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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 ...

Luck of Roaring Camp, The

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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... of Roaring Camp, The , 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 is born to Cherokee Sal, a prostitute in the California gold-mining settlement of Roaring Camp. The mother dies, and the child, christened Thomas Luck, is adopted by the hardened miners, whose spirit is changed to a beautiful though awkward sympathy. The following year, when the river rises, Roaring Camp is engulfed, and Kentuck,...

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 ...
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SurreyTown on the A325, 4 m. SW of Bagshot. Francis Bret Harte (known as ‘Bret Harte’), the American author of The Luck of Roaring Camp (1870), was buried (1902) ...
Bret Harte

Bret Harte  

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(1836–1902),born at Albany, New York, is remembered for his short stories, notably ‘The Luck of Roaring Camp’ (1868), ‘Tennessee's Partner’, and ‘The Outcasts of Poker Flat’, which were included in ...
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 ...
Overland Monthly

Overland Monthly  

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(1868–75, 1883–1935),California regional magazine, published from San Francisco, during its first two and a half years was edited by Bret Harte, who contributed “The Luck of Roaring Camp,” “Plain ...
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 ...
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 ...
Local color

Local color  

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Term applied to fiction or verse which emphasizes its setting, being concerned with the character of a district or of an era, as marked by its customs, dialect, costumes, landscape, or other ...
Harte, Francis Bret

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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...Francis Bret ( ‘Bret Harte’ ) ( 1836–1902 ), American novelist : US Consul in Glasgow 1880–5 ; buried in Frimley . The Luck of Roaring Camp 1870...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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...Bret ( 1836–1902 ) Author and poet . Notable among the short stories which made him famous were ‘The Luck of Roaring Camp’ ( 1868 ) and ‘The Outcasts of Poker Flat’, which were included in The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Sketches ( 1870 ). His humorous‐pathetic verse includes ‘Plain Language from Truthful James’ ( 1870 ), often referred to as ‘The Heathen Chinee’. He collaborated briefly with Mark Twain . After periods as American consul in Germany and at Glasgow he lived in...

Frimley

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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... Surrey Town on the A325, 4 m. SW of Bagshot. Francis Bret Harte (known as ‘Bret Harte’), the American author of The Luck of Roaring Camp ( 1870 ), was buried ( 1902 ) in St Peter's churchyard. The low red‐marble tombstone surrounded by chains is near the churchyard...

Harte, Bret

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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...Bret ( 1836–1902 ) Author and poet , born at Albany, New York, and taken to California at 18, where he saw something of mining life. He worked on newspapers and periodicals in San Francisco, to which he contributed the short stories which made him famous. Notable among these were ‘The Luck of Roaring Camp’ ( 1868 ) and ‘The Outcasts of Poker Flat’, which were included in The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Sketches ( 1870 ). His humorous‐pathetic verse includes ‘Plain Language from Truthful James’ ( 1870 ), often referred to as ‘The Heathen...

M'liss

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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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 appeared in the Golden Era ( 1860 ), from which it was expanded for serialization in the same journal ( 1863 ) and collection in The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Sketches ( 1870...

Harte, Bret

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Oxford Reader's Companion to Trollope

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...) , poet, storyteller, famed for The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Sketches ( 1870 ); part of the Boston literary circle that welcomed Trollope during his American visits. He dined with Trollope at his London clubs and attended a Royal Literary Fund dinner where he responded to the toast ‘Literature’. Trollope 's parody, ‘Never, Never—Never, Never’ was inspired, he said, by the American. ‘As Bret Harte says I have no sense of humour, and won't laugh at me, I must try to laugh at myself, and make fun of the heroine I have loved best [ Lily Dale ]’...

Overland Monthly

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature (2 ed.)

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...Monthly (1868–75, 1883–1935) , California regional magazine published from San Francisco, during its first 2.5 years was edited by Bret Harte who contributed “The Luck of Roaring Camp,” “Plain Language from Truthful James,” and other works that made both author and magazine famous. In its early years, the Overland published writings by such authors as C. W. Stoddard, Ina Coolbrith, E. R. Sill, and Prentice Mulford. It was less significant when revived and rested so obviously on its former reputation that Ambrose Bierce dubbed it “the warmed-Overland...

Overland Monthly

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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...Monthly ( 1868–75 , 1883–1935 ), California regional magazine, published from San Francisco, during its first two and a half years was edited by Bret Harte , who contributed The Luck of Roaring Camp , Plain Language from Truthful James , and other works that made both author and magazine famous. In its early years, the Overland published writings by such authors as C.W. Stoddard , Ina Coolbrith , E.R. Sill , and Prentice Mulford . It was less significant when revived, and rested so obviously on its former reputation that Bierce dubbed it “the...

Outcasts of Poker Flat, The

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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...of Poker Flat, The , 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 exile from Poker Flat, a California mining camp of 1850 , of the gambler John Oakhurst, two prostitutes known as “the Duchess” and “Mother Shipton,” and a drunken sluice-robber, “Uncle Billy.” This group is joined by “The Innocent,” Tom Simson, and the young girl Piney, who are eloping. When all are trapped by the snow, Mother...

Tennessee's Partner

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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... ( 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 claim at Sandy Bar, Cal., with his unnamed “Partner.” Although Tennessee once eloped with his Partner's wife, returning after she deserted him too, the Partner remains his affectionate friend. One day Tennessee is captured as a highway robber, and during an impromptu trial his Partner innocently offers his entire “stake” in return for Tennessee's life. This strengthens the determination of the “court” to punish...

Harte, (Francis) Bret(t)

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature (2 ed.)

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...of Washington Irving and a novelette, “ M’liss ,” (1860) about a young girl’s adventures in the gold-rush mining country. Out-croppings (1865), an anthology of local verse; The Lost Galleon (1867), a collection of his poems; and Condensed Novels and Other Papers (1867), distinguished for its satirical parodies of famous authors, were his first books. The following year Harte became editor of the newly founded Overland Monthly , in which he published his local-color stories, mainly concerned with moral contrasts, including “The Luck of Roaring Camp,”...

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