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Bracebridge Hall ; Tales of a traveller ; The Alhambra

Author: Washington Irving
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Library of America : Distributed to the trade in the U.S. and Canada by Viking Press, [1991]
Series: The Library of America, 52.
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This second Library of America volume of Washington Irving brings together for the first time three collections of his stories and sketches. Bracebridge Hall (1822) was published under the pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon, and centers on an English manor, its inhabitants, and the tales they tell. Interspersed with witty, evocative sketches of country life among the English nobility is the well-known tale "The Stout  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859.
Bracebridge Hall ; Tales of a traveller ; The Alhambra.
New York, N.Y. : Library of America : Distributed to the trade in the U.S. and Canada by Viking Press, [1991]
(OCoLC)643791152
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Washington Irving
ISBN: 0940450593 9780940450592
OCLC Number: 22207793
Description: 1104 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Bracebridge Hall --
Tales of a traveller --
The Alhambra.
Series Title: The Library of America, 52.
Other Titles: Bracebridge Hall.
Tales of a traveller.
Alhambra.
Works.
Responsibility: Washington Irving.

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This second Library of America volume of Washington Irving brings together for the first time three collections of his stories and sketches. Bracebridge Hall (1822) was published under the pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon, and centers on an English manor, its inhabitants, and the tales they tell. Interspersed with witty, evocative sketches of country life among the English nobility is the well-known tale "The Stout Gentleman" and stories based on English, French, and Spanish folklore, vividly recounted with Irving's inimitable blend of elegance and colloquial dash. Tales of a Traveller (1824), written after a year-long stay in Germany, is a pivotal work in Irving's career, marking his last experiment with fiction before he turned to the writing of history, biography, and adaptation of folktales. The Alhambra (1832) was inspired by Irving's stay during the spring and summer of 1829 at the ancient Moorish palace in Granada, which he called "one of the most remarkable, romantic, and delicious spots in the world."

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