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The original Knickerbocker : the life of Washington Irving

Author: Andrew Burstein
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Washington Irving-author, ambassador, politically connected Manhattanite and international icon-has somehow slipped from Americaʼs memory, and yet, his creations are still well known. Acclaimed historian Andrew Burstein returns Irving to the context of his native nineteenth century where he was an major celebrity-both a colorful comic genius and the first name in our national literature. Irving traveled through
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Burstein, Andrew.
Original knickerbocker.
New York : Basic Books, ©2007
(DLC) 2006029004
(OCoLC)71241971
Named Person: Washington Irving; Washington Irving; Washington Irving; Washington Irving
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Burstein
ISBN: 9780786722228 0786722223
OCLC Number: 797845709
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 420 pages :) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Manhattanite --
New York's lost past, 1783-1803 --
Early travels, 1803-1806 --
Whim-whams and a treason trial, 1806-1807 --
Meet Diedrich Knickerbocker, 1808-1809 --
Irving goes to war, sort of, 1810-1815 --
Years abroad --
Rip Van Winkle awakes, 1815-1819 --
The Sketch book wins friends, 1819-1820 --
Romantic Europe, 1820-1824 --
Columbus's biographer, 1824-1828 --
The Alhambra's writer in residence, 1828-1832 --
Repatriation --
Knickerbocker New York, 1832 --
A tour on the prairies, 1832-1834 --
Sunnyside, 1835-1845 --
In the shadow of George Washington, 1846-1859 --
The future of Rip Van Winkle.
Responsibility: Andrew Burstein.

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