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Bret Harte : prince and pauper

Author: Axel Nissen
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Axel Nissen gives a vivid account of Harte's tumultuous life, from his birth in Albany, N.Y., in 1836 until his death in a sleepy English village in 1902." "Based on extensive new sources, Harte's latest biography focuses on Harte's love-hate relationship with Mark Twain and examines the homo-erotic element in his life and work. He also offers a satisfying account of why Harte became so famous in his own time and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Bret Harte; Bret Harte; Bret Harte; Bret Harte
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Axel Nissen
ISBN: 1578062535 9781578062539
OCLC Number: 42428833
Description: xxiii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Going to Meet America --
A Perfect Furore --
The Shadow of the Temple (1836-1854) --
Over the Trackless Past (1854-1860) --
Waiting for His Chance (1860-1868) --
The Rise of Bret Harte (1868-1871) --
Age of Innocence (1871-1875) --
"How am I to live?" (1875-1878) --
The Cherished Exile --
The Vanishing Consul (1878-1885) --
Lord of Romance (1885-1892) --
The Scent of Heliotrope (1892-1898) --
No Time for Dying (1898-1902).
Responsibility: Axel Nissen.

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"Axel Nissen gives a vivid account of Harte's tumultuous life, from his birth in Albany, N.Y., in 1836 until his death in a sleepy English village in 1902." "Based on extensive new sources, Harte's latest biography focuses on Harte's love-hate relationship with Mark Twain and examines the homo-erotic element in his life and work. He also offers a satisfying account of why Harte became so famous in his own time and why in ours he has suffered a decline."--Jacket.

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