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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 4: Irving (search)
Chapter 4: Irving Major George Haven Putnam, Litt.D. Early years. first voyage to Europe. Salmagundi. Diedrich Knickerbocker. England. Spain. the Spanish books. a Tour on the Prairies. a New publisher. later years. Irving's cosmopolitanism. a history of New York. the sketch Book. Bracebridge Hall. tales of a traveller. life of Columbus. the Conquest of Granada. legends of the Alhambra. life of Mahomet. life of Washington Washington Irving was born in William Street, New York City, 3 April, 1783. As this was the year in which the colonies finally achieved the independence for which they had been fighting for seven years, Irving may be regarded as the first author produced in the new republic. The writer recalls that he visited Sunnyside with his father a year or two before the death of Irving and heard him narrate, doubtless not for the first time, how, when he was a youngster a year old, his nurse had held him up in her arms while Washington was pas