A Knickerbocker's History of New York

A Knickerbocker's History of New York

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by Washington Irving
     
 

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One of the first important works of American comic literature, this satirical history of New York was initially published to popular acclaim in 1809. Spanning the creation of the world to the end of the "Dutch Dynasty," this humorous history examines the discovery of New York, the first settlements of the Dutch, the reign of Peter Stuyvesant, and the gallant

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One of the first important works of American comic literature, this satirical history of New York was initially published to popular acclaim in 1809. Spanning the creation of the world to the end of the "Dutch Dynasty," this humorous history examines the discovery of New York, the first settlements of the Dutch, the reign of Peter Stuyvesant, and the gallant achievements of Peter the Headstrong, among many other real and imagined moments in the history of this essential American city.

This single-volume reissue marks the 200th anniversary of the original publication of Washington Irving's classic. This book-Irving's first-provides an acute examination of New York's customs, policies, and politics and is every bit as salient, biting, and laughable as it was to its original early-nineteenth-century audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565549456
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/31/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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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