Trent's Trust and Other Stories — The Convalescence of Jack Hamlin

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Sprache - Englisch

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A captivating collection of the most beloved short stories by Bret Harte. He was a 19th-century American short story writer and poet famous for short fiction featuring miners, gamblers, and other romantic figures of the California Gold Rush. Contents include: Trent's Trust Mr. Macglowrie's Widow A Ward of Colonel Starbottle's Prosper's "Old Mother" The Convalescence of Jack Hamlin A Pupil of Chestnut Ridge Dick Boyle's Business Card

About the Author

Bret Harte (1836–1902) was an American short story writer and poet, best known for his tales of the California Gold Rush. His unique narrative style intertwines wit, a keen observation of frontier life, and a deep empathy for his characters, often gold prospectors and miners. Harte's work helped establish the foundations of western American fiction. Arguably, his most famous work is 'The Luck of Roaring Camp' (1868), but his literary oeuvre includes many more gems such as 'Trent's Trust and Other Stories' which includes 'The Convalescence of Jack Hamlin', a story displaying Harte's characteristic blend of humor and heart amidst the rough-hewn backdrop of the American West. With a penchant for local color and regionalism, Harte's writing captures the vernacular and spirit of the times, allowing readers a vivid glimpse into the 19th-century frontier experience. His influence extended to writers like Mark Twain, who shared a brief professional relationship with him. Despite criticism for sentimentalism in his later years, Harte's early contributions to American literature have earned him a permanent place in the canon of the Western genre.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 22 Pages

Filesize: 308.6 KB

ISBN: 8596547314981