The spark of Washington Irving's imaginative writings came from his home town, New York City (“Washington Irving”). His home town became the setting in the majority of his pieces of work, which caused a self reflection of himself in his writings. His first book published in 1809 was known as “A History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty” (Black). This piece had challenged the new America because he had sarcastically glorified the english colonists who had claimed to discover New York (Black). Irvings true purpose was exploited later in the chapter where he tells the true history and how the English colonists did not discover the land of New York, but had taken it from the Native Americ...
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