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Washington Irving : an American original

Author: Brian Jay Jones
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by Hachette Book Group USA, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Product Description: The first American writer to make his pen his primary means of support, Washington Irving rocketed to fame at the age of 26. In 1809 he published A History of New York under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker to great acclaim. The public's appetite for all things Irving was insatiable; his name alone guaranteed sales. At the time, he was one of the most famous men in the world, a friend of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Jones, Brian Jay.
Washington Irving.
New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by Hachette Book Group USA, c2008
(OCoLC)607915508
Online version:
Jones, Brian Jay.
Washington Irving.
New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by Hachette Book Group USA, c2008
(OCoLC)608131116
Named Person: Washington Irving; Washington Irving; Washington Irving
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Jay Jones
ISBN: 9781559708364 1559708360
OCLC Number: 77011541
Description: x, 468 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface --
1: Gotham (1783-1804) --
2: Traveler (1804-1806) --
3: Salmagundi (1806-1808) --
4: Hoax (1808-1810) --
5: Adrift (1810-1815) --
6: Desperation (1815-1817) --
7: Determination (1817-1818) --
8: Sensation (1819-1921) --
9: Rut (1822-1825) --
10: Workaholic (1826-1829) --
11: Politician (1829-1832) --
12: Frontiersman (1832-1834) --
13: Sunnyside (1834-1842) --
14: Minister (1842-1846) --
15: Icon (1846-1859) --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Selected bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Brian Jay Jones.

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Product Description: The first American writer to make his pen his primary means of support, Washington Irving rocketed to fame at the age of 26. In 1809 he published A History of New York under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker to great acclaim. The public's appetite for all things Irving was insatiable; his name alone guaranteed sales. At the time, he was one of the most famous men in the world, a friend of Dickens, Hawthorne, and Longfellow, as well as Astor, Van Buren, and Madison. But his sparkling public persona was only one side of this gentleman author. In brilliant, meticulous strokes, Brian Jay Jones renders Washington Irving in all his flawed splendor-someone who fretted about money and employment, suffered from writer's block, and doggedly cultivated his reputation. Jones offers as never before a very human portrait of the often contrasting public and private lives of this true American original.

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