1896. With Illustrations. 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. The volume is divided into six parts: National; Spanish Idyls and Legends; In Dialect; Miscellaneous; Parodies; and Little Posterity. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.