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Tales of the Alhambra

Author: Washington Irving; Ralph Cosham; Joseph Thompson; Blackstone Audiobooks.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audiobooks, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Irving's dreamlike description of the Alhambra, the beautiful Moorish castle that defined the height of Moorish civilization, and the surrounding territory of Granada remains one of the best guidebooks to the region and one of the most entertaining travelogues ever written. A heady mix of historical fact, medieval myth and mystery, sensual descriptions, and an appreciation for a civilization which valued beauty,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
Audiobooks
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Washington Irving; Ralph Cosham; Joseph Thompson; Blackstone Audiobooks.
ISBN: 0786134151 9780786134151
OCLC Number: 77591540
Notes: Unabridged.
Audio file.
Title from image on Web page (viewed Jan. 11, 2007).
Previously released on compact disc, 2004.
Performer(s): Read by Ralph Cosham ; with guitar music by Joseph Thompson.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (8.5 hr.))
Other Titles: Alhambra
Responsibility: Washington Irving.

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Irving's dreamlike description of the Alhambra, the beautiful Moorish castle that defined the height of Moorish civilization, and the surrounding territory of Granada remains one of the best guidebooks to the region and one of the most entertaining travelogues ever written. A heady mix of historical fact, medieval myth and mystery, sensual descriptions, and an appreciation for a civilization which valued beauty, philosophy, literature, science and the arts on an equal level with warrior skills. Secret chambers, desperate battles, imprisoned princesses, palace ghosts and fragrant gardens, described in a wistful and dreamlike eloquence will transport the listener to a paradise of his own.

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