The Resource Selected letters of Bret Harte, edited by Gary Scharnhorst

Selected letters of Bret Harte, edited by Gary Scharnhorst

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Selected letters of Bret Harte
Title
Selected letters of Bret Harte
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gary Scharnhorst
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For this edition, noted scholar Gary Scharnhorst has selected 259 letters (including 144 that are new to scholarship) from more than 2,000 Bret Harte letters known to exist. Scharnhorst's lively introduction and comprehensive notes give general readers and specialists immediate access to the literary and social milieus in which Harte lived and worked. A painstaking correspondent, Bret Harte created in his letters fascinating vignettes of life on several fronts during the latter half of the nineteenth century - San Francisco's fledgling society of the 1860s, the literary scene in New York and Boston in the 1870s, the Reconstruction South, and the Continent and British Isles through the turn of the twentieth century. As a fiction writer, playwright, and diplomat, Harte knew, sometimes intimately, many of the most prominent women and men of his day, including such writers as Mark Twain and Henry James, such actors as Lawrence Barrett and Annie Russell, and such politicians as John Hay and Herbert Bismarck. This unexpurgated edition of Bret Harte's letters, the first in more than seventy years, chronicles the life of a pioneering western American writer who became a creature of the literary marketplace. Among other life events, the edition details Harte's increasingly troubled relationship with Samuel Clemens and includes all known letters from Harte to Clemens
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1836-1902
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harte, Bret
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1833
LC item number
.A4 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Scharnhorst, Gary
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  • Harte, Bret
  • Harte, Bret
  • Harte, Bret
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Western stories
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Intellectual life
  • Western stories
  • West (U.S.)
  • West United States
Label
Selected letters of Bret Harte, edited by Gary Scharnhorst
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 464 p.
Isbn
9780806128979
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96018191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34617598
  • (OCoLC)ocm34617598
Label
Selected letters of Bret Harte, edited by Gary Scharnhorst
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 464 p.
Isbn
9780806128979
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96018191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34617598
  • (OCoLC)ocm34617598

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