The outcasts of Poker Flat, and other tales. by Bret Harte

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Published by New American Library in [New York] .

Written in English

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Bibliography: p. [300]

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StatementWith an introd. by Wallace Stegner,
SeriesSignet classics
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 299 p.
Number of Pages299
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14411381M

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The Outcasts of Poker Flat and Other Tales book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This collection of 14 stories includes: T /5. Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Sell Us Your Books Best Books of the Month Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's BooksManufacturer: If his other books are equal in quality to this selection, Harte certainly deserves to be more widely read.

I remember that "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" was included in one of my high school literature and other tales. book, but I think that it was one that we did not read, probably because there is a 4/5(9).

The outcasts of poker flats was a slightly confusing story, the main character is Mr. Oakhurst. He meets other outcasts and then helps them build shelter in the storm. They try to serve and preserve their rations well. One of the characters, Mother Shipton, eventually gets very sick and gives her rations to Piney/5.

The Outcasts of Poker Flat and Other Tales - Bret Harte - E-book - BookBeat The story takes place in a Californian community known as Poker Flat, near the town of La Porte.

Poker Flat is, in the opinions of many, on a downward slope. The town has lost thousands of dollars, and has experienced a moral decline. The Outcasts of Poker Flat and Other Tales by Bret Harte avg rating — 31 ratings — published — 4 editions. About The Outcasts of Poker Flat The Outcasts of Poker Flat Summary Character List Glossary Themes Quotes and Analysis the First Half of the Story the Second Half of the Story Symbols, Allegory and Motifs Metaphors and Similes Irony Imagery Poker Flat: A Real Ghost Town Literary Elements Related Links Essay Questions Test Yourself.

Includes bibliographical references (page ) The right eye of the commander -- M'liss: an idyl of Red Mountain -- The luck of Roaring Camp -- The outcasts of Poker Flat -- Tennessee's partner -- The idyl of Red Gulch -- Brown of Calaveras -- Miggles -- How Santa Claus came to Simpson's bar -- Mrs.

Skagg's husbands -- Wan Lee, the Pagan -- A passage Pages: " The Outcasts of Poker Flat and Other Tales [Mass Market Paperback] [ ] Harte, Bret.

Release Date: " The Outcasts of Poker Flat " () is a short story written by author of the American West Bret Harte. An example of naturalism and local color of California during the first half of the nineteenth century, "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" was first published in January in the magazine Overland Monthly.

The Outcasts of Poker Flat is about a vigilante committee which sets out to save the town from its moral decline by rounding up "undesirables." It is one of Harte's best known stories about the West, first published in January in the magazine Overland Monthly/ Rate this book.

Clear rating. Bret Harte's Gold Rush: Outcasts of Poker Flat," "the Luck of Roaring Camp," "tennessee's Partner," and Other Favorites by. Bret Harte, The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales. avg rating — 76 ratings — 33 editions/5. The outcasts of Poker Flat, and other tales. [Bret Harte] -- Contains fourteen tales of Gold Rush California about gamblers, dance-hall girls, mining camp eccentrics and others.

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Contents: The right eye of the commander --M'liss: An idyl of red mountain --The luck of roaring camp --The outcasts of poker flat --Tennessee's partner --The idyl of red gulch --Brown of Calaveras --Miggles --How Santa Claus came to Simpson's bar --Mrs. Skaggs's husbands --Wan Lee, the pagan --A passage in.

Through the character of Piney Woods, “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” alludes to a book called Piney Woods Tavern; or Sam Slick in Texas (), written by a well-known humorist named Samuel Adams Hammett.

Hammett was known for his tall tales, many of which were set in Texas. I think the main message to readers from "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" is a message about not making initial, snap judgments of people based on is a.

Although both Harte’s popularity and critical admiration for his work have declined in subsequent years, “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” remains an important piece of American literature and one of the best tales of the rough-and-tumble days of the California Gold Rush.

In his use of the Western setting and local color, Harte proved to be a. The Outcasts of Poker Flat, short story by Bret Harte, first published in the magazine Overland Monthly in and later published in the collection The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Sketches ().

It has become a minor classic of American of the best examples of Harte’s local-colour fiction, this story about exiles from an California mining camp who.

Page 1 of 7. More Books. More by this Author. As Mr. John Oakhurst, gambler, stepped into the main street of Poker Flat on the morning of the 23d of November,he was conscious of a change in its moral atmosphere since the preceding night.

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A typical stoic cowboy figure, he is kind, cool-tempered and a believer in the capriciousness of luck. A prostitute who is exiled from Poker Flat. She is the drama queen of the group, prone. The Outcasts of Poker Flat and Other Stories by Bret Harte and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Outcasts of Poker Flat by Bret Harte.

The Outcasts of Poker Flat - The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales - Bret Harte, Book, etext was aware of the hesitation of his judges. He was too much of a gambler not to accept fate. With him life was at best an uncertain game, and he recognized the usual percentage in.

The The Outcasts of Poker Flat quotes below are all either spoken by Piney Woods or refer to Piney Woods. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:).

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Why is Poker Flat's governing group "after somebody". They are reacting illegally to loss of several thousand dollars, 2 valuable horses, and a prominent citizen. Why does Mr.

Oakhurst think that making camp on the way to Sandy Bar is a bad idea. Probably the best example of culture that I can think of in "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" is the cultural attitude expressed by the people of Poker Flat.

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