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(Francis) Bret
[bret] /brɛt/ (Show IPA), 1839–1902, U.S. author, especially of short stories.
Historical Examples

While you have such a friend and monitor with you as Mr. Harte, I am sure you will.
The PG Edition of Chesterfield’s Letters to His Son The Earl of Chesterfield

Harte himself doubtless had additional reasons for writing it.
An Essay on Satire, Particularly on the Dunciad Walter Harte

So far in his writing career Harte & Perkins had been the heaviest purchasers of Edwards’ fiction.
The Fiction Factory John Milton Edwards

That, Harte hints, is the achievement of scribblers like Blackmore (p. 12).
An Essay on Satire, Particularly on the Dunciad Walter Harte

He tried to get a room in a peasants house for Mr. Harte and me.
Twenty Years in Europe Samuel H. M. Byers

As between Harte and Clemens, the whole matter was unfortunate.
Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete Albert Bigelow Paine

This letter gratified me, as I now looked forward to the pleasure of having Mr. Harte with us in Switzerland.
Twenty Years in Europe Samuel H. M. Byers

Edwards did not ask Jones to recommend him to Harte & Perkins.
The Fiction Factory John Milton Edwards

Harte’s sketches based on early experiences are interesting and amusing.
A Backward Glance at Eighty Charles A. Murdock

Nor, during this time, was he writing for Harte & Perkins exclusively.
The Fiction Factory John Milton Edwards

(Francis) Bret. 1836–1902, US poet and short-story writer, noted for his sketches of Californian gold miners, such as The Luck of Roaring Camp (1870)


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