The Complete Works of Washington Irving

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This unique and meticulously edited collection of Washington Irving's greatest works includes: INTRODUCTION SPEECH: NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 18, 1842 by Charles Dickens_x000D_ COLLECTIONS OF SHORT STORIES:_x000D_ THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, GENT._x000D_ Rip Van Winkle_x000D_ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow_x000D_ Old Christmas_x000D_ Roscoe_x000D_ The Wife_x000D_ TALES OF A TRAVELLER_x000D_ Strange Stories by a Nervous Gentleman_x000D_ Buckthorne and His Friends_x000D_ The Italian Banditti_x000D_ The Money Diggers_x000D_ BRACEBRIDGE HALL_x000D_ The Busy Man_x000D_ The Widow_x000D_ The Lovers_x000D_ Family Reliques_x000D_ An Old Soldier_x000D_ WOLFERT'S ROOST AND MISCELLANIES_x000D_ THE CRAYON PAPERS_x000D_ TRAVEL SKETCHES AND MEMOIRS:_x000D_ TALES OF THE ALHAMBRA_x000D_ ABBOTSFORD AND NEWSTEAD ABBY_x000D_ A TOUR ON THE PRAIRIES_x000D_ SATIRICAL WORKS:_x000D_ KNICKERBOCKER'S HISTORY OF NEW YORK_x000D_ LETTERS OF JONATHAN OLDSTYLE, GENT._x000D_ HISTORICAL WORKS:_x000D_ THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN BONNEVILLE_x000D_ ASTORIA_x000D_ CHRONICLE OF THE CONQUEST OF GRANADA_x000D_ LIFE OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH_x000D_ LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON: VOLUME I_x000D_ THE STUDENT'S LIFE OF WASHINGTON_x000D_ DRAMAS:_x000D_ THE WILD HUNTSMAN_x000D_ ABU HASSAN_x000D_ POEMS:_x000D_ ECHO AND SILENCE_x000D_ ON PASSAIC FALLS_x000D_ RHYMED ADDRESS_x000D_ THE DULL LECTURE_x000D_ TO MISS EMILY FOSTER ON HER BIRTHDAY_x000D_ SONG_x000D_ THE LAY OF THE SUNNYSIDE DUCKS_x000D_ SIGNS OF THE TIMES_x000D_ WRITTEN IN THE DEEP DENE ALBUM_x000D_ EXTRACTS FROM ABU HASSAN_x000D_ SONG FROM THE WILD HUNTSMAN_x000D_ CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN WASHINGTON IRVING AND EDGAR ALLAN POE_x000D_ BIOGRAPHY:_x000D_ WASHINGTON IRVING by Charles Dudley Warner Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the 19th century. He is best known for his short stories Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington and Oliver Goldsmith, and several histories of 15th-century Spain, dealing with subjects such as the Moors and the Alhambra.


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Washington Irving (1783–1859) stands as an essential figure in early American literature, often deemed the first genuine American man of letters. Irving's contributions extend beyond his pioneer status; his style and thematic interests have rendered him a cornerstone of American Romanticism. His works are noted for their imaginative quality, satirical wit, and often patriotic narratives, embracing the rich tapestry of a young American culture. Perhaps Irving's most enduring creations include the legendary characters of Rip Van Winkle and Ichabod Crane, from 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow', which firmly embedded themselves in American folklore. The Complete Works of Washington Irving pave a comprehensive path through his literary journey, encompassing not only his fictional tales but also his historical research, biographies, and extensive travel writings. Irving's prose embodies a lyrical and almost poetic rhythm, reflecting influences from European Romantic literature, which he adeptly infused with local color and American themes. Through a sustained analysis of his Complete Works, scholars trace the evolution of Irving's craft, laying bare his progression toward a distinctly American literary voice. His exploration of history in 'The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus' and his biographical exposition on George Washington in 'The Life of George Washington' reflect his deeper engagement with shaping the American historical narrative. Irving's legacy lies in his capacity to capture and contribute to the cultural identity of his still young and developing nation.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 3500 Seiten

Größe: 21,2 MB

ISBN: 8596547005025

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