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Free Library of Philadelphia Rare Book Department Bret Harte Collection

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Works: 2,033 works in 2,225 publications in 1 language and 5,075 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  History  Exhibition catalogs  Prayers and devotions  Catalogs  Drama  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries  Humorous fiction 
Classifications: PS1829, 813.4
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East and West : poems by Bret Harte( Book )

1 edition published in 1871 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-four poems on various topics
Colonel Starbottle's client : and some other people by Bret Harte( Book )

2 editions published in 1892 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Society has forgiven Jo Corbin for killing a man, but can he forgive himself? Will the Postmistress lose all in a bid to help a friend escape justice? Will the new teaching assistant's unorthodox ways tame the unruly pioneer children? These are just three of the nine wonderful short stories from Bret Harte, set in wild and wooly 19th century California
The crusade of the Excelsior by Bret Harte( Book )

2 editions published between 1887 and 1888 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bret Harte was one of the most important image makers of the Pacific slope during and immediately after the American Civil War. "The Crusade of the Excelsior" is an outstanding parable, published in 1887, it demonstrates serious social criticism. It has picturesque setting that helps the reader to comprehend the accurate theme of the story. Moving!
Echoes of the foot-hills by Bret Harte( Book )

1 edition published in 1875 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four talks for bibliophiles by Free Library of Philadelphia( Book )

3 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gabriel Conroy by Bret Harte( Book )

2 editions published in 1876 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel of an honest young miner in the mountains and his family and troubles
Clarence by Bret Harte( Book )

1 edition published in 1895 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He had been married scarcely a year, yet even in the illusions of the honeymoon the woman, older than himself, and the widow of his old patron, had half unconsciously reasserted herself, and slipped back into the domination of her old position. As Clarence Brant, President of the Robles Land Company, and husband of the rich widow of John Peyton, of the Robles Ranche, mingled with the outgoing audience of the Cosmopolitan Theatre, at San Francisco, he elicited the usual smiling nods and recognition due to his good looks and good fortune. But as he hurriedly slipped through the still lingering winter's rain into the smart coupe that was awaiting him, and gave the order "Home," the word struck him with a peculiarly ironical significance. His home was a handsome one, and lacked nothing in appointment and comfort, but he had gone to the theatre to evade its hollow loneliness. Nor was it because his wife was not there, for he had a miserable consciousness that her temporary absence had nothing to do with his homelessness. The distraction of the theatre over that dull, vague, but aching sense of loneliness which was daily growing upon him returned with greater vigor
A first family of Tasajara by Bret Harte( Book )

1 edition published in 1892 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lectures of Bret Harte by Bret Harte( Book )

1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cressy by Bret Harte( Book )

1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the twenty-year-old master at the Indian Spring country school took charge of his duties in this rural California community, one of his moves was to curtail the embarrassing and disruptive school-hours "courtship" between students Cressy, sixteen, and nineteen-year-old Seth. The conference with the parents resulted in the withdrawal of the lovers, and possibly the good-will of the families. But now that Cressy returned to school, had the master's protest been accepted, or had the engagement itself been broken off?
From sand hill to pine by Bret Harte( Book )

1 edition published in 1900 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men of Sandy Bar : a drama by Bret Harte( Book )

2 editions published in 1876 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flip ; and, Found at Blazing Star by Bret Harte( Book )

1 edition published in 1882 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drift from two shores by Bret Harte( Book )

1 edition published in 1878 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Carquinez woods by Bret Harte( Book )

1 edition published in 1883 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harte who once rode shotgun on a stagecoach knew the prospectors, gamblers, and gold-hearted frontier gals who won the West. The collection of treasures, published in 1896 includes A Blue Grass Penelope," Left Out on Lone Star Mountain," A Ship of '49," An Apostle of the Tules," Devil's Ford," and A Secret of Telegraph Hill."
Rokeby; : a poem. by Walter Scott( Book )

1 edition published in 1813 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of the hurly-burly, or, Life in an odd corner by Charles Heber Clark( Book )

3 editions published in 1874 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The orthodox communicant : by way of meditation on the order for the administration of the Lord's-Supper, or Holy Communion : according to the liturgy of the Church of England by Laurence Howel( Book )

1 edition published in 1721 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saints, scribes, and scholars : an exhibition of illuminated manuscripts and early printed books from the collections of the Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia by Free Library of Philadelphia( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia : a guide by Marie Elena Korey( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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