Washington Irving History Of New York
Today, author Washington Irving is best remembered for the iconic tales "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle." However, Irving also produced a number of well-regarded works of history and biography. This brilliant volume combines fact and fiction, offering a satirical -- and often imagined -- history of New York from...
Publisher : The Floating Press
published : 2014
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...
Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group
published : 2008
A History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch DynaA sly satire on self-important local history that brought ''Knickerbocker'' into the American lexicon.
Publisher : Start Classics
published : 2015