The Alhambra - Washington Irving

November 8, 2007|
The Alhambra - Washington Irving by Irving Washington
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Rough draughts of some of the following tales and essays were actually written during a residence in the Alhambra; others were subsequently added, founded on notes and observations made there. Care was taken to maintain local coloring and verisimilitude; so that the whole might present a faithful and living picture of that microcosm, that singular little world into which I had been fortuitously thrown; and about which the external world had a very imperfect idea. It was my endeavor scrupulously to depict its half Spanish, half Oriental character; its mixture of the heroic, the poetic, and the grotesque; to revive the traces of grace and beauty fast fading from its walls; to record the regal and chivalrous traditions concerning those who once trod its courts; and the whimsical and superstitious legends of the motley race now burrowing among its ruins.
Title:The Alhambra - Washington IrvingFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:368 pages, 9.25 X 7.5 X 0.76 inShipping dimensions:368 pages, 9.25 X 7.5 X 0.76 inPublished:November 8, 2007Publisher:Standard PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1604244283

ISBN - 13:9781604244281

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