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Her Letter His Answer & Her Last Letter   By: (1836-1902)

Her Letter His Answer & Her Last Letter by Bret Harte

Her Letter, His Answer & Her Last Letter by Bret Harte is a captivating collection of three short stories that explore themes of love, misunderstanding, and sacrifice. Set against the backdrop of the American West during the 19th century, these stories take readers on a heartfelt journey through the joys and sorrows of human relationships.

The first story, "Her Letter," introduces us to a young woman named Clara who falls deeply in love with Peyton, a charismatic gambler. Through a series of letters, we witness Clara's longing and affection for Peyton, only to be met with disappointment and heartache. The author beautifully portrays the complexities of love as Clara navigates her emotions, ultimately leading to an unexpected twist of fate.

In "His Answer," the second story, we delve into the mind of Peyton as he responds to Clara's heartfelt letter. Harte masterfully captures the internal struggle faced by Peyton as he grapples with his own feelings and the consequences of his actions. Through his eloquent prose, the author delves into the depths of human emotions, showcasing the complexity of relationships and the choices we make for love.

Lastly, "Her Last Letter" concludes the collection with a poignant tale of lost love and sacrifice. Here, Harte explores the theme of redemption as Clara's life takes an unexpected turn, and she finds solace in pouring her heart out one final time. In this story, the author showcases his skill for creating realistic and relatable characters, allowing readers to empathize with Clara's plight and the heartbreaking decisions she must face.

Bret Harte's writing style is truly captivating, with vivid descriptions that transport readers to the rugged landscapes of the American West. His ability to weave intricate narratives around themes of love, longing, and human flaws contributes to the timeless appeal of these stories. The emotions evoked in each letter resonate deeply, leaving a lasting impact on readers' hearts.

Overall, Her Letter, His Answer & Her Last Letter is a compelling collection that delves into the complexities of human relationships. Through Harte's exceptional storytelling, readers are reminded of the power of love, the consequences of our choices, and the enduring nature of the written word. As each story unfolds, it becomes apparent that these letters reveal more than just the characters' hopes and desires; they uncover the universal truths that connect us all.

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I'm sitting alone by the fire, Dressed just as I came from the dance ]

HER LETTER

His Answer & Her Last Letter

By BRET HARTE

Pictured by ARTHUR I KELLER

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Boston & New York. HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & COMPANY THE RIVERSIDE PRESS, CAMBRIDGE. 1905

COPYRIGHT 1870 BY FIELDS, OSGOOD & CO. COPYRIGHT 1871 BY JAMES R. OSGOOD & CO. COPYRIGHT 1898 AND 1899 BY BRET HARTE. COPYRIGHT 1905 BY HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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PUBLISHERS' NOTE

The first two of the poems here printed have long been popular favorites, but the third was not written till near the end of Mr. Harte's life. It rounds out the romance with such completeness and charm that it is peculiarly fitting that the poems should be grouped, and issued in a form worthy of their own excellence. The coöperation of Mr. Keller was secured for making the illustrations, not only on account of his recognized ability as an artist, but also because of his admiration for Mr. Harte's writings and his previous success in illustrating several of the stories.

Boston, 4 Park St., October, 1905... Continue reading book >>




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