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John Harris (1820 - 1884) was a Cornish poet.

Harris was born and raised in a two-bedroom cottage on the slopes of Bolenowe Carn, a small village near Camborne, Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. At age twelve, he was sent to work at Dolcoath mine where he combined a life of painful labour with the production of poetry celebrating his native landscape around Carn Brea and the scenic splendours of Land's End and the Lizard. He could not afford pen and paper, so instead he improvised and used blackberry juice for ink and grocery bags for paper.

In the 1840s, he married Jane Rule, with whom he had four children: two sons and two daughters. When his second-born daughter, Lucretia, died during Christmas 1855, he produced a moving eulogy. After this a friend found him a more congenial occupation as a Bible-reader or travelling comforter at Falmouth, where he spent the second half of his life. During this period he produced his most important work, the loco-descriptive poem A Story of Carn Brea (1863). He died in 1884 having requested that he should be buried at Treslothan Chapel, near the village of Troon.

There has been some revival of interest in his work, and recently, the book The Cornish Poet was brought out by the John Harris Society, containing his collected works.

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Total Books: 569
323 Days
2019 - 323 Days (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781633372214
ISBN-10: 1633372219
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Parenting & Relationships
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Trading Teams A Jock Nerd Romance
2018 - Trading Teams a Jock Nerd Romance (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781726603263
ISBN-10: 1726603261
Genre: Romance
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Moon Gardening Ancient and Natural Ways to Grow Healthier Tastier Food
How to be Good The Possibility of Moral Enhancement
2016 - How to Be Good the Possibility of Moral Enhancement (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780198707592
ISBN-10: 0198707592
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Covenant with Death
2015 - Covenant with Death (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780751557121
ISBN-10: 0751557129
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Art of John Harris
2014 - The Art of John Harris (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781781168424
ISBN-10: 1781168423
Genres: Arts & Photography, Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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Rudolf Hess The Last Word A New Technical Analysis of the Hess Flight May 1941
Sherlocke Wilson's Band of Brothers
2013 - Sherlocke Wilson's Band of Brothers (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781493592296
ISBN-10: 1493592297
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care
2013 - A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care [Oxford Paperback Reference] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780199543052
ISBN-10: 0199543054
Genre: Reference
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Superhuman Exploring Human Enhancement from 600 BCE to 2050
2012 - Superhuman Exploring Human Enhancement From 600 Bce to 2050 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780957028524
ISBN-10: 0957028520
Genres: Arts & Photography, Science & Math
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The Elephant from Baghdad
2012 - The Elephant From Baghdad (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780761461111
ISBN-10: 0761461116
Genre: Children's Books
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Jingle Bells How the Holiday Classic Came to Be
2011 - Jingle Bells How the Holiday Classic Came to Be (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781561455904
ISBN-10: 1561455903
Genre: Children's Books
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My Monster Notebook
2011 - My Monster Notebook (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780500515709
ISBN-10: 0500515700
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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MCAA Young Voices
2011 - Mcaa Young Voices [Volume 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781461091554
ISBN-10: 1461091551
Genre: Reference
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Combinatorics and Graph Theory
2010 - Combinatorics and Graph Theory [Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781441927231
ISBN-10: 1441927239
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Enhancing Evolution The Ethical Case for Making Better People
2010 - Enhancing Evolution the Ethical Case for Making Better People [New in Paper - Science Essentials] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780691148168
ISBN-10: 0691148163
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation, Medical Books
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Rugby Union and Globalization An Odd-Shaped World
2010 - Rugby Union and Globalization an Odd-shaped World [Global Culture and Sport] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780230229310
ISBN-10: 023022931X
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Politics & Social Sciences
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The Mountain Prophet The Mine And Other Poems
2010 - The Mountain Prophet the Mine and Other Poems [1860] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781165183838
ISBN-10: 1165183838
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Christian Church Constituted and Charged to Convey the Gospel to the World
2010 - Christian Church Constituted and Charged to Convey the Gospel to the World (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151050137
ISBN-10: 115105013X
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Rudolf Hess The British Illusion of Peace
2010 - Rudolf Hess the British Illusion of Peace (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781871468441
ISBN-10: 1871468442
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The Description and Use of the Globes and the Orrery To Which Is Prefixed by Way of Introduction a Brief Account of the Solar System
2010 - The Two Giants [1878] (Paperback)
2010 - Linto and Laneer [Verse] (Paperback)
2009 - Monro [and Other Pieces in Verse] (Paperback)
2009 - Zebulon (Paperback)
2009 - Mammon (Paperback)Paperback
2009 - Phonological Variation and Change Studies in Hiberno-english [Cambridge Studies in Linguistics] (Paperback)
2007 - Working with Older People [The Social Work Skills Series] (Hardcover)
2007 - Moving Rooms the Trade in Architectural Salvages [Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art] (Hardcover)
2006 - Pocket Adventures Bolivia [Pocket Adventures - Adventure Guide to Bolivia Pocket] (Paperback)
2005 - Pop-up Aesop [Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum] (Hardcover)
2004 - On Cloning [Thinking in Action] (Paperback)
2002 - The Social Work Business [State of Welfare] (Hardcover)
2001 - Getaway (Paperback)
2000 - Questions for New Higher Chemistry [Books for Scotland] (Paperback)
2000 - Lincolnshire [The Buildings of England] (Hardcover)
1999 - No Voice From the Hall [Isis Large Print Nonfiction] (Hardcover)
1998 - Clones Genes and Immortality Ethics and the Genetic Revolution [Life Sciences Miscellaneous Publications] (Paperback)
1998 - Clones Genes Immortality Ethics the Genetic Revolution [Life Sciences Miscellaneous Publications] (Other)
1997 - Tom Wayman [Canadian Author Studies series] (Paperback)
1993 - Introducing Writing [Penguin English S.] (Paperback)
1992 - George Bowering and His Works [Canadian Author Studies series] (Paperback)
1991 - Quantitative Decision Making [Understanding Business] (Paperback)
1987 - Thirty Days War [New Portway Large Print Books] (Hardcover)
1980 - The VIctors [Puffin Books] (Paperback)
1980 - The Fledglings [Puffin Books] (Paperback)
1979 - Vardy (Hardcover)
1977 - Professionals The [Puffin Books] (Paperback)
1971 - Matter of Luck [Gannet books] (Hardcover)
1970 - Sir William Chambers [Study in Architecture] (Hardcover)
1970 - Fights in the Air [Tricorne S] (Hardcover)
William Talman [Studies in Architecture] (Hardcover)
William Talman Maverick Architect [Genius of Architecture] (Paperback)
Sam and the Kite [Areil books] (Hardcover)
The Indian Mutiny [The British at war] (Hardcover)
Georgian Country Houses [R.I.B.A.Drawings] (Paperback)
Defenders of the Five Realms [A Gentle Tall Tale of Ages Past] (Paperback)