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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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Published to popular acclaim in 1809, this satire, considered the first important contribution to American comic literature, was Washington Irving's first book. It begins by relating the creation and population of the world, including the discovery of what would become New York. It ends by recording the eventual fall of the Dutch dynasty.

Overview

Published to popular acclaim in 1809, this satire, considered the first important contribution to American comic literature, was Washington Irving's first book. It begins by relating the creation and population of the world, including the discovery of what would become New York. It ends by recording the eventual fall of the Dutch dynasty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565549463
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(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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