Washington Irving: an American study, 1802-1832

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Irving, Washington, 1783-1859., Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biogr
Statementby William L. Hedges.
GenreBiography.
SeriesThe Goucher College series
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LC ClassificationsPS2081 .H35
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 274 p.
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Open LibraryOL5941120M
LC Control Number65011663
OCLC/WorldCa274760

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Hedges sees Irving's work, including his nonsensical humor, as a response to. Washington Irving: An American Study, (Paperback or Softback) Hedges, William L. Published by Johns Hopkins University Press 12/1/ (). William L. Hedges. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, Goucher College Series, xiv + pp.

$Author: Allen Guttmann. Get Now ?book=Reads Washington Irving: An American Study, (Goucher College) New E-Books. received, and thereafter Irving wrote more history and biography than fiction. A national celebrity upon his return to America inhe traveled west, gathering material for “A Tour on the Prairies” (in The Crayon Miscellany), which he followed shortly with Astoriaand Bonneville,histories.

This article is a reconsideration of Washington Irving’s early career between the productions of his first two major works: A History of New York () and The Sketch Book (–20).

His life and writings in that period are treated as a study in the individual problem of being a ‘questioning American,’ specifically a questioning American writer, in the new republic, and as a. Great deals on Books Washington Irving Publication Year.

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Washington Irving: An American Study,Paperback by Hedges, Willia $ Format: Paperback. Make Offer - Antique Book The. Washington Irving (April 3, – Novem ) 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 " () and " The Legend of Sleepy Hollow " (), both of which appear in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, g place: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, New York. William L. Hedges, in his book, Washington Irving: An American Study (Baltimore, ), relegates his single mention of Astoria and Captain Bonneville to a footnote: The West that Irving discovered on his trip to the Oklahoma frontier in and in the research he did for Astoria and The Adventures of Captain Bonneville had a.

Washington Irving: An American Study, avg rating — 2 ratings — published — 2 editions Want to Read saving 4/5(). Irving, in other words, found himself incapable of committing to a coherent set of beliefs or attitudes, and this cultural uneasiness manifested itself in his early work.

Hedges's book tries to correct some of the misapprehension about Irving's place in nineteenth-century American literature.

Washington Irving wrote several realistic sketches (The Sketch Book, –20; The Alhambra, ) in which he carefully recorded appearances and actions. Irving also wrote stories in which the details were taken not from ostensible reality but from within a character’s mind.

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Abstract. Washington Irving’s tale, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, was the last story in his collection of literary sketches published as The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

in –As his most enduring and popular work, The Sketch Book followed a ten year hiatus after his spoofing A History of New York (), written pseudonymously under the name of Diedrich Knickerbocker.

Essays and criticism on Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle - Rip Van Winkle Bowden emphasizes the integrity of The Sketch Book of William L. Washington Irving: An American Study, Irving, Washington (03 April –28 November ), author, was born in New York City, the son of William Irving, a Scottish merchant, and his English wife, Sarah Sanders, who.

IRVING, Washington. Nationality: : New York City, 3 April Education: Educated in local schools; studied law in the offices of Henry Masterton,Brockholst Livingstone,and Josiah Ogden Hoffman, ; admitted to New York bar,but practised only intermittently.

Military Service: Served as military aide to New York Governor Tompkins in the U.S. Army during the. [FREE] Ebook American History By Irving L. Gordon Book [PDF] American History By Irving L. Gordon click here to access This Book: FREE DOWNLOAD Washington irving facts, information, pictures | Hedges, William L., Washington Irving: An American Study,Johns Hopkins Press, Leary, Lewis, He continued to write American history.

Today, many critics concur with Fred Lewis Pattee's assertion that the "American short story began in with Washington Irving." Commentators agree, moreover, that in "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," Irving established an artistic standard and model for subsequent generations of American short story writers.

Washington Irving was an American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He was the first American author who found success not only in America, but also in Europe as well.

He's actually considered the father of American literature because it is his writing that began shaping the American identity. In his book, Washington Irving: An American Study,William Hedges discusses the Romantic side of Life and Voyages of Columbus, and there are many points where the two works are thematically similar.

Hedges identifies a Quixotic element in Irving's Columbus. One. Question: Is Washington Irving's book A History of New York a science fiction novel. Washington Irving: Washington Irving was an American historian, biographer, essayist, and short-story writer. Hedges, William L. Washington Irving, an American study, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, Hiller, Alice.

"'an Avenue to Some Degree of Profit and Reputation': The Sketch Book as Washington Irving's Entree and Undoing." Journal of American Studies 31 2 (): Print. Horowitz, Howard. Washington Irving Washington Irving, considered the father and creator of the American short story, writes symbolically of American society through his read full [Essay Sample] for free Hedges, William L.

Washington Irving: An American Study,Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, Irving, Washington. The Devil and Tom Walker. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Study Guide Sources Washington Irving This Study Guide consists of approximately 66 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

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Question: How many books did Washington Irving write. American Romantic writers: Washington Irving was an American Romantic writer in the 18th and 19th centuries, best known for his short stories. William Hedges wrote in Washington Irving: An American Study that “The Devil and Tom Walker” is one of Irving’s best works.

Criticism Elisabeth Piedmont-Marion. Elisabeth Piedmont-Marton is an educator and the coordinator of the undergraduate writing center at the University of Texas at Austin.Washington Irving, whom many describe as one of the first fiction writers to forge a distinctively American sensibility in his work, had a lifelong love of the work of Oliver Goldsmith, an Anglo-Irish poet and novelist.

Over a period of years, Irving expanded a brief biography he had written about Goldsmith into this comprehensive work that is.Considered the first professional man of letters in the United States, Washington Irving () was influential in the development of the short story form and helped to gain international respect for fledgling American literature.

Following the tradition of the eighteenth-century essay exemplified by the elegant, lightly humorous prose of Joseph.