Stories And Poems And Other Uncollected Writings (volume 20)

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byBret Harte

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... STORIES AND POEMS MY METAMORPHOSIS1 (Bret Harte's First Story) When I left the Academy of the Reverend Mr. Blatherskite, after four years' board and educational experience, it was with a profound confidence in hooks and a supreme contempt for the world -- in which cosmogony I included all kinds of practical institutions. With a strong poetical imagination, a memory saturated with fictitious narrative, and a sensitive temperament full of salient angles not yet rubbed off by contact with society, I easily glided into the following adventure. The great vagabond principle peculiar to such temperaments led me to wander. A love for the beautiful made me an artist. A small patrimony sufficed my wants; and so, one day, I found myself loitering, pencil and sketch book in hand, in one of the pleasantest midland counties in England. Near the village where I tarried, a noble estate spread over the country. All that the refined taste of a great family -- whose wealth was incalculable -- had gathered in successive generations, lay in that ancestral park. The same liberal spirit which had adorned it, opened its gates to the curious stranger; and here it was that I picked up many a woodland sketch, a study, a suggestive grouping of light and shadow, which you may see in those two pictures numbered in the catalogue of the Academy of Design respectively as Nos. 190006 and 190007, and to which the "Art l Golden Era, April &, 1850,' Journal" so favorably alluded as " the happiest pre-Kaphaelite effort of the gifted Van Daub." One July afternoon, -- the air had that quivering intensity of heat, which I think is as palpable to sight as feeling,-- after a quiet stroll in the park, I reached the margin of a sylvan lake. A lawn, girdled by oaks and beeches, sloped toward it in a semicir...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... STORIES AND POEMS MY METAMORPHOSIS1 (Bret Harte's First Story) When I left the Academy of the Reverend Mr. Blatherskite, after four y...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217055036

ISBN - 13:9780217055031

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