RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 6666853 LA English T1 Washington Irving A1 Bowden, Mary Weatherspoon., PB Twayne Publishers PP Boston YR 1981 SN 0805773142 9780805773149 AB Discusses the life and works of Washington Irving. Includes a chronology. It is the intention of this work to show that all Irving's books are readable today, that many are worth reading, and that a few demand reading and rereading. It is also its intent to demonstrate that Irving was not a short-story writer, but a composer of books: thus, a story in one of his books is more than that story alone, for it gains meaning from what came before and gives meaning to what will follow. I have prefaced each chapter with a short biographical sketch of Irving during the time of the composition of the works discussed. - Preface.