A History Of New York

Paperback | December 30, 2008

byWashington IrvingIntroduction byElizabeth L. BradleyNotes byElizabeth L. Bradley

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In 1809, New Yorkers were buzzing about a series of classified ads concerning the whereabouts of Dutch historian Diedrich Knickerbocker. They were unaware that Washington Irving had invented the man entirely and placed the ads himself. Knickerbocker's purported manuscript, A History of New York, was Irving's own. Told from Knickerbocker's point of view, A History of New York is a chronicle of New York's fifty years under Dutch rule in the 1600s that plays fast and loose with the facts, to uproarious effect. The book propelled Irving to the heights of literary stardom.

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In 1809, New Yorkers were buzzing about a series of classified ads concerning the whereabouts of Dutch historian Diedrich Knickerbocker. They were unaware that Washington Irving had invented the man entirely and placed the ads himself. Knickerbocker's purported manuscript, A History of New York, was Irving's own. Told from Knickerbocke...

Washington Irving, one of the first American authors to earn his living from writing, was born in 1783 and died in 1859.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.9 inPublished:December 30, 2008Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143105612

ISBN - 13:9780143105619

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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