Knickerbocker's History of New York (1809) by: Washington Irving

Knickerbocker's History of New York (1809) by: Washington Irving

by Washington Irving


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Washington Irving,
an author, biographer, historian, and diplomat, completed his first major work, a satire of contemporary local history and politics entitled A History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, by Diedrich Knickerbocker in 1809. Prior to its publication, Irving started a promotional hoax (not unlike some modern-day publicity stunts?) by placing fake missing persons advertisements in local newspapers asking for help in locating Diedrich Knickerbocker. As a continuation of the hoax, Irving also published a notice purported to be written by the proprietor of the hotel where Knickbocker was staying, in which he threatened to publish a manuscript "left behind" by Knickerbocker if the hotel bill was not paid.

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ISBN-13: 9781542831956
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/30/2017
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.46(d)

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