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The Literary Adventures Of Washington Irving American Storyeller

Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $17.95
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ISBN: 9781426304385
Publisher: National Geographic
Language: English
Page Count: 44
Publication Date: 14/10/2008
Size: 11.21" l x 8.84" w x 0.36
Series: N/A

Cheryl Harness once again pours the full range of her creative talents into another compellingly illustrated mix of history and biography. This time the result is an inspiring true-life account of the life of one of America’s first celebrity authors. Follow the narrative from Washington Irving’s birth in New York City to his meeting with his namesake George Washington. Learn of his years as a businessman, lawyer, traveler, and a diplomat representing the views of the United States in the courts of Britain and Spain. Discover what inspired such classics as Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Witness the excitement generated by this American publishing phenomenon as his books are devoured by readers of all ages on both sides of the Atlantic. Cheryl Harness’ lively narrative traces the development of both Irving's life and his literary imagination. The book’s vivid illustrations invite readers to step back in time and find out how his creations helped lay the foundation for American folklore - the tales and traditions that help define the spirit of America.

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