bret Harte's writings - poems - Harte, Bret.pdf
Mr. Jack Hamilton's Mediation - Harte, Bret.pdf
Mrs. Skagg's husbands - Urban sketches. Legends and tales.pdf
Novels and stories of Bret Harte (Volume 07) Col. Starbottle's Client, Sally Dow, other stories.pdf
Novels and stories of Bret Harte (Volume 08) Stories in Light and Shadow, From Sandhill to Pine.pdf
Novels and stories of Bret Harte (Volume 09) Susy A Story of the Plains, Clarence.pdf
Novels and stories of Bret Harte (Volume 11) Cressy, A First Family of Tasajara.pdf
Novels and stories of Bret Harte (Volume 12) Luck of Roaring Camp, Condensed Novels.pdf
Openings in the Old Trail - Harte, Bret.pdf
Sally Dows a Phyllis of the Sierras - Harte, Bret.pdf
Stories, Poems & uncollected writings - Harte, Bret.pdf
Tales of the Argonauts - Harte, Bret.pdf
Tales of the Argonauts, A Sappho of Green Springs.pdf
The Bell Ringer of Angel's - Harte, Bret.pdf
The complete poetical works of Bret Harte - Harte, Bret, 1836-1902.pdf
The crusade of the Excelsior. The heritage of Dedlow Marsh and other tales.pdf
The First Family of Tasajara, Queen of the Pirate Isle - Barte, Bret.pdf
The lectures of Bret Harte to which is added ''The piracy of Bret Harte's fables'' - Harte, Bret, 1836-1902.pdf
The life of Bret Harte - Pemberton, T. Edgar (Thomas Edgar), 1849-1905.pdf
The Life of Bret Harte, with Some Account of the California Pioneers - Henry Childs Merwin.pdf
The Life of Bret Harte, with Some Account of the California Pioneers - Robert B. Honeyman.pdf
The Luck of Roaring Camp & other stories - Harte, Bret.pdf
The Luck of Roaring Camp, Susy - Harte, Bret.pdf
The Overland Monthly (Volume 01) - Bret Harte.pdf
The Overland Monthly (Volume 03) - Bret Harte.pdf
The Overland Monthly (Volume 04) - Bret Harte.pdf
The Overland Monthly (Volume 06) - Bret Harte.pdf
The Overland monthly (Volume 07) - Harte, Bret, 1836-1902.pdf
The Overland monthly (Volume 08) - Harte, Bret.pdf
The Overland monthly (Volume 09) - Harte, Bret, 1836-1902.pdf
The Overland monthly (Volume 10) - Harte, Bret, 1836-1902.pdf
The Overland monthly (Volume 11) - Harte, Bret, 1836-1902.pdf
The Overland Monthly (Volume 12) - Bret Harte.pdf
The Poetical Works of Bret Harte - Bret Harte.pdf
THE WRITINGS OF BRET HARTE - Ancestors of Peter Atherly, other tales.pdf
The Writings of Bret Harte (Volume 01) The luck of roaring camp and other tales.pdf
The Writings of Bret Harte (Volume 02) Tales of the argonauts.pdf
The Writings of Bret Harte (Volume 03) The story of a mine and other tales.pdf
The Writings of Bret Harte (Volume 04) In the Carquinez woods and other tales.pdf
The Writings of Bret Harte (Volume 05) Maruja and other tales.pdf
The Writings of Bret Harte (Volume 06) The crusade of the Excelsior and other tales.pdf
The Writings of Bret Harte (Volume 07) Cressy and other tales.pdf
The Writings of Bret Harte (Volume 08) A first family of Tasajara.pdf
The Writings of Bret Harte (Volume 09) A waif of the plains and other tales.pdf
The Writings of Bret Harte (Volume 10) In a hollow of the hills and other tales.pdf
The Writings of Bret Harte (Volume 11) Thankful Blossom and other eastern tales and sketches.pdf
The Writings of Bret Harte (Volume 12) Poems and Two men of Sandy Ba.pdf
The Writings of Bret Harte (Volume 13) Gabriel Conroy, Bohemian papers, Stories of and for the young.pdf
The Writings of Bret Harte (Volume 14) Gabriel Conroy, Bohemian papers, Stories of and for the young.pdf
The Writings of Bret Harte (Volume 15) Three partners and other tales.pdf
The Writings of Bret Harte (Volume 16) The ancestors of Peter Atherly and other tales.pdf
The Writings of Bret Harte (Volume 17) A niece of Snapshot Harry's and other tales.pdf
The Writings of Bret Harte (Volume 18) Treasure of the redwoods and other tales.pdf
The Writings of Bret Harte (Volume 19) Trent's trust, Glossary, Index.pdf
The Writings of Bret Harte (Volume 20) Stories and poems and other uncollected writings.pdf
Three Partners and other stories - Harte, Bret.pdf
Under the Redwoods - Harte, Bret.pdf
The contents of this listing are all in the public domain. While the individual titles are in the public domain, this compilation is © 2012 The Curio and Whatnot Shop and may not be copied or resold.

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