Writers in the West: Brett Harte
Life and Experiences
Harte's first short story would be a series of Condensed Novels published in the weekly Californian newspaper. The story would be reissued in book form in 1867. Harte was a master of short stories and released over 40 of them(Galloway 1). "The Luck of Roaring Camp"(1870) would give Harte widespread fame throughout the United States(Merriman 5). Harte was very good at the genre of gold rush fiction, which he captured the corruption and greed in a nostalgic pose with the the experiences he had in California. Harte, after his fame throughout the 1870's, would not satisfy most readers throughout the rest of his career. In 1878 Harte's new job of consul had to become his source of income. Harte's final movement to England as a consul in Glasgow Scotland would the last major event of his life. While Harte continued to write, most people were sick of his writings and did not read his many stories or articles.
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