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Free Library of Philadelphia Rare Book Department Bret Harte Collection

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Works: 2,241 works in 2,419 publications in 1 language and 5,346 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Western fiction  Novels  Humorous fiction  Exhibition catalogs  History  Prayers and devotions  Catalogs  Drama 
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 251 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 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gabriel Conroy by Bret Harte( Book )

4 editions published in 1876 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 1887 and 1888 in English and held by 183 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
Echoes of the foot-hills by Bret Harte( Book )

1 edition published in 1875 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarence by Bret Harte( Book )

1 edition published in 1895 in English and held by 157 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 )

2 editions published between 1892 and 1896 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lectures of Bret Harte by Bret Harte( Book )

1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 129 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 117 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 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1882 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drift from two shores by Bret Harte( Book )

1 edition published in 1878 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic text republished as an e-book
Out of the hurly-burly, or, Life in an odd corner by Charles Heber Clark( Book )

2 editions published in 1874 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rokeby; : a poem. by Walter Scott( Book )

1 edition published in 1813 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<P>Published in 1813, <em>Rokeby</em> was an astounding success for Scott, selling 10,000 copes in the first three months. Although the profits from the poem were significant, Scott was disappointed as his income had fallen short of the expected amount that was set to cover his growing expenses at Abbotsford, his Scotland estate.</p>
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."
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 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fool of Five Forks by Bret Harte( Book )

3 editions published between 1874 and 1875 in English and held by 35 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

 
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