Frontier Stories

  • Title: Frontier Stories
  • Author: Bret Harte
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  • Page: 104
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Frontier Stories This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery
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    About Bret Harte

    1. aka Francis Bret HarteHe was born in Albany, New York, as Francis Brett Hart He was named after his great grandfather Francis Brett, and his family name was Hart When he was young his father changed the spelling of the family name from Hart to Harte Later, Francis preferred to be known by his middle name, but he spelled it with only one t , becoming Bret Harte.He moved to California in 1853, later working there in a number of capacities, including miner, teacher, messenger, and journalist He spent part of his life in the northern California coastal town of Union now known as Arcata , a settlement on Humboldt Bay that was established as a provisioning center for mining camps in the interior.The 1860 massacre of between 80 and 200 Wiyots killed at the village of Tutulwat was well documented historically and was reported in San Francisco and New York by a young American writer who would later use the pen name Bret Harte When serving as assistant editor for the Northern Californian Bret Harte editorialized about the slayings while his boss was temporarily absent, leaving Harte in charge of the paper Harte published a detailed account condemning the event, writing, a shocking and revolting spectacle never was exhibited to the eyes of a Christian and civilized people Old women wrinkled and decrepit lay weltering in blood, their brains dashed out and dabbled with their long grey hair Infants scarcely a span along, with their faces cloven with hatchets and their bodies ghastly with wounds After publishing the editorial, his life was threatened and he was forced to flee one month later Harte quit his job and moved to San Francisco, where an anonymous letter published in a city paper is attributed to him, describing widespread community approval of the massacre In addition, no one was ever brought to trial, despite the evidence of a planned attack and references to specific individuals, including a rancher named Larabee and other members of the unofficial militia called the Humboldt Volunteers 3.His first literary efforts, including poetry and prose, appeared in The Californian, an early literary journal edited by Charles Henry Webb In 1868 he became editor of The Overland Monthly, another new literary magazine, but this one in tune with the pioneering spirit of excitement in California His story, The Luck of Roaring Camp, appeared in the magazine s second edition, propelling Harte to nationwide fame.When word of Dickens death reached Bret Harte in July 1870, he immediately sent a dispatch across the bay to San Francisco to hold back the forthcoming publication of his Overland Monthly for twenty four hours, so that he could compose the poetic tribute, Dickens in Camp 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 in 1868 Bret Harte s gravestone in the churchyard of St Peter s Church, Frimley, Surrey, England Inscription on gravestone Determined to pursue his literary career, in 1871 he and his family traveled back East, to New York and eventually to Boston, where he contracted with the publisher of The Atlantic Monthly for an annual salary of 10,000, an unprecedented sum at the time His popularity waned, however, and by the end of 1872 he was without a publishing contract and increasingly desperate He spent the next few years struggling to publish new work or republish old , delivering lectures about the gold rush, and even selling an advertising jingle to a soap company A whispering pine of the Sierras transplanted to Fifth Avenue How could it grow Although it shows some faint signs of life, how sickly are the leaves As for fruit, there is none America had in Bret Harte its most distinctively national poet Andrew


    1. Born in Albany, New York, Bret Harte (1836–1902) was not a Californian most of his life as I have long thought. He arrived there in 1853, just after the gold rush, and left again in 1871. While there, he began a writing career, publishing his best-known short stories, “The Luck of Roaring Camp” (1868) and “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” (1869). In later years, he took overseas assignments in the foreign service, and at the end of his life, he was living in England.Frontier Stories is a co [...]


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