As part of the great American authors interview great European authors series...
You may not realize that Washington Irving once visited Sir Walter Scott. If you didn't, then this book contains the recanting of that tale, as well as a visit to Newstead Abbey, the home of the late Lord Byron (late even in Irving's day). It is somewhat interesting from a historical standpoint, but there is nothing in this book that is of great interest unless you are a fan of either Sir Walter Scott, Washington Irving, Lord Byron, or some combination of these...
Yet, I am selling short those folks who enjoy reading historical Scottish travelogues. Oh, for shame.
Still, a very unique piece of literature which is short enough, and written well enough that it might be worthy of your time, proving you are an avid reader.
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About the Author
One of the first American writers to gain acclaim in Europe, Washington Irving was also an essayist, a biographer, an historian, and a diplomat. He is best known for having written the short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, both of which appeared in the collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Though he is best known for his short stories, Irving s written works include social and political commentary for the literary magazine Salmagundi, which he helped found, as well as biographies of a number of historical figures including George Washington and the prophet Muhammad. Irving died in 1859 at the age of 76. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00T5A5S2Q
- Publisher : Start Classics (8 January 2015)
- Language : English
- File size : 581 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 148 pages
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