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    Biographical Summary Washington Irving was born on April 3, 1783 in Manhattan, New York City. He was the youngest of eleven children born from his parents, William and Sarah Irving. During the week in which he was born, the Americans emerged victorious in the Revolutionary War and his parents named him after the war hero, General George Washington. When Irving was six-years-old, he met his namesake and Washington blessed the child, which sparked a sense of gratitude and interest in the president

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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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    fact, the originals of the modern romantic stories were about the evil of human nature. The work of early American writers like Irving and Poe show the influence of European Romanticism. Irving would stress on nature, the supernatural, and superstitions in his stories. The supernatural, the emphasis of nature, and exotic locations were used in Poe's works. Washington Irving would use an emphasis on nature, the supernatural, and superstitions in his stories. His story "The Devil and Tom Walker" pictured

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    Washington Irving and Romanticism

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    The short stories of Washington Irving are examples of the literary movement of Romanticism and its characteristics which are evidenced in this author’s works. These characteristics are sometimes found in abundant quantities or limited amounts in each of his short stories. However, no matter what short story Washington Irving wrote, the Age of Romanticism and its defining characteristics are found in each of his selections. So, too, do each of the author’s short stories present a unique study about

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    Washington Irving

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    Washington Irving “I am always at a loss at how much to believe of my own stories.”(“Washington Irving”). Washington Irving is one of the greatest of the Romantics, writing many well known stories that we all know and love came from this man. Irving led an interesting life with many honors and titles, from all over the world. He did many other things other than write, although writing is what ended up giving him his name. Irving led a very interesting life, and a long one for the time period

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    Washington Irving and His Works Washington Irving was born on April 3, 1783 in Tarrytown, New York. His father was a merchant and owned an import business. Irving had literary influences early in his life. He was friends with Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Charles Dickens. Washington Irving had no formal schooling. Instead, he taught himself by reading as many books as possible. Washington Irving had other interests than just writing. Irving was an inventor. He invented ice drinks and

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    Washington Irving Washington Irving, the father of literature? Washington Irving dedicated his whole life to literature, and as a consequence of that, he is now a cherished and beloved author to many. Irving was absolutely an amazing author, and one of the first well known authors at that, and throughout his life he wrote many masterpieces to support this conviction. Irving was, without a doubt, one of the few first “fathers of literature”. Washington Irving was born April 3rd 1783, and was named

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    A Brief Biography of Washington Irving

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    “WHETHER we agree or not with the judgment that Washington Irving was the first American man of letters, it is not to be questioned that he was the first American author whose work was received abroad as a permanent contribution to English literature” (W.A.N). The creation of his greatest stories revolve around his personal life in New York and the time after the American Revolution. This time in history was the beginning of imagination. People began to rebel the classical styles of literature, they

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    Washington Irving Niklas Cathey per.4 Washington Irving was a famous writer during the early 1800s from America. He was known for his humorous writing style and ironic plots and story development. He was one of the creators of the genre American Romantic. Washington Irving is known as the father of American literature. Irving developed a sophisticated yet ironic style while helping establish the American respect in the writing community across Europe and the world. He was one of the first American

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    Tani Mercado Mr. Howes English 11 ERWC 21 December 2014 Washington Irving: The Unknown Facts About His Life Many years ago people invented stories to help show readers what it was like in the past. The people that wrote those stories are called authors and or writers. Many writers express their feelings in various ways. Some writers have creative ideas about romance. There are others that write about dark romanticism which is trying to explore the mysteries of human existence. It also expresses madness

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