The master storyteller of pioneering life in California, Bret Harte created a diverse body of works, achieving critical acclaim from both sides of the Atlantic. This comprehensive eBook presents Hartes complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Hartes life and works * ALL the novels and shorter fiction, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works such as GABRIEL CONROY are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * The scarce play SUE appears for the first time in digital publishing * Includes Hartes rare lectures, first time in digital print * Features Merwins celebrated biography - discover Hartes literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels GABRIEL CONROY THE CRUSADE OF THE EXCELSIOR The Shorter Fiction CONDENSED NOVELS THE LUCK OF ROARING CAMP OTHER STORIES AND SKETCHES THE LITTLE DRUMMER MRS. SKAGGS HUSBANDS AND OTHER STORIES TALES OF THE ARGONAUTS THANKFUL BLOSSOM THE STORY OF A MINE DRIFT FROM TWO SHORES THE TWINS OF TABLE MOUNTAIN FLIP AND FOUND AT BLAZING STAR IN THE CARQUINEZ WOODS ON THE FRONTIER BY SHORE AND SEDGE MARUJA THE QUEEN OF THE PIRATE ISLE SNOW-BOUND AT EAGLES DEVILS FORD A MILLIONAIRE OF ROUGH-AND-READY A PHYLLIS OF THE SIERRAS THE ARGONAUTS OF NORTH LIBERTY CRESSY THE HERITAGE OF DEDLOW MARSH A WARD OF THE GOLDEN GATE A WAIF OF THE PLAINS A SAPPHO OF THE GREEN SPRINGS A FIRST FAMILY OF TASAJARA COLONEL STARBOTTLES CLIENT SUSY: A STORY OF THE PLAINS SALLY DOWS A PROTÉGÉE OF JACK HAMLINS THE BELL-RINGER OF ANGELS CLARENCE IN A HOLLOW OF THE HILLS BARKERS LUCK AND OTHER STORIES THREE PARTNERS TALES OF TRAIL AND TOWN STORIES IN LIGHT AND SHADOW MR. JACK HAMLINS MEDITATION FROM SAND HILL TO PINE UNDER THE REDWOODS CONDENSED NOVELS SECOND SERIES: NEW BURLESQUES OPENINGS IN THE OLD TRAIL TRENTS TRUST AND OTHER STORIES URBAN SKETCHES THE STORY OF ENRIQUEZ SKETCHES OF THE SIXTIES UNCOLLECTED STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays TWO MEN OF SANDY BAR SUE The Poetry LIST OF POEMS LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Non-Fiction THE LECTURES OF BRET HARTE The Biography THE LIFE OF BRET HARTE by Henry Childs Merwin Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
Seminar paper from the year 2017 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1.3, Bielefeld University, language: English, abstract: The year 1987 - Ronald Reagan is president of the United States, Huey Lewis and Madonna dominate the charts, and the sleeves of salmon pink sport coats need to be rolled-up. The epicenter of fashion, beauty and power is situated in the financial sector, or more precisely, on Wall Street. To survive in this shark tank, you have to be a predator, and if anyone exemplifies this instinct, it is Patrick Bateman from Bret Easton Ellis novel American Psycho and Mary Harrons same-named movie adaptation, which I will mostly refer to. His life revolves around the accumulation of status symbols and the exploitation of other people with the goal of being part of Manhattans high society. Interestingly, the characteristics of this fictional character reflect a real-life historical figure, building a bridge between 1980s New York and the English court of the early 1800s. Ultimately, as this paper demonstrates, Patrick Bateman is a stylized version of George Beau Brummell, the father of dandyism. Both the dandys highly stylized, painstakingly constructed self (Garelick) and his concealed true self have much in common with the psychological profile of a modern psychopath. As such, Brummell provides the perfect model for the protagonist of American Psycho, who early in the film states, [t]here is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me. Only an entity, something illusory (Harron). The more disturbing ones dark inner personality, the more impenetrable the public image. Bateman is a master of sustaining such a façade, and so was Brummell.