The Writings of Bret Harte
With Condensed Novels, Spanish And American Legends, And Earlier Papers
With An Introduction By The Author
In 1882, it was felt to be desirable that Mr. Harte’s scattered work should be brought together in convenient form, and the result was a compact edition of five volumes. After that date, as before, he continued to produce poems, tales, sketches, and romances in steady succession, and in 1897 his publishers undertook a uniform and orderly presentation of the results of more than thirty years of his literary activity. The fourteen volumes that embodied those results were enriched by Introductions and a Glossary prepared by Mr. Harte himself.
The present Riverside Edition is based on the collection made in 1897, but is enlarged by the inclusion of later work.
Boston, 4 Park Street, Autumn, 1902.