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July 10 , 2010

Stories in Light and Shadow


Francis Bret Harte was an American author and poet, who worked in a number of different professional capacities including miner, teacher, messenger and journalist before turning to full time writing in 1871.  He became famed for his short fiction featuring gold diggers. 
 “Stories in Light and Shadow” is a volume of eight short stories, published in 1898. We present you the collection of witty, sometimes heart-rending tales of frontier California. Ambrose Bierce called Harte's humor "incomparable," and the highlights of Harte's oeuvre helped establish the foundations of western American fiction. Enjoy the reading.

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