Bracebridge Hall ; Tales of a Traveller ; The Alhambra

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Library of America, 1991 - 1104 oldal
This second Library of America volume of Washington Irving brings together for the first time three collections of his stories and sketches. Written at the peak of his popularity, these three works reveal Irving's remarkable diversity, his skill at adapting European legends to his own style, and the talent for entertainment that made him America's first literary celebrity.

Bracebridge Hall (1822) was published, like The Sketch Book, under the pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon, and centers on an English manor, its inhabitants, and the tales they tell. Interspersed with witty, evocative sketches of country life among the English nobility is the well-known tale "The Stout Gentleman" and stories based on English, French, and Spanish folklore, vividly recounted with Irving's inimitable blend of elegance and colloquial dash.

Tales of a Traveller (1824), written after a year-long stay in Germany, is a pivotal work in Irving's career, marking his last experiment with fiction before he turned to the writing of history, biography, and adaptation of folktales. Irving felt his new stories to be "some of the best things I have ever written. They may not be as highly finished as some of my former writings, but they are touched off with a freer spirit, and are more true to life."

The Alhambra (1832) was inspired by Irving's stay during the spring and summer of 1829 at the ancient Moorish palace in Granada, which he called "one of the most remarkable, romantic, and delicious spots in the world." This rich compendium of tales, deftly interwoven with historical accounts and picturesque sketches, was assembled from Spanish and Moorish folklore, history, guidebooks, and anecdotes of Irving's experiences among the local residents.

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Irving is one of my favorites - and not because of his Sketch Book, but because he is a writer par excellence. These works were engaging and flowed so easily that I forgot I was reading. Teljes értékelés elolvasása

Tartalomjegyzék

The Hall
13
Family Servants
21
The Widow
27
Family Reliques
34
The Widows Retinue
43
Bachelors
54
Story Telling
60
Forest Trees
71
The Adventure of My Aunt
405
The Adventure of the German Student
418
The Adventure of the Mysterious Stranger
432
Buckthorne and His Friends
465
Notoriety
495
Grave Reflections of a Disappointed Man
542
The Journey
725
Palace of the Alhambra
752

The FarmHouse
81
LoveSymptoms
89
Hawking
96
Gentility
114
St Marks Eve
119
The Library
123
VOLUME II
191
A Bachelors Confessions
198
Gipsies
207
Village Worthies
216
The School
224
The Rookery
231
MayDay
238
The Manuscript
247
Travelling
269
Popular Superstitions
275
The Culprit
283
Family Misfortunes
289
The Historian
297
The Haunted House
300
The StormShip
339
The Wedding
364
The Authors Farewell
372
TALES OF A TRAVELLER
379
To the Reader
383
Important Negotiations The Author succeeds to
764
Inhabitants of the Alhambra
770
The Jesuits Library
779
Yusef Abul Hagig the Finisher of the Alhambra
786
Panorama from the Tower of Comares
798
The Truant
804
The Adventure of the Mason
813
The Abencerrages
822
Mementos of Boabdil
832
Local Traditions
843
Legend of the Arabian Astrologer
849
Visitors to the Alhambra
866
The Generalife
873
Legend of Prince Ahmed al Kamel or the Pilgrim of Love
875
A Ramble Among the Hills
903
The Tower of Las Infantas
929
Legend of the Rose of the Alhambra
952
The Veteran
966
A Fête in the Alhambra
989
The Crusade of the Grand Master of Alcántara IOIO
1010
Poets and Poetry of Moslem Andalus
1026
The Authors Farewell to Granada
1048
Chronology IOSI
1079
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Best known for such classic tales as "Rip Van Wrinkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," Washington Irving, (1783-1859) was America's first internationally recognized man of letters.

Andrew B. Myers (1920-1998), volume editor, was a leading Irving scholar, and a longtime professor of English at Fordham University.

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