The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Writings (Barnes & by Washington Irving
By Washington Irving
The 1st nice American guy of letters, Washington Irving turned a world big name nearly in a single day upon ebook of The comic strip Book in 1820, which integrated the quick tales The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle . those stories stay his crowning success, but additionally to being a author of brief tales, Irving was once additionally an acclaimed essayist, go back and forth author, biographer, and historian.
This quantity showcases Irving’s most sensible paintings throughout a number of genres, together with whimsical newspaper articles approximately ny society, the theater, and modern models; captivating trip items that evocatively weave jointly heritage and legend; funny tales and satirical essays from The Sketch-Book and its sequel Bracebridge Hall, and excerpts from A heritage of recent York, thought of the 1st nice American booklet of comedian literature. The author’s luck enabled him to make money through writing on my own, unprecedented for an American at that time.
Irving’s lively, usually tongue-in-cheek prose type, with his skill to mixture roguish satire, pathos, and picturesque description, had a profound impression upon the preferred tradition of his day. His writings became a cornerstone within the beginning of the yank literary culture.
Read or Download The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Writings (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) PDF
Similar literary classics books
Dead Souls is likely one of the most unique works of nineteenth-century fiction and a devastating satire on social hypocrisy. Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in a provincial city and visits a succession of landowners to make every one a wierd provide. He proposes to shop for the names of useless serfs nonetheless registered at the census, saving their proprietors from paying tax on them, and to take advantage of those “souls” as collateral to reinvent himself as a gentleman. during this ebullient masterpiece, Gogol created a gruesome gallery of human kinds, from the bear-like Sobakevich to the insubstantial idiot Manilov, and, primarily, the devilish con guy Chichikov.
* In his advent, translator and Gogol pupil Robert Maguire discusses the protracted and bothered tale of the novel's composition, Gogol's narrative strategy, and his position within the Russian and ecu literary traditions
* contains a chronology, feedback for extra studying, appendices, word list, map, and notes
Of Conrad's BEST-KNOWN works—in a unmarried volume
In this pair of literary voyages into the internal self, Joseph Conrad has written of the main chilling, worrying, and remarkable items of fiction of the 20th century.
@JungleFever Heading right down to Africa on a ship. Too scorching! i am getting the creeping feel this task isn't going to be as soft as they made it sound.
The natives look unsatisfied. a few are even violent! Why don't they relish how a lot we've performed for them? Ungrateful welfare leeches, I say! From Twitterature: The World's maximum Books in Twenty Tweets or much less
Ce classique de l'érotisme est aussi l'un des plus célèbres romans chinois. Ecrit au XVIIe siècle par un conteur de génie, esprit libre et persifleur, il raconte les apprentissages érotiques d'un lettré libertin qui, professant un individualisme jouisseur, multiplie les aventures et les intrigues amoureuses.
Lengthy well-known as a masterpiece of recent American poetry, WIlliam Carlos Williams' Paterson is one man's testomony and imaginative and prescient, "a humanist manifesto enacted in 5 books, a grammar to assist us life" (Denis Donoghue). Paterson is either a place-the New Jersey urban in whom the individual (the poet's personal lifestyles) and the general public (the historical past of the area) are mixed.
Extra resources for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Writings (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
This air of realism was heightened by a promotional stunt Irving pulled off with the help of Henry Brevoort and James Kirke Paulding. In the weeks prior to publication, he published a report in the New York Evening Post that an elderly gentleman by the name of Knickerbocker had wandered off from his lodgings without paying his rent, leaving behind only a collection of papers in manuscript. In a subsequent issue, a letter to the editor reported that a gentleman matching Knickerbocker舗s description had been seen in the Hudson River Valley, walking north toward Albany.
Thus accoutred, he gravely walked into the room, with his ivory-headed ebony cane in one hand, and gently swaying his three-cornered beaver with the other.
374). This hoax was remarkably successful, so much so that for a time Irving舗s narrator gained greater notoriety than the author himself. The historical accuracy of his narrative of New York舗s history as the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam made his mock-heroic epic more than a Swiftean satire. It provided the newly formed nation with a basis for history that was free of associations with British colonial rule. 舡 America舗s need to declare its cultural independence from Britain intensified in the decade following the War of 1812.