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By Washington Irving

A author of significant urbanity and poise, Washington Irving was once America's first across the world acclaimed guy of letters. right here in a single quantity are the writings that confirmed his acceptance and earned him the admiration of Hawthorne, Poe, Coleridge, Byron, Scott, and Dickens. Written within the personality of an aged gentleman of the old-fashioned, "Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent." is a sequence of comedian stories at the theater, theater-goers, models, balls, courtships, duels, and marriages of his modern ny. "Salmagundi" maintains this roguish variety of satire and burlesque, and its freshness, power, and accomplishment took the Anglo-American literary scene by way of hurricane. "A historical past of recent York," a wild and hilarious spoof combining genuine ny historical past with political satire, is gifted the following in its unique, unexpurgated model. "The caricature publication" is an excellent, pleasing tale assortment that attracts on vanishing folkways, depictions of Hudson Valley existence, and myth; it comprises Irving's best-loved tales, "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."

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