The Works of Washington Irving, Vol. 1 of 12

The Works of Washington Irving, Vol. 1 of 12 : The Alhambra, And, Bracebridge Hall (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Works of Washington Irving, Vol. 1 of 12: The Alhambra, And, Bracebridge Hall Rough draughts of some of the following tales and emys, was actually written during a residence in the Alhambra; others were subsequently added, founded on notes and observations made there. Care was taken to maintain local coloring and verisimili' tude; so that the whole might present a faithful and living pic ture of that microcosm, that singular little world into which I had been fortuitously thrown; and about which the external world had a very imperfect idea. It was my endeavor scrupulously to de pict its half Spanish half Oriental character; its mixture of the heroic, the poetic, and the grotesque; to revive the traces of grace and beauty fast fading from its walls; to record the regal and chivalrous traditions concerning those who once trod its courts; and the whimsical and superstitious legends of the motley race now burrowing among its ruins. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 888 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 45mm | 1,161g
  • English
  • 25 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243239343
  • 9780243239344