This is a collection of tales of the California Gold Rush era by the Western author Bret Harte. It's a mix of local color, drama, and humor. Several film versions of "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" have been made, and John Payne and Ronald Reagan starred in an adaptation of "Tennessee's Partner" in 1955. The spaghetti Western Four of the Apocalypse is based on "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" and "The Luck of Roaring Camp". Stories included: "The Luck of Roaring Camp"
"Brown of Calavaras"
"The Right Eye of the Commander"
"The Idyll of Red Gulck"
"The Outcasts of Poker Flat"
"A Passage in the Life of Mr. John Oakhurst"
"The Poet of Sierra Flat"
"A Ghost of the Sierras"
(P)1984 Jimcin Recordings