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  Francis Bret Harte - LoveToKnow 1911
FRANCIS BRET HARTE (1839-1902), American author, was born at Albany, New York, on the 25th of August 1839.
Bret Harte was an early master of the short story, and his Californian tales were regarded as introducing a new genre into fiction.
After a year as professor in the university of California, Harte lived in New York, 1871-1878; was United States consul at Crefeld, Germany, 1878-1880; consul at Glasgow, 1880-1885; and after 1885 resided in London, engaged in literary work.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Francis_Bret_Harte   (288 words)

 Literary Encyclopedia: Bret Harte
Bret Harte was born Francis Brett Hart on August 25, 1836 in Albany, New York, the third of Henry and Elizabeth Hart's four children.
Harte's father was responsible for the change from Hart to Harte sometime in the 1840s, and the author himself would be known as “Bret Harte” from the time of his literary breakthrough in the late 1860s.
Harte was of mixed Dutch, English, and Jewish heritage, being descended from the prominent Jewish merchant, Bernard Hart, and the distinguished upper New York state families, the Bretts, the Truesdales, and the Ostranders.
www.litencyc.com /php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=2011   (474 words)

  Bret Harte - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
This work is considered by many of Harte's admirers as his masterpiece of verse, for its evident sincerity, the depth of feeling it displays, and the unusual quality of its poetic expression.
Bret Harte's gravestone in the churchyard of St Peter's Church, Frimley, Surrey, England
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bret_Harte   (608 words)

 Bret Harte
Bret Harte was born in Albany, New York, to a family of little financial means.
Harte wasn't pleased with the effects that the railroad was having on the West, nor was he pleased with the way the white man was taking advantage of minorities, Indians, Chinese, and Mexicans to help settle the West.
Once Harte was fired for printing a story of a tribe of Indians who were planning a three-day religious ceremony on an island, until a party of white men arrived on the island and ambushed the ceremony, leaving many women, children, and elders slain.
www.uncp.edu /home/canada/work/allam/18661913/lit/harte.htm   (1533 words)

 Bret Harte
Bret Harte was born in Albany, New York, August 25, 1839.
  Harte was a major initiator of the local-color movement in American Literature,  he was one of the best American parodists, it made a huge contribution to American Literary criticism.
This was a good biography, telling many details about the life of Bret Harte.
www.etsu.edu /writing/studentsamlit/harte.htm   (825 words)

 Biographical Sketch - Complete Poetical Works - Bret Harte, Book, etext
LTHOUGH Bret Harte’s name is identified with Californian life, it was not till he was fifteen that the author of “Plain Language from Truthful James” saw the country of his adoption.
Bret Harte became, by the common urgency of his companions, the first editor of the Overland, and at once his own tales and poems began, and in the second number appeared “The Luck of Roaring Camp,” which instantly brought him wide fame.
Harte’s prodigality of nature who have used with so much fine reserve their faculty for melodious verse, and the present volume contains the entire body of his poetical work, growing by minute accretions during thirty odd years.
whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au /words/authors/H/HarteBret/verse/completepoetical/biographical.html   (699 words)

 Bret Harte
Francis Bret Harte was born in Albany New York on August 25, 1839.
Bret Harte was appointed Secretary of the United States Branch Mint at San Francisco.
BRET HARTE has himself told the story of how while occupied with his secretarial duties at the San Francisco Mint-and his literary work religiously carried on outside mint hours-George Barnes, a brother journalist, introduced him to a young man whose appearance was decidedly interesting.
www.zpub.com /sf/history/harte.html   (791 words)

 PAL: Bret Harte (1836-1902)
PS1833.A5 Sketches of the sixties, by Bret Harte and Mark Twain pseud.
PS1824.L5 Mliss, a story by Bret Harte is from "The Luck of Roaring Camp and other sketches" first published in 1870 and now reprinted in an edition of three hundred copies with initials and illustrations engraved by Mallette Dean.
Stewart, George R. Bret Harte, argonaut and exile; being an account of the life of the celebrated American humorist, author of 'The luck of Roaring camp', 'Condensed novels', 'The heathen Chinee', 'Tales of the Argonauts', etc., etc. Port Washington, N.Y. Kennikat P, 1964.
www.csustan.edu /english/reuben/pal/chap5/harte.html   (760 words)

 Bret Harte: Poems
The life of Bret Harte spanned the picturesque period of the building-up of the great West, particularly of California in the years immediately succeeding the rush to the gold fields.
Harte was still a lad when he went to California and though he had himself received but a common-school education, he began life in California as a teacher, leaving this occupation for mining, printing, carrying express, or whatever work he could obtain, until he formed an editorial connection with the "Golden Era" of San Francisco.
Bret Harte: Bibliography - A bibliography of the works of Bret Harte; includes a list of critical and biographical resources.
www.poetry-archive.com /h/harte_bret.html   (270 words)

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Harte depicted the Gold Rush as quaint comedy and sentimental melodrama, already possessing the charm of antiquity.… Harte softened and enriched the raw present of what was yet a frontier…filling in the empty and perpetual Sierras with comforting memories of finite human comedy and civilizing human sentiment."
Harte was born in Albany, New York, schooled until the age of 13, and entered California at the age of 17, following his newly widowed mother.
Harte's life from the time he left California is a sorry string of fiascoes, many brought on by his own failings.
www.cateweb.org /CA_Authors/harte.html   (1168 words)

 Bret Harte - Biography and Works
Francis Brett Harte was born on 25 August 1836 in Albany, New York, the son of a teacher, Henry Harte and his wife Elizabeth Ostrander.
Harte made his way to San Francisco where he was soon working as a typesetter and contributing poems, articles, and short stories for the journal The Golden Era.
Harte had mastered the genre of gold rush fiction, capturing the corruption and greed in nostalgic prose, with vivid descriptions of the myriad characters he had known and the wild new frontier lands he had traversed.
www.online-literature.com /bret-harte   (1262 words)

 Bret Harte Biography and Summary
Francis Brett Harte (1837-1902), known as Bret Harte, an American poet and fiction writer who specialized in local color and regional stories, set the fashion in fiction for a number of writers in the era following the Civil War.
Bret Harte was the first Pacific slope writer to gain an international reputation for his work.
Bret Harte was one of the most important image makers of the Pacific slope during and immediately after the American Civil War.
www.bookrags.com /Bret_Harte   (449 words)

 Amazon.ca: Tales of Trail and Town: Books: Bret Harte   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Harte was not born in the West, but at Albany, New York, on August 25, 1839.
Bret Harte, after a common school education, went with his mother to California at the age of seventeen.
Bret Harte died at Camberley, England, on May 5, 1902.
www.amazon.ca /Tales-Trail-Town-Bret-Harte/dp/1419150715   (291 words)

 Calaveras County Schools- Schools in Calaveras County Ca- Calaveras Schools
Bret Harte High School opened in 1905, and serves the communities of Copperopolis, Altaville, Angels Camp, Carson Hill, Vallecito, Douglas Flat, Murphys, Hathaway Pines, Avery, Arnold, Blue Lake Springs, Dorrington, Camp Connell, and Bear Valley.
Bret Harte's strength as a learning institution is its cooperative effort with the staff and parent community in ensuring a safe and effective learning environment.
Bret Harte Union High School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
www.collinsdevelopment.com /schools.php   (1661 words)

 Bret Harte Elementary
Bret Harte Elementary School, part of the Burbank Unified School District, is a suburb of Los Angeles, in the city of Burbank, California.
Bret Harte's two year, three million dollar modernization, funded by the passage of a school bond, is finished.
Bret Harte is beautiful — so beautiful that the School District was presented with a modernization award for the work done at Bret Harte Elementary.
www.burbank.k12.ca.us /schools/elementary/harte/harte.html   (704 words)

 Bret Harte: Selected Bibliography
Morrow, Patrick D. "Bret Harte and the Perils of Pop Poetry." Journal of Popular Culture 13 (1980): 476-82.
Palmer, Stephanie C. "Travel Delays in the Commercial Countryside with Bret Harte and Sarah Orne Jewett." Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory 59.4 (2003): 71-102.
"Bret Harte and the Literary Construction of American West." A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America.
www.wsu.edu /~campbelld/amlit/hartebib.htm   (1623 words)

 eBooks Cube | Devil's Ford by Bret Harte
Harte's family settled in New York City and Brooklyn in 1845.
Flushed with success, Harte in 1871 signed with The Atlantic Monthly for $10,000 for 12 stories a year, the highest figure offered an American writer up to that time.
In New England he was greeted as an equal by the writers Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and William Dean Howells, and was lionized and toasted to the point of spiritual and moral breakdown.
www.ebooks3.com /ebooks/devils_ford.html   (482 words)

 Selected Stories, by Bret Harte : Arthur's Classic Novels
However, Harte had accumulated a number of debts, and his editorial policies, excellent in themselves, but undiplomatically executed, were the cause of a series of arguments with the publisher of the Overland Monthly.
From his departure from California in 1872 to his death thirty years later, Harte's struggles to regain financial stability were unremitting: and to these efforts is due the relinquishment of his early ideal of "a peculiarly characteristic Western American literature." Henceforth Harte accepted, as Prof.
Much could be urged against Harte's stories: the glamor they throw over the life they depict is largely fictitious; their pathetic endings are obviously stylized; their technique is overwhelmingly derivative.
arthurwendover.com /arthurs/western/harte10.html   (19919 words)

 Bret Harte
Bret Harte was born in Albany, New York in 1836.
In 1878 Harte was appointed as United States consul in Germany.
Bret Harte died in London on 5th May 1902.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAharte.htm   (311 words)

 Search Results for "Bret Harte"
ATTRIBUTION:Bret Harte (1836-1902), U.S. author (FRANCIS BRET HARTE).
...NUMBER: 7930 AUTHOR: Francis Bret Harte (1836–1902) QUOTATION: For there be women, fair as she, Whose verbs and nouns do more agree.
...NUMBER: 7926 AUTHOR: Francis Bret Harte (1836–1902) QUOTATION: With the smile that was childlike and bland.
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 Fictionwise eBooks: Colonel Starbottle: the Mysteries of Bret Harte by Bret Harte   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Bret Harte (1836-1902) was born in Albany, New York.
Harte's portrayal of that life was often filled with irony and humor.
Harte has been over-shadowed in American letters perhaps for two reasons: one, he wrote about the West, and two, because he was a humorist.
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 Bret Harte
His first literary venture was a series of Condensed Novels (travesties of well-known works of fiction, somewhat in the style of Thackeray), published weekly in The Californian, of which he was editor, and reissued in book form in 1867.
Bret Harte was an early master of the short story, and his Californian tales were regarded as introducing a new genre into fiction.
After a year as professor in the University of California, Harte lived in New York, 1871-78; was United States consul at Crefeld, Germany, 1878-80; consul at Glasgow, 1880-85; and after 1885 resided in London, engaged in literary work.
www.nndb.com /people/827/000093548   (254 words)

 Bret Harte
Harte, Francis Bret (1836-1902) was born in Albany, NY on August 25, 1836.
In the fall of 1896, Joe acted in Bret Harte's Sue at Hoyt's Theatre.
Its title character is an innocent young mining camp girl who escapes her abusive father by agreeing to marry a man she doesn't love, the uncouth Ira Beadsley.
www.josephhaworth.com /bret_harte.htm   (467 words)

 Francis Bret Harte
HARTE, Francis Bret, author, born in Albany, New York, 25 August, 1839.
He drifted back to San Francisco, and in 1857 became a compositor in the office of the "Golden Era." The experience of his frontier life had been impressive, and his literary talents soon put to profitable use the vivid scenes of the past three years.
Clever sketches, contributed at first anonymously, attracted the attention of the editor, and Harte was invited to join the corps of writers.
www.famousamericans.net /francisbretharte   (685 words)

 Fiction: Bret Harte   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
This site presents concise discussion of Harte's influence and work, with references to several of Harte's contemporaries (Sarah Orne Jewett, Edward Eggleston, Owen Wister) which collectively provide a colorful picture of the literary climate of the period.
Bret Harte (1836-1902) was born in Albany, New York, the third of four children.
In 1853 his mother moved to California and remarried, and the next year Harte followed her, drifting from job to job and writing pretentious poetry.
www.bedfordstmartins.com /litlinks/fiction/harte.htm   (455 words)

 Harte: The Heathen Chinee
Here, in addition to Harte's text, are the illustrations from three different paperback republications of the poem, all titled The Heathen Chinee.
Tellingly, Hull's penultimate drawing elaborates what the poem refers to as "the scene that ensued" into something like a race riot; mob violence against the Chinese was a recurring event in western cities like San Francisco and Denver.
Harte wrote sentimentally about the victim of a white mob in "Wan Lee." These illustrations are by Joseph Hull.
etext.lib.virginia.edu /railton/roughingit/map/chiharte.html   (325 words)

 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Outlines: Outline of American Literature: The Rise of Realism: 1860-1914: Bret Harte ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Bret Harte is remembered as the author of adventurous stories such as "The Luck of Roaring Camp" and "The Outcasts of Poker Flat," set along the western mining frontier.
As the first great success in the local colorist school, Harte for a brief time was perhaps the best-known writer in America -- such was the appeal of his romantic version of the gunslinging West.
He got away with this (as had Charles Dickens in England, who greatly admired Harte's work) by showing in the end that these seeming derelicts really had hearts of gold.
odur.let.rug.nl /~usa/LIT/harte.htm   (159 words)

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