Washington Irving: The Complete Travel Sketches and Memoirs Collection

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Sprache - Englisch

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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: SPEECH: NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 18, 1842 by Charles Dickens BIOGRAPHY OF WASHINGTON IRVING TALES OF THE ALHAMBRA ABBOTSFORD AND NEWSTEAD ABBY Abbotsford Newstead Abbey Arrival at the Abbey Abbey Garden Plough Monday Old Servants Superstitions of the Abbey Annesley Hall The Lake Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest Rook Cell Little White Lady A TOUR ON THE PRAIRIES TALES OF A TRAVELLER Part I: Strange Stories by a Nervous Gentleman The Great Unknown The Hunting Dinner The Adventure of My Uncle The Adventure of My Aunt The Bold Dragoon, or the Adventure of My Grandfather The Adventure of the German Student The Adventure of the Mysterious Picture The Adventure of the Mysterious Stranger The Story of the Young Italian Part II: Buckthorne and His Friends Literary Life A Literary Dinner The Club of Queer Fellows The Poor Devil Author Notoriety A Practical Philosopher Buckthorne, or the Young Man of Great Expectations Grave Reflections of a Disappointed Man The Booby Squire The Strolling Manager Part III: The Italian Banditti The Inn at Terracina The Adventure of the Little Antiquary The Belated Travellers The Adventure of the Popkins Family The Painter's Adventure The Story of the Bandit Chieftain The Story of the Young Robber The Adventure of the Englishman Part IV: The Money Diggers Hell Gate Kidd the PirateThe Devil and Tom Walker Wolfert Webber, or Golden Dreams The Adventure of the Black Fisherman... Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat.

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Washington Irving (1783–1859) stands prominently as one of the early figures in American literature. An essayist, biographer, and historian, Irving honed a distinctive style marked by wit, simplicity, and a capacity to breathe life into American and European themes with equal artistry. His 'The Complete Travel Sketches and Memoirs Collection' encapsulates his prowess in blending keen observation with engaging narrative, illustrating his travels and experiences with a literary flourish that was ahead of his time. Irving is perhaps best known for his short stories 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' and 'Rip Van Winkle,' both from his collection 'The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.' These works have cemented his reputation as a pioneer of American fiction and a master storyteller. Furthermore, his historical works, such as the 'Life of George Washington,' attest to his dedication to presenting the American past with both accuracy and imagination. Irving's influence extends beyond his written works; he served as a diplomatic figure in Spain, which further enriched his literary style with an international sensibility. His contributions to literature earned him the admiration of contemporaries and successors alike, and his legacy persists as a foundational figure in the shaping of American identity and literature.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 1230 Seiten

Größe: 1,4 MB

ISBN: 8596547756071