Washington Irving’s lifelong interest in Spain—sparked by reading Don Quixote as a child—resulted in traveling and living in the country for a period of time. Irving wrote several books about Spain and the Moors, including this account of Spain’s conflict with the Moors—an engaging read for students of European history.
About 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. Irving is one of the first American authors to gain fame in Europe. He is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, New York.