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THE COHERENT PLOT OF GABRIEL CONROY (V)

Bret Harte’s California, his regional mythmaking effort embodied in twenty volumes of collected works, also includes the tyranny of lynch ...

THE COHERENT PLOT OF GABRIEL CONROY (IV)

Book Fifth occasions the end of the novel. In the original American Publishing Company edition, it is the last “book” ...

THE COHERENT PLOT OF GABRIEL CONROY (III)

Stylistically, Harte’s description of the Spanish Quarter in San Francisco displays archetypal terminology. The changing “grade” refers to the original ...

THE COHERENT PLOT OF GABRIEL CONROY (II)

Here in Harte’s prologue, relating to the rest of the novel, nature provides not only a rescue but a doom ...

THE COHERENT PLOT OF GABRIEL CONROY (I)

This portion of the thesis discusses the skills and techniques Bret Harte uses to create a strong plot in Gabriel ...

THE CRITICAL RECEPTION OF GABRIEL CONROY (V)

One contemplates with wonder what the anonymous reviewer of the Saturday Review considers “ruffianly” about the fundamentally sympathetic qualities of ...

THE CRITICAL RECEPTION OF GABRIEL CONROY (IV)

Moreover, later biographers have almost all dismissed Gabriel Conroy as an abject failure. Even when generally praising Harte, the writer, ...

THE CRITICAL RECEPTION OF GABRIEL CONROY (III)

Unfortunately, most critics of Gabriel Conroy dismissed the novel outright, as O’Brien indicates while paraphrasing some. It should be noted, ...

THE CRITICAL RECEPTION OF GABRIEL CONROY (II)

Harte also wrote creatively and successfully in forms other than the short story. These non-short story works include several volumes ...

THE CRITICAL RECEPTION OF GABRIEL CONROY (I)

Bret Harte’s Gabriel Conroy, from a historical point of view, was, in fact, the first representative Californian novel. In Gabriel ...

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