Noted Authors

June 06, 1999

Bret Harte


Harte began his career writing sketches but gained wide public notice with his short stories. He helped launch the Californian and he edited the Overland Monthly.

A collection of his writings titled "The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Stories" was published in 1870.

Harte's characters used a dialect that Mark Twain described as "no one on heaven or earth had ever used till Harte invented it."

Harte helped make San Francisco the literary capital of the West.

-- Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia of Literature

Pub Date: 06/06/99

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