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Washington Irving (1783–1859)

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Washington Irving, one of the first Americans to achieve international recognition as an author, was born in New York City in 1783. His A History of New York, published in 1809 under the name of Diedrich Knickerbocker, was a satirical history of New York that spanned the years from 1609 to 1664. toon meer Under another pseudonym, Geoffrey Crayon, he wrote The Sketch-book, which included essays about English folk customs, essays about the American Indian, and the two American stories for which he is most renowned--"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle." Irving served as a member of the U.S. legation in Spain from 1826 to 1829 and as minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846. Following his return to the U.S. in 1846, he began work on a five-volume biography of Washington that was published from 1855-1859. Washington Irving died in 1859 in New York. toon minder
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Pseudoniemen en naamsvarianten
Crayon, Geoffrey
Knickerbocker, Diedrich
Oldstyle, Jonathan
Geboortedatum
1783-04-03
Overlijdensdatum
1859-11-28
Graflocatie
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, New York, USA
Geslacht
male
Nationaliteit
USA
Geboorteplaats
New York, New York, USA
Plaats van overlijden
Tarrytown, New York, USA
Oorzaak van overlijden
heart attack
Woonplaatsen
Londen, Engeland, UK
Spanje
Liverpool, Engeland, UK
Parijs, Frankrijk
Beroepen
Advocaat
Schrijver
Ambassadeur in Spanje voor de USA
Relaties
Irving, Pierre (nephew)
Organisaties
State Bar of New York (1806)
New York State Militia
Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York
Prijzen en onderscheidingen
Royal Society of Literature, Gold Medal (1830)
American Philosophical Society (1829)
Member, Real Academia de la Historia (Spain)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1855)
The Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1900)
Honorary Doctorate, Civil Law, Oxford University (1831) (toon alle 8)
Honorary Academician, National Academy of Design (1841)
Honorary Doctorate of Law, Harvard University (1833)
Agent
Henry Brevoort (USA), Ebenezer Irving (USA), Thomas Aspinwall (UK)
Korte biografie
Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American short-story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" (1819) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820). His historical works include biographies of Oliver Goldsmith, Muhammad and George Washington, as well as several histories of 15th-century Spain.

Irving served as ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846. He made his literary debut in 1802 with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle, written under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle. He moved to England for the family business in 1815. He continued to publish regularly throughout his life.

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An excellent story, with tons of fun twists and apt descriptions. The story is truly captivating, allowing the reader to visit the picturesque yet eerie landscape of Sleepy Hallow. With the brilliant overuse of adjectives and Irving's seamlessly interwoven wit, "The Legend of Sleepy Hallow" has become a pinnacle of American fiction.
 
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I nice little sketch of Christmas in England at a rural great house with all of the historic activities.
 
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In honor of Hallowe'en, I read (re-read?) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, and what a treat it was. Naturally, I sorta kinda knew the story, but if I had actually read it before, it must have been when I was in 7th grade, or thereabouts, and under orders. It is very well done, full of wicked humor and my copy (OK, my daughter's copy) marvelously illustrated. Irving's descriptions are outstanding, and no more flowery than befits the 19th century. "...the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance...some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet. Streaming files of wild ducks began to make their appearance high in the air; the bark of the squirrel might be heard from the groves of beech and hickory, and the pensive whistle of the quail at intervals from the neighboring stubble- field." Picture the lank and bony Ichabod Crane, a terror to young scholars in the classroom, ingratiating himself with their parents (who lodged and boarded him, turn-about, a week at a time) by helping with farm chores and minding the younger children--"he would sit with a child on one knee, and rock a cradle with his foot for whole hours together." And then, of course, he put himself crosswise of the formidable Brom Bones, when they each set their caps for Katrina Van Tassel, the "blooming lass of fresh eighteen; plump as a partridge; ripe and melting and rosy-cheeked as one of her father's peaches" (I say, Wash, take a cool dip in the stream!). Well, we know how Brom decided to eliminate the competition, now don't we? Fine stuff.
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laytonwoman3rd | 18 andere besprekingen | Dec 20, 2023 |
2.5 stars

The first half of this collection was better than the second. Irving apparently really loves writing descriptions, but I got bored reading them. Most of these stories were far too long, and didn't have enough of a plot.

Some of the writing is so old-fashioned that it was hard to understand; though, the reference notes did help. It was interesting to see how much English spelling has changed just since Irving's day, though, not to mention all the words and phrases commonly used.

There were a couple of stories about Native American Indians that were rather romantic in nature and not rooted in reality.

My favorites were The Author's Account of Himself, The Wife, Rip Van Winkle, English Writers On America, and The Mutability of Literature.
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