WorldCat Identities

Harte, Bret

Overview
Works: 32 works in 119 publications in 2 languages and 360 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Bibliography  Juvenile works  Short stories  Pictorial works  Drama  Short stories, American  Western stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS1829, 813.45
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bret Harte
A waif of the plains : In the Carquinez woods ; Snow bound at Eagle's ; A Millionaire of Rough-and-ready by Bret Harte( Book )

14 editions published between 1883 and 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you can't get enough of action-adventure stories of pioneer life in the American West, dive into this tale from Bret Harte, one of the most renowned documenters of the era. In A Waif of the Plains, Harte recounts the story of an orphan traveling the Oregon Trail in the 1850s
The outcasts of Poker Flat, and other tales by Bret Harte( Book )

13 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story takes place in a Californian community known as Poker Flat, near the town of La Porte. Poker Flat is, in the opinions of many, on a downward slope. The town has lost thousands of dollars, and has experienced a moral decline. In an effort to save what is left of the town and reestablish it as a "virtuous" place, a secret society is created to decide whom to exile and whom to kill
The luck of Roaring Camp & three other stories by Bret Harte( Book )

14 editions published between 1892 and 2012 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading level: 2 [yellow]
A first family of Tasajara by Bret Harte( Book )

7 editions published between 1891 and 2016 in English and German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bret Harte : representative selections by Bret Harte( Book )

3 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By shore and sedge by Bret Harte( Book )

9 editions published between 1885 and 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Jim's friend and the Argonauts of North Liberty by Bret Harte( Book )

5 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of trail and town by Bret Harte( Book )

9 editions published between 1898 and 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Bret Harte was born on August 25, 1836 in Albany New York. As a young boy Harte developed an early love of books and reading. He first published at the tender age of 11; a satirical poem titled "Autumn Musings." Expecting praise he encountered anything but and was later to write "Such a shock was their ridicule to me that I wonder that I ever wrote another line of verse." By age 13 his formal education was at an end and four years later, in 1853, the family moved to California. Here the young man worked in a variety of capacities; miner, teacher, messenger, and journalist. But it was also here on the West coast that he found the stories and inspiration for the works that would endure his fame across the literary world. He championed the early writings of Mark Twain. He was instrumental in propelling the short story genre forward and brought tales of the Old West and the Gold Rush to a greater audience. At the height of his fame we would entertain staggering monetary offers to write for monthly magazines. His talents extended to poetry, plays, lectures, book reviews, editorials, and magazine sketches. As he moved location initially further east to New York and then through Consular appointments to Europe and finally to settle in England his audience diminished but he continued to experiment, to write and to publish. Bret Harte died of throat cancer on May 5th 1902 and is buried in St Peter's Church in Frimley, Surrey, England. Here we publish another very fine collection of his short stories; "Tales of Trail and Town"
Poems, and Two men of Sandy Bar : a drama by Bret Harte( Book )

3 editions published between 1896 and 1904 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twins of Table Mountain : a ghost of the Sierras : Views from a German spion : Peter Schroeder : Cadet Grey by Bret Harte( Book )

3 editions published in 1879 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of the West by Bret Harte( Book )

5 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of 28 western stories
The condensed novels of Bret Harte by Bret Harte( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Phyllis of the Sierras ; and A drift from Redwood Camp by Bret Harte( Book )

6 editions published between 1888 and 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Tales of the gold rush by Bret Harte( Book )

3 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories of the California Gold Rush
A bibliography of the writings of Bret Harte in the magazines and newspapers of California, 1857-1871 by George R Stewart( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of Bret Harte : with introductions, glossary, and indexes. Illustr. by photogravures by Bret Harte( Book )

3 editions published between 1907 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The luck of Roaring Camp [and] The outcasts of Poker Flat by Bret Harte( Recording )

2 editions published between 1957 and 1966 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these two stories Bret Harte's eye for character and a gift for narrative is very evident. The atmosphere of the mining camp is expressed with a strong overlay of colour
The fool of Five Forks by Bret Harte( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her letter ; His answer ; & Her last letter by Bret Harte( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The writings of Bret Harte. The story of a mine and other tales by Bret Harte( Book )

1 edition published in 1907 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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A Phyllis of the Sierras ; and A drift from Redwood Camp
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English (105)

German (1)

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The outcasts of Poker Flat, and other talesThe luck of Roaring Camp & three other storiesA Phyllis of the Sierras ; and A drift from Redwood Camp