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The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

Author: Washington Irving

Publisher: OUP Oxford

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Category: Fiction

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With these words, Washington Irving expresses the dilemma of every American artist in the nineteenth century. The Sketch-Book (1820-1) looks simultaneously towards audiences on both sides of the Atlantic, as Irving explores the uneasy relationship of an American writer to English literary traditions. He sketches a series of encounters with the cultural shrines of the parent nation, and in two brilliant experiments with tales transplanted from Europe creates the first classic American short stories, 'Rip Van Winkle' and 'The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow'. The result was not only a hugely successful travel book; it exerted a strong formative influence on American writers from Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe to Henry James, and is well worth rediscovery in its own right today. Based on Irving's final revision of his most popular work, this new edition includes comprehensive explanatory notes of The Sketch-Book's sources for the modern reader. In her introduction, Susan Manning suggests that the author forged a new idiom, the 'Literary Picturesque', to accommodate and turn to advantage his dilemma of dual literary allegiances. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent

Author: Washington Irving

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Category: Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.)

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The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon

Author: Washington Irving

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Page: 346

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A collection of Irving's classic short stories, including "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."

Old Christmas From the Sketch Book of Washington Irving

Author: Washington Irving

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

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Category: Christmas

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The sketch book of Geoffrey Crayon, gent. Artist's ed

Author: Washington Irving

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Tappan Zee Edition of Irving's Works: The sketch-book

Author: Washington Irving

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The Sketch Book of I.Y.C. Containing Tales, Anecdotes, &c. Original and Select

Also, a Voyage to Rio de Janeiro, the Capital of the Empire of Brazil: Including an Accurate Description of the Ceremony Used in Crossing the Equinoctial Line &c. &c

Author: I. Y. C.

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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. [pseud.] ...

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Reports and Realities from the Sketch-book of a Manager of the Rosine Association

Author: Rosine Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Category: Prostitution

Page: 380

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Includes 5 pages with a poem on the Association's 1847 efforts to abolish capital punishment by petitioning & lobbying the legislature at Harrisburg.--Wanger bibliography.

Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent. By the author of the Sketch book (W. I.). With a biographical notice

Author: Washington Irving

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