On the Frontier by Bret Harte, Fiction, Westerns, Historical

On the Frontier by Bret Harte, Fiction, Westerns, Historical

by Bret Harte


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Bret Harte is a fondly remembered western writer who spent only eighteen of his sixty-six years in the American west -- in fact, he went on, in 1878, to get work as an American consul in Germany, and as far as we can tell, never came back to the United States. He died in 1902, and was buried in the churchyard of St. Peter's Church, in Frimley, Surrey, England.

Even so, the American west was in his heart, and that was what he wrote about -- here, in On the Frontier, including stories like "At the Mission of San Carmel," "A Blue Grass Penelope," and "Left Out on Lone Star Mountain."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606644133
Publisher: Aegypan
Publication date: 03/12/2009
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

Francis Bret Harte (1836 - 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 spanning more than four decades, he wrote poetry, fiction, 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.

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