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    Washington Irving's Writtings

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    began writing in 1807. In 1815, he reached international fame when he published The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. After that he continued to write and publish books that were most of all successful. During his career he worked on a five-volume biography of George Washington called Life of George Washington. Washington Irving wrote books with ironic horror like in his book The Devil and Tom Walker while his book The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was written with a sarcastic horror. Washington Irving

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    Washington Irving Diedrich Knickerbocker; Geoffrey Crayon; Henry A. Buchanan; Jonathan Oldstyle. All were famous writers of the nineteenth century. All had one important thing in common-they are all one man-Washington Irving. Using these pen names, among many, Irving developed a legacy of utilizing European culture to cultivate American aspects of literature. Fred Lewis Pattee asserted, "American short story began in 1819 wit Washington Irving." (Gale Group 4) Irving is best known for

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    says Washington Irving in a letter to a friend (Letters 446). This statement reveals Irving's intense emotional condition, and in many ways indicates the intense social atmosphere as well as his personal conflicts, during the composition of The Sketch Book. Upon the bankruptcy of his family's fortune, of which he depended on solely for his monetary security, Irving found himself flung into the "galling mortifications of independence" (Letters 487). In response to this trauma, he sailed to England

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    newspaper editorials in a newspaper that was edited by his brother in law, his more well known works didn’t come along until a bit later. His first real work was a book titled “A History of New York: From the Beginning of the World to the end of the Dutch Dynasty” that was published in 1809, the year he left the law field. Irving wrote the book using a pen name of Deidrich Knickerbocker, which is where the New York Knicks get their name from. Irving’s family owned a hardware store, and soon needed someone

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    It gives readers the understanding that they are now they’re own country with the freedom that they didn't have before . Diaz 4 Also in the collection of, The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon, Grant there is a short story named The Legend of Engulphed Convent . The theme of this story is for the legends to outlive their origins. The story was set in 711 AD, during the Moorish, which were Muslims from Northern Africa, who invaded Spain

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    of letters(Encyclopedia), and at home in the United States, people still to this day adore his literary works. Irving was a man of many proportions. He was an author, traveller, historian, and diplomat. He wrote hundred of amazing short stories, books, and just stunning pieces of literature throughout his life. Irving was a “genius dropout”, the way he managed to become this well known and loved without even finishing his education is astonishing. To conclude, the original question “Is Washington

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    (1819), in New York, Philadelphia, and London, enabled him to become an international figure. The book contained a variety of witty sketches and fictitious accounts, narrated by an illusory, Geoffrey Crayon. This collection included two of the most recognized (and earliest) American short stories, “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” which I will be addressing here. Both fictions

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    Jefferson Calle English 215 Professor Tooma Critical Analysis Paper #1 Washington Irving produced many tales throughout the course of his life. Two of his best known short stories are found in The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon Gent, which was originally published in 1819. “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hallow” share a fair amount of similarities as well as differences. The protagonists found within each of these stories both are influenced by the supernatural, and these cause them

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    England (Merriman Web)... ... middle of paper ... ...leepy Hollow and The Spectre Bridegroom were based off of German folktale as was Rip Van Winkle (Byers 142), his most well-known story (“Washington” Web). In 1822 he published a sequel to The Sketch Book called Bracebridge Hall (Liukkonen Web). Also in 1999 the film Sleepy Hollow was released based on his story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (“Washington” Web). I do not think that westward expansion or anything else that was going on in the U.S. affected

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    “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow” Have you ever imagined being asleep in the forest for twenty years, coming back home and not knowing what has gone on all those years of your absence? Rip Van Winkle went through that, and had to come back home and face some real changes. The author Washington Irving has some interesting characters whom he puts in his short stories. Irving puts some characters in his short stories to reflect on some of his life. For example, Irving has similarities

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