world of Washington Irving

by Van Wyck Brooks

Publisher: Dent in London

Written in English
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Edition Notes

First published New York: Dutton, 1944.

Statementby Van Wyck Brooks.
The Physical Object
Pagination[7], 387p.
Number of Pages387
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21834362M

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In , author Washington Irving where he wrote "A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty". Irving's book introduced the word "knickerbocker" to signify a New Yorker who could trace his or her ancestry to the original Dutch settlers. Mar 01,  · Many Americans know Washington Irving as the author of "the Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle". Few realize that he was also a world traveler, scholarly fluent in Arabic and Spanish and something of an Hispanophile, to the say least/5(5). Mar 06,  · Washington Irving. Who was that man? Find out just a handful of reasons why we should all have his name on our lips. 1. Washington Irving was named after the first official President of the United States of America. Born in in New York (the city that would loom large in . Washington Irving served in U.S. Embassy posts in England and Spain, and became America's first Spanish-speaking ambassador. While traveling in London, Irving was inspired to capture and write about the images of an "Olde English" Christmas celebration in his book, Bracebridge Hall.

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He is best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" () and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (), both of which appear in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Resting place: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, New York. Looking for books by Washington Irving. See all books authored by Washington Irving, including The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and more on The World of Washington Irving on *FREE* shipping on qualifying brightebook.icucturer: Dell Publishing.

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Read more. 4 people found this helpful/5(4). The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., commonly referred to as The Sketch Book, is a collection of 34 essays and short stories written by the American author Washington was published serially throughout and The collection includes two of Irving's best-known stories, attributed to the fictional Dutch historian Diedrich Knickerbocker: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and Author: Washington Irving.

Irving, Washington (03 April –28 November ), author, was born in New York City, the son of William Irving, a Scottish merchant, and his English wife, Sarah Sanders, who had emigrated to America in A middle-class family of very modest means, the Irvings gradually prospered in the economic expansion that followed the American Revolution.

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Learn more about Irving’s life and writing career in this article. Jan 30,  · Washington Irving (April 3, –November 28, ) was a writer, essayist, historian, biographer, and diplomat most famous for the short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."These works were both a part of "The Sketch Book," the collection of short stories that won him international recognition.

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The Sketch Book, short-story collection by Washington Irving, first published in –20 in seven separate parts. Most of the book’s odd pieces concern Irving’s impressions of England, but six chapters deal with American subjects. Of these the tales “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van.

Washington Irving, April 3, Washington Irving was born on April 3,He was an American Diplomat. Inhe published ‘A History of New-York from the Beginning of the world to the End of the Dutch Dynasty’ as his first book. He later served Analectic Magazine as an Editor.

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Washington Irving was born and raised in New York City, the youngest of eleven children of a prosperous merchant family.

Named after President George Washington (–), Irving was fascinated by the upper class of New York City and would often sneak out of. Washington Irving ( – ) was an American author, 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.

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Alexander Everett, Minister Plenipotentiary to Spain, had invited Irving to Madrid in the hopes that Irving would translate a recently published collection of documents on. May 17,  · The world of Washington Irving by Van Wyck Brooks,E. Dutton & co., inc. edition, Together, let's build an Open Library for the World.

Sponsor a Book. Edit. Last edited by Clean Up Bot. May 17, | History. 11 editions of The world of Washington Irving found in the by: Washington Irving was born on April 3, to William Irving Sr and Sarah in New York City.

He had eleven siblings out of which only eight survived to adulthood. He met his namesake, George Washington, at a very young age and captured the moment in a small painting which is present till date. John J. Miller is joined by Tracy Hoffman of Baylor University to discuss Washington Irving's 'The Sketch Book.'.“Rip Van Winkle” first appeared in Washington Irving’s collection of stories, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., published in The text and illustrations used in this ebook are from the revised edition of the Sketch Book, published in pages.

No dust jacket. Green cloth. Illustrated. Pages are moderately tanned and foxed throughout with thumb-marking present. Ink stains to pages Pencil inscriptions to front pastedown and endpaper. Heavier tanning to rear endpaper. Boards ha.