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Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American short story writer, essayist , biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories " Rip Van Winkle " (1819) and " The Legend of Sleepy Hollow " (1820), both of which appear in his collection, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of Oliver Goldsmith , Muhammad , and George Washington , as well as several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Alhambra , Christopher Columbus , and the Moors . Irving served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846.

He made his literary debut in 1802 with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle , written under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle . After moving to England for the family business in 1815, he achieved international fame with the publication of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. , serialized from 1819–20. He continued to publish regularly—and almost always successfully—throughout his life, and just eight months before his death (at age 76, in Tarrytown, New York ), completed a five-volume biography of George Washington.

Irving, along with James Fenimore Cooper , was among the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe, and Irving encouraged American authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Herman Melville , and Edgar Allan Poe . Irving was also admired by some European writers, including Lord Byron , Thomas Campbell , Charles Dickens , Francis Jeffrey , and Walter Scott . Also, as the United States' first internationally best-selling author, Irving advocated for writing as a legitimate profession and argued for stronger laws to protect American writers from copyright infringement .

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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., commonly referred to as The Sketch Book , ... Irving added two new stories to The Sketch Book …

The format of Bracebridge was similar to that of The Sketch Book , ... Washington Irving arrived in New York, after seventeen years abroad, on May 21, 1832.

Washington Irving, one of the first Americans to achieve international recognition as an author, was born in New York City in 1783. His A History of New York ...

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American short story writer, essayist , biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories " Rip Van Winkle " (1819) and " The Legend of Sleepy Hollow " (1820), both of which appear in his collection, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of Oliver Goldsmith , Muhammad , and George Washington , as well as several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Alhambra , Christopher Columbus , and the Moors . Irving served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846.

He made his literary debut in 1802 with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle , written under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle . After moving to England for the family business in 1815, he achieved international fame with the publication of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. , serialized from 1819–20. He continued to publish regularly—and almost always successfully—throughout his life, and just eight months before his death (at age 76, in Tarrytown, New York ), completed a five-volume biography of George Washington.

Irving, along with James Fenimore Cooper , was among the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe, and Irving encouraged American authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Herman Melville , and Edgar Allan Poe . Irving was also admired by some European writers, including Lord Byron , Thomas Campbell , Charles Dickens , Francis Jeffrey , and Walter Scott . Also, as the United States' first internationally best-selling author, Irving advocated for writing as a legitimate profession and argued for stronger laws to protect American writers from copyright infringement .

Kathleen Pew, Monroe Bridge Books, P. O. Box 306, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 U.S.A. Email: [email protected] (413) 743-2131 Please e-mail or call to reserve a book. We accept checks and money orders at the shop. Your visa card can be used when ordering via Abebooks. Shipping costs may increase with oversized items. Mass residents please add 6.25% sales tax. Special shipping requests will be billed at actual or estimated cost. All books are carefully packed.
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***Prompt, friendly service, with all books carefully packed.*** Orders shipped
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Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books, SNEAB Member
Address: Shelburne Falls, MA, U.S.A.
AbeBooks Bookseller Since: November 8, 2000

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American short story writer, essayist , biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories " Rip Van Winkle " (1819) and " The Legend of Sleepy Hollow " (1820), both of which appear in his collection, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of Oliver Goldsmith , Muhammad , and George Washington , as well as several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Alhambra , Christopher Columbus , and the Moors . Irving served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846.

He made his literary debut in 1802 with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle , written under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle . After moving to England for the family business in 1815, he achieved international fame with the publication of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. , serialized from 1819–20. He continued to publish regularly—and almost always successfully—throughout his life, and just eight months before his death (at age 76, in Tarrytown, New York ), completed a five-volume biography of George Washington.

Irving, along with James Fenimore Cooper , was among the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe, and Irving encouraged American authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Herman Melville , and Edgar Allan Poe . Irving was also admired by some European writers, including Lord Byron , Thomas Campbell , Charles Dickens , Francis Jeffrey , and Walter Scott . Also, as the United States' first internationally best-selling author, Irving advocated for writing as a legitimate profession and argued for stronger laws to protect American writers from copyright infringement .

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American short story writer, essayist , biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories " Rip Van Winkle " (1819) and " The Legend of Sleepy Hollow " (1820), both of which appear in his collection, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of Oliver Goldsmith , Muhammad , and George Washington , as well as several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Alhambra , Christopher Columbus , and the Moors . Irving served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846.

He made his literary debut in 1802 with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle , written under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle . After moving to England for the family business in 1815, he achieved international fame with the publication of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. , serialized from 1819–20. He continued to publish regularly—and almost always successfully—throughout his life, and just eight months before his death (at age 76, in Tarrytown, New York ), completed a five-volume biography of George Washington.

Irving, along with James Fenimore Cooper , was among the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe, and Irving encouraged American authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Herman Melville , and Edgar Allan Poe . Irving was also admired by some European writers, including Lord Byron , Thomas Campbell , Charles Dickens , Francis Jeffrey , and Walter Scott . Also, as the United States' first internationally best-selling author, Irving advocated for writing as a legitimate profession and argued for stronger laws to protect American writers from copyright infringement .

Kathleen Pew, Monroe Bridge Books, P. O. Box 306, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 U.S.A. Email: [email protected] (413) 743-2131 Please e-mail or call to reserve a book. We accept checks and money orders at the shop. Your visa card can be used when ordering via Abebooks. Shipping costs may increase with oversized items. Mass residents please add 6.25% sales tax. Special shipping requests will be billed at actual or estimated cost. All books are carefully packed.
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***Prompt, friendly service, with all books carefully packed.*** Orders shipped
within 24 hours. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If
your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra
shipping is required. All orders shipped via the United States Postal Service.
We will be happy to quote on International shipping rates.

Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books, SNEAB Member
Address: Shelburne Falls, MA, U.S.A.
AbeBooks Bookseller Since: November 8, 2000

The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., commonly referred to as The Sketch Book , ... Irving added two new stories to The Sketch Book …

The format of Bracebridge was similar to that of The Sketch Book , ... Washington Irving arrived in New York, after seventeen years abroad, on May 21, 1832.

Washington Irving, one of the first Americans to achieve international recognition as an author, was born in New York City in 1783. His A History of New York ...

The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. , commonly referred to as The Sketch Book , is a collection of 34 essays and short stories written by the American author Washington Irving . It was published serially throughout 1819 and 1820. The collection includes two of Irving's best-known stories, attributed to the fictional Dutch historian Diedrich Knickerbocker : " The Legend of Sleepy Hollow " and " Rip Van Winkle ". It also marks Irving's first use of the pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon, which he would continue to employ throughout his literary career.

The Sketch Book , along with James Fenimore Cooper 's Leatherstocking Tales , was among first widely read works of American literature in Britain and Europe. It also helped advance the reputation of American writers with an international audience. [ citation needed ]

Apart from " Rip Van Winkle " and " The Legend of Sleepy Hollow " — the pieces which made both Irving and The Sketch Book famous — the collection of tales includes "Roscoe", "The Broken Heart", "The Art of Book-making", "A Royal Poet", "The Spectre Bridegroom", "Westminster Abbey", "Little Britain", and "John Bull". Irving's stories were highly influenced by German folktales ; [1] "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was inspired by a folktale recorded by Karl Musäus .


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