Tales Of The Alhambra: A Short Story Collection, Fiction and Literature, History Classic By Washinton Irving!

Tales Of The Alhambra: A Short Story Collection, Fiction and Literature, History Classic By Washinton Irving!

by Washington Irving
     
 

Rough draughts of some of the following tales and essays were actually written during a residence in the Alhambra; others were subsequently added, founded on notes and observations made there. Care was taken to maintain local coloring and verisimilitude; so that the whole might present a faithful and living picture of that microcosm, that singular little world into…  See more details below

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Rough draughts of some of the following tales and essays were actually written during a residence in the Alhambra; others were subsequently added, founded on notes and observations made there. Care was taken to maintain local coloring and verisimilitude; so that the whole might present a faithful and living picture of that microcosm, that singular little world into which I had been fortuitously thrown; and about which the external world had a very imperfect idea. It was my endeavor scrupulously to depict its half Spanish, half Oriental character; its mixture of the heroic, the poetic, and the grotesque; to revive the traces of grace and beauty fast fading from its walls; to record the regal and chivalrous traditions concerning those who once trod its courts; and the whimsical and superstitious legends of the motley race now burrowing among its ruins.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013982871
Publisher:
BDP
Publication date:
02/23/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,087,312
File size:
315 KB

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