Knickerbocker's History of New York

Knickerbocker's History of New York

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by Washington Irving
     
 

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According to Wikipedia: "Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He was best known for his short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle", both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include

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According to Wikipedia: "Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He was best known for his short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle", both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors, and the Alhambra. Irving also served as the U.S. minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846. He made his literary debut in 1802 with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle, written under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle. After moving to England for the family business in 1815, he achieved international fame with the publication of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. in 1819. He continued to publish regularly—and almost always successfully—throughout his life, and completed a five-volume biography of George Washington just eight months before his death, at age 76, in Tarrytown, New York."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000768235
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,016,445
File size:
776 KB

Meet the Author

Using the pseudonym "Diedrich Knickerbocker," Washington Irving (1783-1859) published this satire at the start of a career that would produce such classics as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. When the twenty-six-year-old lawyer published this humorous blend of history and fantasy, it immediately established his reputation as an American literary celebrity.

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