Bret Hartes Gold Rush

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Bret Hartes Gold Rush
  • Bret Harte
  • English
  • 09 October 2017
  • 0930588886

About the Author: Bret Harte

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Bret Hartes Gold Rush These fifteen stories bring the California Gold Rush to life with their boisterous assemblage of rough clad miners, pistol packing preachers, iron willed women, and philosophical gamblers Theirs was an unpredictable world, filled with gold strikes and freak tragedies, when the wisdom of the gambler sometimes counted for than that of the preacher when normal rules were tossed aside and the strongest man had but three fingers on his right hand the best shot had but one eye A master storyteller, Harte weaves tales that seem to come directly from the campfire, where the spinning of yarns and swapping of lies were the highest form of entertainment The stories presented in this volume, among his best, still have the power to engage us completely, to make us laugh out loud, and perhaps most surprisingly, to bring a tear to the eye. Free Read Bret Hartes Gold Rush Author Bret Harte For Kindle ePUB or eBook – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Bret Hartes Gold Rush

  1. Vivienne says:

    My students have been reading selections from this book while we ve been studying, unsurprisingly, the gold rush period of California history.Let me just say, Harte is hilarious and also, if you look at his author photo, holy majestic mustache, Batman His humor is dry and verging on dark, and he uses irony liberally and, for the most part, elegantly.The vocabulary is complex and his style is that of intricate witticisms As it turns out, ninth graders generally aren t such fans of this We v My students have been reading selections from this book while we ve been studying, unsurprisingly, the gold rush period of California history.Let me just say, Harte is hilarious and also, if you look at his author photo, holy majestic mustache, Batman His humor is dry and verging on dark, and he uses irony liberally and, for the most part, elegantly.The vocabulary is complex and his style is that of intricate witticisms As it turns out, ninth graders generally aren t such fans of this We ve done a lot of sentence deconstruction, which regrettably removes some of the punch from the jokes I ve really enjoyed reading the stories, however, which is a nice step up from some of the other curriculum with which I ve been working Despite his own numerous flaws, Harte generally does a fine job of humanizing some largely unsympathetic characters and subtly illustrating the hypocrisy of society Fun Bonus one of ...

  2. East Bay J says:

    I was not familiar with Bret Harte previous to happening upon this book Harte was a contemporary of Mark Twain and wrote a play with Twain called Ah Sin Twain s reaction to Harte Bret Harte was one of the pleasantest men I have ever know He was also one of the unpleasantest men I have ever known Sounds like my kind of Twain contemporary.Harte wrote about the mining camps of northern ...

  3. Chana says:

    The first thing that surprised me about this book is the erudition of the author This is a man who has a received a thorough education in classics and languages I thought I was going to be reading a book of the wild west, which it is, but it describes early west coast living in early east coast educated words He is doing magic with his words, very brilliant satire, you have to be paying attention and be educated yourself to catch it all I am sure that I did not.That said, I did not like the The first thing that surprised me about this book is the erudition of the author This is a man who has a received a thorough education in classics and languages I thought I was going to be reading a book of the wild west, which it is, but it describes early west coast living in early east coast educated words He is doing magic with his words, very brilliant satire, you have to be paying attention and be educated yourself to catch it all I am sure that I did not.That said, I did not like the early stories, they...

  4. Pamela says:

    I checked this out to read compare Harte s stories related to The Shirley Letters I read Luck of the Roaring Camp twice hoping I d pick something up enjoyable but it s a spoof of the Letters and Outcasts of Poker Flats was just not anything I could get into despite its sad irony. I imagine the stories were entertaining for their time, but the fact he d written 10 volumes of this stuff just goes to show there s an audience for anything A big meh Life is too short to read something you I checked this out to read compare Harte s stories related to The Shirley Letters I read Luck of the Roaring Camp twice hoping I d pick something up enjoyable but it s a spoof of the Letters and Outcasts of Poker Flats was just no...

  5. Tonya says:

    I loved this book And here is why Bret Harte was a master of written English and he had a stellar vocabulary His stories are full of humor They are stories of redemption and the goodness that we are capable of with repentance Further, they expose the hyp...

  6. Denele says:

    Just wonderful A romp through the wild days of early America, when plundering the natural resources ranked high on the list of patriotic duties Bret Harte saw it all, heard the stories, drank the wine Or whatever they were serving A truly enjoyable view of days that will not likely come ou...

  7. Ron says:

    Glad I read these stories by a contemporary of Mark Twain There s a reason why The Luck of Roaring Camp and The Outcasts of Poker Flat are considered his best But all the stories are worth reading at least once.

  8. Roger says:

    The stories that he writes are very melodramatic, even sad These stories must have been the soap operas of his time Perhaps very popular for his time, when Bret Harte wrote them It was hard to continue reading after the first few stories and I put it down.

  9. Elaine says:

    Really good stories with complex characters the Gold Rush era was a pretty hearty stew of people coming together from all over the place They didn t always get along.

  10. John says:

    perhaps for a younger reader, but not for me