Dickens in camp :
is the tribute Bret Harte paid to the memory of the great English novelist, and many people consider it the Californian's masterpiece in verse : springing from a deep admiration for the works of Dickens, which had exercised a profound influence over Bret Harte's childhood, it was written spontaneously, a few hours after the news of the death of Dickens had reached San Francisco : at the time when the whole English-speaking world was offering homage to the dead master, this short poem, so impassioned & sincere, came from far-off California, and by universal consent has been proclaimed the finest expression of feeling brought forth by an event that spread sadness over the earth.
|Main Author:||Harte, Bret, 1836-1902.|
San Francisco : John Henry Nash, 1923.
Dickens, Charles, /
Title page enclosed within single red rule; printer's device on title page; printed on laid paper with water mark of unicorn, fore and bottom edges deckled.
"... Printed by John Henry Nash as a gift to the Book Club of California from the manuscript now in the Bender collection at Mills College."
6 leaves :
ill., facsims. ;
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