Tales of the Alhambra

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Tales of the Alhambra is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington Irving
The book combines description, myth and narrations of the Spanish palace's towers and history up its destruction by the French in 1812, and the further damage caused by an earthquake in 1821.
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Overview

Tales of the Alhambra is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington Irving
The book combines description, myth and narrations of the Spanish palace's towers and history up its destruction by the French in 1812, and the further damage caused by an earthquake in 1821.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781434440112
  • Publisher: Wildside Press
  • Publication date: 8/31/2012
  • Pages: 388
  • Sales rank: 1,448,635
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.86 (d)

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Washington Irving (1783–1859) was an American author, short story writer, essayist, poet, travel book writer, biographer, and columnist. He is best known for writing the stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."

Kevin Foley has over thirty years' experience in radio and television broadcasting, commercial voice-overs, and audiobook narration. He has recorded over 150 audiobooks, and he won an Earphones Award from AudioFile magazine for his narration of Cognitive Surplus by Clay Shirky.

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  • Posted December 30, 2009

    Cheaply made!!!

    I was very disappointed with this book. The picture provided is exactly what you get...very simple...not a single picture of the Alhambra. It is poorly made. I just read the first two chapters, and it had a lot of typos. Also, the chapters were not clearly demarcated. I bought the same book from Thrift Books for a penny plus shipping, and it did not have any typos; the chapters were clearly demarcated; it had numerous pictures of the Alhambra. Although it had normal wear and tear, it was a charming book. I focus on the appearance b/c I had bought the "new" book as a Christmas gift for a friend I went to Spain with.
    The only positive thing about the new book was that it had larger type.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2012

    Washington Irving shares a Spanish adventure

    This is a long book - over 700 pages, but it is engaging and very descriptive of the Spanish icon in Granada. Now I am looking forward to visiting it.

    Washington Irving has a loquacious, almost flowery style of writing where he puts in the minutest details. Because he writes from another century and country, he sometimes uses words uncommon to twenty-first century readers. He gives us the feel of the Spanish character, the architecture, the geography, and the history of the Alhambra. He tells legends and tales of when the Moors reigned in Granada. This American author actually lived there for a few months so he takes us on the journey with him.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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