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A Deeper Wild


by William L. Sullivan


Published by the Navillus Press

Smashwords edition

Copyright 2011 William L. Sullivan


A rollicking ssaga of the Oregon frontier, A Deeper Wild tracks the remarkable adventures and conflicting loves of Joaquin Miller as he galloped to world-wide fame as the “Poet of the Sierras.”


Praise for William L. Sullivan:

“An endearing, engageing writer . . . [Sullivan’s work has] the energy, the wonder, and sometimes the humor of Mark Twain’s Roughing It.

-- The New York Times


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Introduction


Joaquin Miller, the American West’s first world-renowned writer, galloped to fame in the England of 1872 as the swashbuckling “Poet of the Sierras.”

Miller set the London literary scene on its ear by appearing for poetry readings outfitted with a sombrero and spurs, howling like a coyote. He amazed Browning and Tennyson with tales of dusky Indian maidens and lassoed bears. He was introduced to Queen Victoria as the frontier’s greatest writer of all time. His success set the stage for Mark Twain, Bret Harte, and others to try their literary luck abroad—and inspired Buffalo Bill Cody to capitalize on the public’s hunger for flamboyant frontiersmen.

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