Washington Irving

Washington Irving

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A portrait of the nineteenth-century diplomat and writer best known for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle evaluates his wild popularity, friendships with such contemporaries as Charles Dickens and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and determined efforts to cultivate his own public persona.... I would close the book and launch forth into his praises and when I had wrought myself into a strain of enthusiasm. . . . Her fine eyes would kindle and beam upon me. ... His familya#39;s business was still struggling a€” a second trip to Canada in late 1808 had been unsuccessful a€” and his ... Irving later said wistfully, aquot;but they make no account of setting up a wife and family, which is far more expensive.

Title:Washington Irving
Author:Brian Jay Jones
Publisher:Arcade Pub - 2008


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