Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey

Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey Washington Irving April November was an American author of the early th century Best known for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip van Winkle both of which appear

  • Title: Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey
  • Author: Washington Irving
  • ISBN: 9781406815207
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback
  • Washington Irving April 3, 1783 November 28, 1859 was an American author of the early 19th century Best known for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip van Winkle both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon , he was also a prolific essayist, biographer and historian Irving and James Feni Cooper were the first American writWashington Irving April 3, 1783 November 28, 1859 was an American author of the early 19th century Best known for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip van Winkle both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon , he was also a prolific essayist, biographer and historian Irving and James Feni Cooper were the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe, and Irving is said to have encouraged authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edgar Allan Poe Irving was also the U.S minister to Spain 1842 1846.

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    1. Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century He began his literary career at the age of nineteen by writing newspaper articles under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle In 1809, he published The History of New York under his most well known public persona, Diedrich Knickerbocker Irving is best known for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent which he published in 1819 Irving s historical works include a five volume biography of George Washington after whom he was named as well as biographies of Oliver Goldsmith, Muhammad, and several histories of 15th century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors, and the Alhambra Irving felt a strong connection to Spain and was appointed by President John Tyler to serve as the first Spanish speaking U.S minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846.

    2. A beautiful description of the homes of Sir Walter Scott and of Lord Byron. Stories about the local culture and environment are interspersed with bits of poetry. Recommended to anyone interested in the history of either of these men.

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