LETTERS OF JONATHAN OLDSTYLE, GENT. (Complete Edition): Humorous Essays on the Fashions of the Time and the New York Theater Scene

LETTERS OF JONATHAN OLDSTYLE, GENT. (Complete Edition): Humorous Essays on the Fashions of the Time and the New York Theater Scene

by Washington Irving

NOOK Book(eBook)

$0.99

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now
LEND ME® See Details

Overview

The Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent. (1802) is a collection of nine observational letters written by American writer Washington Irving under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle. The letters lampoon marriage, manners, dress and culture of early 19th century New York. They are Irving's début in print. Jonathan Oldstyle is the first of many pseudonyms under which Irving wrote during his career and it stands out as a descriptive name for the character of the narrator - an aging bachelor who observes with astonishment the newfangled impulses of youth. The Oldstyle letters were well received in New York and despite the use of the pseudonym, Irving's identity as Oldstyle was not a secret. The public enjoyed them, but Irving would always look back on the letters as "crude and boyish". Washington Irving (1783–1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington and Oliver Goldsmith, and several histories of 15th-century Spain, dealing with subjects such as the Moors and the Alhambra. Irving served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788027235506
Publisher: Musaicum Books
Publication date: 12/06/2017
Sold by: Bookwire
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 911,623
File size: 358 KB

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews