Francis Bret Harte (1836 – 1902) was a famous American author and poet mostly known for his short fiction stories about adventures of miners, gamblers, and other fine figures of the California Gold Rush. Bret Harte gained the name of the best storyteller of wild gold world of California. Almost all stories have a confusing plots, distinct characters regardless of indistinct and cryptic main characters' desires. Brilliant narration of frontier California earned him acclaim during the 1860s as the new prophet of American letters. Get acquainted with another collection of western American fiction.