William Dallam Armes.
Title The Real Partner of "Tennessee's Partner."
Book Condition Used: Very Good
Publisher San Francisco: The Bohemia Publishing Company, 1916
Inscription Signed by Author
Seller ID SGG313B-4
8vo. 8 3/4 x 6 inches.  pp. Text clean, unmarked, minor toning, staples rusted. Printed paper wrappers, stapled; edges toned, shelf wear especially to back cover, minor soiling. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR "To David McClure, with the compliments and regards of the writer, and the hope that he may find of interest this record of the experiences of another miner who was also a good fellow." Very Good. Reprinted from Bohemia Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 6. William Dallam Armes was a professor of literature at U.C. Berkeley. In this essay, Armes reveals the actual people behind one of Bret Harte's most famous stories, "Tennessee's Partner," and engages in a contemporary debate concerning Bret Harte's sincerity as a author. William Dallam Armes graduated from the University of California in 1882 and later joined the faculty, serving as Associate Professor of American Literature in the English Department. Armes was instrumental in the founding of the Sierra Club, and was described as a brilliant young local apostle of Oscar Wilde. When Wilde toured the Berkeley campus on March 30, 1882, Armes served as Wilde's host, and the two men dined in Armes' rented rooms in Oakland.
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