Good Literature; A Literary Eclectic Weekly Volume 2

Good Literature; A Literary Eclectic Weekly Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...times of the war of secession he served on the frontier, and later on was appointed secretary of the mint. His military career, though brief, was eminently successful. Among us he is deservedly liked and admired, and receives the same cordial reception in the circles where his literary and conversational powers are appreciated, as from those who in barrack or garrison hail him as a fellow soldier. For a time he was consul for the United States at Crefeld, near Dusseldorf; he was not very long ago transferred in the same capacity to Glasgow, leaving many regrets and many friends behind him. There is little doubt, however, that he must soon be called to fill a more important post. In this short notice we do not dwell on facts so universally known as his busy editorship of the Overland Monthly, and Professorship of Belles Lettres afe the University of California. It seems almost presumptuous to give pre-eminence to any particular selection from among Bret Harte's works; still, we own to a preference for some of the shorter sketcnes and minor poems. Among the latter there are a few lines called "What the Wolf really said to Little Red Riding Hood," which are unrivaled for grace, simplicity, and delicacy of intention. It seems barely credible that the pen which wrote "Relieving Guard," "What the Bullet Sang," "Fate," with their stern, forcible, dramatic depth, could change to such idyllic tenderness. "The Luck of Roaring Camp" is commonly called the most-peffeot of all the Californian tales. It truly deserves its world-wide popularity, but we confess to a partiality for two others equally rich in pathos, feeling, and humor, and which possess a strangely captivating charm: "Tennessee's...show more

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  • Paperback | 498 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 880g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503104
  • 9781236503107