1896. Bret Harte's witty, sometimes heart-rending tales of frontier California earned him acclaim during the 1860s as the new prophet of American letters. His books, The Luck of Roaring Camp, The Outcasts of Poker Flat and M'liss, helped establish the foundations of western American fiction. Contents: Biographical Sketch of Bret Harte; Trent's Trust; Mr. MacGlowrie's Widow; A Ward of Colonel Starbottle's; Prosper's Old Mother; The Convalescence of Jack Hamlin; A Pupil of Chestnut Ridge; and Dick Boyle's Business Card. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.