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Bret Harte

(1836—1902) author

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Ah Sin

Ah Sin  

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(1877),a play by Bret Harte, Mark Twain. [Fifth Avenue Theatre, 35 perf.] Broderick (Edmund K. Collier), a “knave through circumstances over which he ought to have control,” attacks Uncle ...
Belgravia

Belgravia  

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An illustrated monthly edited by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, which ran from 1866 to 1899, and published work by many well‐known writers, including Thomas Hardy, Wilkie Collins, Bret Harte, and Ouida. See ...
Condensed Novels and Other Papers

Condensed Novels and Other Papers  

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First collection of writings by Bret Harte, published in 1867. It included 15 travesties of the works of such popular writers as Cooper, Dickens, Dumas, and Hugo, as well as ...
Gabriel Conroy

Gabriel Conroy  

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Novel by Bret Harte.
George Alfred Lawrence

George Alfred Lawrence  

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(1827–76)Novelist, born at Braxted, Essex, educated at Rugby and Balliol College, Oxford. He was called to the bar but abandoned law for a literary career. His first and best‐known ...
Hamlin, Jack

Hamlin, Jack  

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Character in Gabriel Conroy and short stories by Bret Harte.
Jerome K. Jerome

Jerome K. Jerome  

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(1859–1927),achieved lasting fame with Three Men in a Boat (1889), the story of three young men and their dog who take a rowing holiday on the Thames. In 1892 Jerome and some friends founded the ...
John Oakhurst

John Oakhurst  

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Character in The Outcasts of Poker Flat and other stories by Bret Harte.
Luck of Roaring Camp

Luck of Roaring Camp  

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Story by Bret Harte, published in the Overland Monthly (1868) and reprinted in The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Sketches (1870). It is often called the first example of local-color fiction.A child ...
M'liss

M'liss  

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Novelette by Bret Harte which in its characterization of a willful young girl and her adventures in the mining country represented an early treatment of life in the gold rush. The earliest version ...
naturalism

naturalism  

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Art in which the artist represents objects as they are, rather than in a stylized manner.Chilvers, Osborne, & Farr (eds.) (1988);Jervis (1984);Jane Turner (1996)
Outcasts of Poker Flat

Outcasts of Poker Flat  

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Story by Bret Harte, published in 1869 and reprinted in The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Sketches (1870). It is a leading example of local-color fiction.This study of moral contrasts tells of the ...
Plain Language from Truthful James

Plain Language from Truthful James  

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Comic ballad by Bret Harte, published in the Overland Monthly (Sept. 1870). This narrative of a euchre game, in which Truthful James and his friend Bill Nye intend to cheat the Chinese gambler Ah Sin ...
Short Story

Short Story  

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A fictional prose tale of no specified length, but too short to be published as a volume on its own, as novellas sometimes and novels usually are. A short story will normally concentrate on a single ...
Tennessee's Partner

Tennessee's Partner  

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Tale by Bret Harte, published in the Overland Monthly (1869) and in The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Sketches (1870).Tennessee, “known to be a gambler … suspected to be a thief,” works a mining ...

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