Tales Of The Alhambra

Tales Of The Alhambra

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by Washington Irving
     
 

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Tales of the Alhambra is a collection of essays and stories by Washington Irving. Irving lived at the Alhambra Palace while writing some of the material for his book.

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Tales of the Alhambra is a collection of essays and stories by Washington Irving. Irving lived at the Alhambra Palace while writing some of the material for his book.

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ISBN-13:
9781449575236
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/23/2009
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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Tales of the Alhambra 2.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
AlegriaJU More than 1 year ago
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.
JimeMS More than 1 year ago
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.
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