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Item #28298
WASHINGTON IRVING, An American Original
OTHER EARLY AMERICANA
Author: Brian Jay Jones

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Irving was born in 1783 and named after George Washington and is widely recognized as te father of American letters.He was the first American writer to live by his pen and the first to have an international reputation. Best remembered are " The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," and "Rip Van Winkle." He was a lawyer, diplomat and presidential confidant. His first book, The History of New York was published under the pseudonym Diedrich Knikerbocker. He was the one who gave New York, The synonym Gotham. THis is a long overdue biography. New York, 2008 Arcade Publishing, ist Ed., 6 x 9, 468 Pgs., Published at $29.99. HB
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