The Journals of Washington Irving

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These journals, containing as they do a carefully detailed account of Irving's travels, experiences, and observations during the development and productive periods of his genius, may be regarded as having an important bearing upon American literature, entirely apart from their historic significance or their value as records of travel. That Irving was a draughtsman of some talent is proven by the facsimiles of his numerous sketches scatered throughout this work. This title is cited and recommended by Books for ...
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These journals, containing as they do a carefully detailed account of Irving's travels, experiences, and observations during the development and productive periods of his genius, may be regarded as having an important bearing upon American literature, entirely apart from their historic significance or their value as records of travel. That Irving was a draughtsman of some talent is proven by the facsimiles of his numerous sketches scatered throughout this work. This title is cited and recommended by Books for College Libraries; Bibliography of American Literature; Guide to the Study of the United States of America.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781429005746
  • Publisher: Applewood Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Series: Travel in America Series
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 1,415,847
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

Washington Irving Was born in New York City in 1783. He lived in the United States, England, and Spain (where he served as an American diplomatic attache). A prolific author, Irving wrote "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., Diedrich Knickerbocker's History of New York, The Alhambra, " and biographies of George Washington and Christopher Columbus, among other works. He is best remembered, however, for his two most famous stories, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle."

1862-1939

1878-1958

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