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- Author: Bret Harte
Other Literary Forms
Bret Harte attempted practically every form of belles lettres common in the nineteenth century. He wrote several collections of poems, almost entirely forgotten in the years since his death. Indeed, his poetic reputation to modern readers depends completely on the success of one poem, his comic verse masterpiece “Plain Language from Truthful James,” more commonly known as “The Heathen Chinee,” published in 1870. He wrote and edited newspaper material, essays, the novel Gabriel Conroy (1876), and some excellent satirical work,...
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