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Washington Irving: his life.

by Catherine Owens Peare

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Published by Holt in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Irving, Washington, 1783-1859,
  • Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    StatementIllustrated by Margaret Ayer.
    GenreBiography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS2081 .P4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination128 p.
    Number of Pages128
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6220865M
    LC Control Number57005746
    OCLC/WorldCa1661697

    Washington Irving was a romantic writer who heavily relied on the supernatural. He also use a lot of nature in his stories. Irving, who had no formal schooling, relied on reading as a way of gaining knowledge. Reading many books in his life may have influenced one . Washington Irving ( - ) Washington Irving (April 3, – Novem ) was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle", both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

      Washington Irving performed that function himself. Living abroad for much of his adult life as a member of the diplomatic corps in both the Court of St. James's and in Spain and as an equally. American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat, Washington Irving was born in New York City in He is best known for his short stories, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, both published in his book, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, as seven paper-bound installments between J and Septem

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Author Washington Irving was born in New York City in He achieved international fame for the fictional stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," as well as for such Born: Washington Irving wrote several realistic sketches (The Sketch Book, –20; The Alhambra, ) in which he carefully recorded appearances and actions.

Irving also wrote stories in which the details were taken not from ostensible reality but from within a character’s mind.

From Publishers Weekly Policy analyst and speechwriter Jones traces the life of America's first bona-fide best-selling author, following Washington Irving (–) through his childhood in a religious home in New York, his entry into law, the death of his fiancée, his years abroad and, of Cited by: 2.

Washington Irving was born in in New York City. He was the youngest of eleven children of a wealthy merchant father, a Scottish immigrant who had sided with the rebels during the Revolution.

From an early age, Washington was influenced by the literary tastes of his older brothers William and Peter. Washington Irving ( – ) was an American author, best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" () and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (), both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

Washington Irving (April 3, –Novem ) was a writer, essayist, historian, biographer, and diplomat most famous for the short stories " Rip Van Winkle " and " The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." These works were both a part of "The Sketch Book," the collection of short stories that won him international : Esther Lombardi.

His first book, Salmagundi (–08), was a collaboration with another brother, William, and their friend James Kirke Paulding. This highly popular collection of short pieces poked fun at the political, social, and cultural life of the city.

Life and Works of Washington Irving Volume 1 Vintage Collectible HB Book 's $ Alhambra by Washington Irving Macmillan Pocket Edited by Alfred Hitchcock.

Irving is best known for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., which he published in /5. The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus: To Which Are Added Those of His Companions, Volume 4.

Washington Irving $ - $ Early in his life Irving developed a passion for books. He read Robinson Crusoe, Sinbad the Sailor, and The World Displyed (stories about voyages and travels). He studied law privately in the offices of Henry Masterton (), Brockholst Livingston (), and John Ogde Hoffman (), but practiced only briefly.

Washington Irving started working on a new article after exposure to the American Library of Spanish History. Inhis new own-branded book ‘A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus’ was published.

Inhe published ‘Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada’. "Old Christmas", published inis a collection of five Christmas "sketches" by Washington Irving from his famous Sketch Book. It describes Irving's experiences at the English country estate of Mr. Bracebridge during the "coaching days" of the early 19th century, focusing on the sights, sounds, smells and traditions of "Old" Christmas.

Washington Irving ( - ) was an American author, essayist. Washington Irving’s Life of George Washington (published in five volumes in ?59) was the product of his last years and remains his most personal work.

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This biography provides detailed information about his childhood, life, career, achievements and timeline. Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada   A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus is a fictionalized biographical account of Christopher Columbus written by Washington Irving in It was published in four volumes in Britain and in three volumes in the United : Washington Irving.

Washington Irving was born on April 3,the youngest of eleven children. During his early career, he studied law and travelled widely in Europe. He first began writing in journals and newspapers, and was editor of Analetic magazine from to COVID Resources.

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Irving's last finished work, something he had been working on for many years but kept putting aside for other more pressing projects is his Life of George Washington (). Washington Irving died on 28 November and now rests in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery overlooking the Old Dutch Church in Tarrytown, New York.

Washington Irving was the first American to make a living as an author and during his prolific career in the early s he created celebrated characters such as Rip Van Winkle and Ichabod Crane. His youthful satirical writings popularized two terms still closely associated with New York City.

Washington Irving (April 3, –Novem ) was an American author of the early 19th century. He is perhaps best known for his short stories, his most famous being “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip van Winkle” (both appearing in The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon), but he was a prolific writer of essays, biographies, and other forms as well.President Washington blessed the boy with a pat on the head—an action that Irving would attribute to his growing bald spot late in life.

In school, young Irving was an indifferent student and would steal away from the classroom to attend the theatre whenever the opportunity presented itself.Rip Van Winkle (The Sketch Book) Washington Irving “Oh. Rip Van Winkle?” exclaimed two or three—"oh to be sure!—that’s Rip Van Winkle—yonder—leaning against the tree." Rip looked and beheld a precise counterpart of himself, as he went up the mountain: apparently as lazy and certainly as ragged!

The poor fellow was now completely.