The Alhambra (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): A Series of Tales and Sketches of the Moors and Spaniards

The Alhambra (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): A Series of Tales and Sketches of the Moors and Spaniards

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by Washington Irving
     
 
The celebrated American storyteller visited Granada’s medieval Moorish palace, the Alhambra, in 1828. He set up shop to mine the location for material, producing this hybrid of travelogue and legend. In addition to his impressions of Spain, Irving treats the reader to fantastic stories of imprisoned princes, ghosts, genies, and even a headless horse.


Overview

The celebrated American storyteller visited Granada’s medieval Moorish palace, the Alhambra, in 1828. He set up shop to mine the location for material, producing this hybrid of travelogue and legend. In addition to his impressions of Spain, Irving treats the reader to fantastic stories of imprisoned princes, ghosts, genies, and even a headless horse.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411456914
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
06/07/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
340
Sales rank:
300,718
File size:
439 KB

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Meet the Author

Washington Irving (1783-1859) has been called the first American man of letters.  His most famous stories are "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," classics of dark fantasy.  He also wrote histories and biographies, including a five-volume life of George Washington.

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The Alhambra: a series of tales and sketches of the Moors and Spaniards 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
jhawkdoc More than 1 year ago
The text is reproduced flawlessly with almost no typos. The book is an entertaining account of the time that Irving spent living in the Alhambra, that old "pile" as he calls it. The Alhambra is one of the true wonders of Spain and reading it around the time you visit it enhances that experience. No pictures, however.