Knickerbocker's History of New York

Knickerbocker's History of New York

by Washington Irving
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Knickerbocker's History of New York by Washington Irving

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.

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ISBN-13: 9781491276327
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/04/2013
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About 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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