Bret Harte was a famous and highly paid author of the 1870s His narratives on

Bret harte was a famous and highly paid author of the

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Bret Harte was a famous and highly paid author of the 1870s. His narratives on life during the Californian Gold Rush period The Luck of Roaring Camp seized American’s imagination making him a superstar. Harte's archetypical "western" personalities –crooked prospectors, tough cowboys, cynical gamblers, and warm-hearted call girls – produced the mythology through which Americans understood the culture of the "Old West." The Luck of Roaring Camp is set in a struggling mining township located at the foot of California Mountains at the height of the gold rush ( Bateman 131). The camp suffers from countless incidents of bad
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Surname 3 luck and with just a single woman in the area, it appear as if the miners have no future. Their fortunes change when a baby boy is born – his birth brings change in the camp. The miners refine their behaviors and hope of becoming a thriving town. Regrettably, the dream is cut short by the death of Luck in a flood. Harte's story contributed to the genre of western fiction and development of regionalism. Merging realistic portrayals of California life with romantic plots, Harte’s formula enchanted 19th century audiences and modern American stories of the West. Ernest Hemmingway is a celebrated literary figure and is credited for influencing modern writers. His short, blunt, and straightforward writing style pervaded his stories and won over numerous admirers. The theme of war was common in his writings and his pacifist views served as an emblem of resistance, which influenced many authors. A Farewell to Arms is a tender and
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