Tales of the Alhambra by Washington Irving

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The Alhambra, a series of tales and sketches of the Moors and Spaniards, was published in May 1832. Consisting of a series of essays and short fiction pieces, it was referred to as his "Spanish Sketch Book." In 1851 Irving wrote the "Author's Revised Edition," also titled Tales of the Alhambra.

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One of the first American writers to gain acclaim in Europe, Washington Irving was also an essayist, a biographer, an historian, and a diplomat. He is best known for having written the short stories “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle,” both of which appeared in the collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Though he is best known for his short stories, Irving’s written works include social and political commentary for the literary magazine Salmagundi, which he helped found, as well as biographies of a number of historical figures including George Washington and the prophet Muhammad. Irving died in 1859 at the age of 76.
Published January 13, 2010 by Baudry's European Library. 266 pages
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