The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Short Stories

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  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Short Stories
  • Bret Harte
  • English
  • 19 November 2018
  • 0486272710

About the Author: Bret Harte

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The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Short Stories In 1870, the young San Francisco based writer and editor Bret Harte 1836 1902 first compiled a single volume edition of his rousing stories of life in the Wild West Entitled The Luck of Roaring Camp, and Other Sketches, the book propelled him almost overnight from local celebrity to American literary lion Four of the most famous of those tales are included in this collection the title story, The Outcasts of Poker Flat, Tennessee s Partner, and M liss Additional selections include A Prot g e of Jack Hamlin and An Ing nue of the Sierras, both written later in Harte s life and featuring lively casts of colorful characters in settings ranging from a stagecoach to a Sacramento River steamer They display the author s enthralling storytelling style at full strength crisply observant, rich in ironic humor, and offering an engaging mix of sentiment and wit Harte s style exercised a deep influence on the American short story genre and set a future course for writers of Western fiction, including Owen Wister and Zane Grey. Download The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Short Stories – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Short Stories

  1. Michelle Rawlings says:

    The Luck of Roaring Camp is a prompt, but interesting, mid 1800s American short story that is really characteristic of Bret Harte s writing style Essentially, it is a retelling of the Biblical nativity story, as presented by a cast of characters from a small, male dominated Wild West town After the birth of the first child in the town possibly ever and the view spoiler death of the child s mother, the men of Roaring Camp are forced to channel their feminine sides and raise the child as t The Luck of Roaring Camp is a prompt, but interesting, mid 1800s American short story that is really characteristic of Bret Harte s writing style Essentially, it is a retelling of the Biblical nativity story, as presented by a cast of characters from a small, male dominated Wild West town After the birth of the first child in the town possibly ever and the view spoiler death of the child s mother, the men of Roaring Camp are forced to channel their feminine sides and raise the child as their own hide spoiler Interestingly, despite the length of this ...

  2. Mitchell says:

    I have always heard of The Outcasts of Poker Flat and The Luck of Roaring Camp but I had never read a word of Bret Harte I even live next to an elementary school named for him A neighbor lent me this volume and I must say that I was really surprised by what I found I expected folksy, heart warming tales of the old West, but man that is not at all what is in these stories Funny and edgy, tart and sad, these stories are very modern in their sensibility and the plots are way darker than I e I have always heard of The Outcasts of Poker Flat and The Luck of Roaring Camp but I had never read a word of Bret Harte I even live next to an elementary school named for him A neighbor lent me this volume and I must say that I was really surprised by what I found I expected folksy, heart warming tales of the old West, but man that is not at all what is in these stories Funny and edgy, tart and sad, these stories are very modern in their sensibility and the pl...

  3. Carol says:

    The last batch of short stories I read must have been in high school required reading, of course I d never much paid attention to the genre because, like poetry, I wanted something longer, substantial, filling Not to say short stories and poetry don t have merit Edgar Allen Poe can keep me spellbound, and The Lady of Shallot still reminds me of Anne Shirley I have a poet friend whose work delights me, and who can forget Shakespeare s sonnets Point being, I usually read novels The...

  4. John says:

    I ve been curious about reading Bret Harte pretty well just because I love Mark Twain so much even though they evidently didn t think much of one another and they re often compared to one another Finally, I was inspired to tackle this little collection of some of Harte s most famous stories Reading Harte, however, was sort of an odd experience for me, filled with quite a mixture of responses.I, first of all, just enjoyed Harte s writing In fact, that s the chief comparison I think you could I ve been curious about reading Bret Harte pretty well just because I love Mark Twain so much even though they evidently didn t think much of one another and they re often compared to one another Finally, I was inspired to tackle this little collection of some of Harte s most famous stories Reading Harte, however, was sort of an odd experience for me, filled with quite a mixture of responses.I, first of all, just enjoyed Harte s writing In fact, that s the chief compar...

  5. Justin Tyler says:

    The edition I have of this book only contains three stories The Luck of Roaring Camp, The Outcasts of Poker Flat, and Tennessee s Partner I think that these stories are very well written, and very easy to read They re very short around 5000 words each It took me one hour total to read all three of them, and I read at an average pace Contrary to the statements of one reviewer, these stories are not sad they are realistic They are, in fact, touching in how real such things as love, innoce The edition I have of this book only contains three stories The Luck of Roaring Camp, The Outcasts of Poker Flat, and Tennessee s Partner I think that these stories are very well written, and very easy to read They re very short around 5000 words each It took me one hour total to read all three of them, and I read at an average pace Contrary to the statements of one reviewer, these stories are not sad they are realistic They are, in fact, touching in how real such things as love, innocence, and friendship are portrayed Tennessee s Partner is the story of a friendship between a man sentenced to death T...

  6. David says:

    December 11, 2010 I had forgotten that I had read this collection of 6 stories My first review was a one star My review today is 5 stars The difference is me I found the writing to be riveting The stories are not fast paced but they do hold the reader s attention The stories have a certain humor to them based upon the human condition and the settings of the story I started with M lissa this time instead of the first story That I think gave me a new avenue into Brete Harte I found myself ...

  7. Humphrey says:

    For a reason I m not quite sure of, optimisitc romantic fiction is scoffed at when pessimistic romantic fiction is embraced Compare Harte s short fiction to Hawthorne s the contest won t be so uneven For another reason I m not quite sure of, American optimisitc romantic fiction is scoffed at when British optimistic romantic fiction is embraced Compare Harte s style to Dickens there s a strong reason why the latter is quoted on the back of most editions of Harte It seems like literary stud For a reason I m not quite sure of, optimisitc romantic fiction is scoffed at when pessimistic romantic fiction is embraced Compare Harte s short fiction to Hawthorne s the contest won t be so uneven For another reason I m not quite sure of, American optimisitc romantic fiction is scoffed at when British optimistic romantic fiction i...

  8. Irene says:

    A collection of stories which appeals to a wide audience, many I found interesting, a few I found boring, some had weird endings but on the whole, many had me wanting to readSome of the stories are recognisable so may well be extracts from draft version...

  9. KatieSuzanne says:

    I read this because I grew up close to Roaring Camp and wanted to hear some stories about the place, even if they were fictional Not bad, but not too exciting I can see how Bret Harte influenced and sometimes even created the exciting sterotypes of gold miners and ...

  10. Grady says:

    Read book before motorcycle trip through gold country and Calaveras County This book was good preparation Harte, in his day, was farfamous and popular than Twain These stories of part of the reason.