More by Washington Irving

America's first international man-of-letters deserves a place in the digital library of all lovers of classic literature. This comprehensive eBook presents Irving’s complete fictional works, with a range on non-fiction works, spiced with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 2)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Irving's life and works
* Concise introductions to the story collections and other works
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Scarce satirical works, like Irving’s first ever book LETTERS OF JONATHAN OLDSTYLE – appearing in a digital collection for the first time
* Many famous short stories are illustrated with their original artwork
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories
* Easily locate the short stories you want to read
* Includes Irving's two ‘lost’ plays, discovered over a hundred years after the author’s death – first time in digital print
* Rare poems appearing for the first time in digital print
* Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Irving’s contribution to literature
* Features two biographies - discover Irving's literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
* UPDATED with rare stories and the seminal non-fiction work A TOUR ON THE PRAIRIES

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CONTENTS:

The Short Story Collections
THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, GENT.
BRACEBRIDGE HALL
TALES OF A TRAVELLER
TALES OF THE ALHAMBRA
THE CRAYON MISCELLANY
WOLFERT’S ROOST

The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Satires
LETTERS OF JONATHAN OLDSTYLE, GENT.
A HISTORY OF NEW YORK

The Plays
ABU HASSAN
THE WILD HUNTSMAN

The Poetry
LIST OF POEMS

The Non-Fiction
A TOUR ON THE PRAIRIES
CHRONICLE OF THE CONQUEST OF GRANADA
ASTORIA
THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN BONNEVILLE. THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS
LIFE OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH
LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON: VOLUME I

The Criticism
ELIA, AND GEOFFREY CRAYON by William Hazlitt
SPEECH: NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 18, 1842 by Charles Dickens
A FABLE FOR CRITICS by James Russell Lowell
POE, IRVING, HAWTHORNE by George Parsons Lathrop
CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN WASHINGTON IRVING AND EDGAR ALLAN POE

The Biographies
WASHINGTON IRVING by Henry W. Boynton
WASHINGTON IRVING by Charles Dudley Warner

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of Washington Irving: Short Stories, Plays, Historical Works, Poetry and Autobiographical Writings (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the 19th century. He is best known for his short stories Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington and Oliver Goldsmith, and several histories of 15th-century Spain, dealing with subjects such as the Moors and the Alhambra. Contents: INTRODUCTION SPEECH: NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 18, 1842 by Charles Dickens COLLECTIONS OF SHORT STORIES: THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, GENT. Rip Van Winkle The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Old Christmas Roscoe The Wife TALES OF A TRAVELLER Strange Stories by a Nervous Gentleman Buckthorne and His Friends The Italian Banditti The Money Diggers BRACEBRIDGE HALL The Busy Man The Widow The Lovers Family Reliques An Old Soldier WOLFERT'S ROOST AND MISCELLANIES THE CRAYON PAPERS TRAVEL SKETCHES AND MEMOIRS: TALES OF THE ALHAMBRA ABBOTSFORD AND NEWSTEAD ABBY A TOUR ON THE PRAIRIES SATIRICAL WORKS: KNICKERBOCKER'S HISTORY OF NEW YORK LETTERS OF JONATHAN OLDSTYLE, GENT. HISTORICAL WORKS: THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN BONNEVILLE ASTORIA CHRONICLE OF THE CONQUEST OF GRANADA LIFE OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON: VOLUME I THE STUDENT'S LIFE OF WASHINGTON DRAMAS: THE WILD HUNTSMAN ABU HASSAN POEMS: ECHO AND SILENCE ON PASSAIC FALLS RHYMED ADDRESS THE DULL LECTURE TO MISS EMILY FOSTER ON HER BIRTHDAY SONG THE LAY OF THE SUNNYSIDE DUCKS SIGNS OF THE TIMES WRITTEN IN THE DEEP DENE ALBUM EXTRACTS FROM ABU HASSAN SONG FROM THE WILD HUNTSMAN CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN WASHINGTON IRVING AND EDGAR ALLAN POE BIOGRAPHY: WASHINGTON IRVING by Charles Dudley Warner
This carefully crafted ebook: "Life of George Washington (Illustrated Edition)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. George Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of the United States (1789-97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the United States Constitution, which replaced the Articles of Confederation and remains the supreme law of the land. Washington was born into the provincial gentry of Colonial Virginia; his wealthy planter family owned tobacco plantations and slaves which he inherited; he owned hundreds of slaves throughout his lifetime, but his views on slavery evolved. He became a young but senior officer in the colonial militia during the first stages of the French and Indian War. He was chosen by the Second Continental Congress in 1775 to be commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolution. Historians laud Washington for the selection and supervision of his generals, preservation and command of the army, coordination with the Congress, with state governors and their militia, and attention to supplies, logistics, and training. In battle, however, Washington was repeatedly outmaneuvered by British generals with larger armies. Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington and Oliver Goldsmith, and several histories of 15th-century Spain, dealing with subjects such as the Moors and the Alhambra. Irving served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846.
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Short Stories of Washington Irving: The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Bracebridge Hall, Tales of a Traveler, The Alhambra, Woolfert's Roost & The Crayon Papers Collections (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Contents: INTRODUCTION SPEECH: NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 18, 1842 by Charles Dickens THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, GENT. The Voyage Roscoe The Wife Rip van Winkle English Writers on America Rural Life in England The Broken Heart The Art of Book-making A Royal Poet The Country Church The Widow and Her Son A Sunday in London The Boar's Head Tavern, Eastcheap The Mutability of Literature Rural Funerals The Inn Kitchen The Spectre Bridegroom Westminster Abbey Christmas The Stage Coach Christmas Eve Christmas Day The Christmas Dinner London Antiques Little Britain Stratford-on-Avon Traits of Indian Character Philip of Pokanoket John Bull The Pride of The Village The Angler The Legend of Sleepy Hollow L'Envoy BRACEBRIDGE HALL The Hall The Busy Man Family Servants The Widow The Lovers Family Reliques An Old Soldier The Widow's Retinue Ready-Money Jack Bachelors A Literary Antiquary The Farmhouse Horsemanship Love Symptoms Falconry Hawking Fortune-Telling Love-Charms A Bachelor's Confessions Gipsies Village Worthies The Schoolmaster The School A Village Politician The Rookery May-Day The Culprit Lover's Troubles The Wedding The Stout Gentleman The Student of Salamanca Annette Delarbre Dolph Heyliger TALES OF A TRAVELLER Strange Stories by a Nervous Gentleman Buckthorne and His Friends The Italian Banditti The Money Diggers WOLFERT'S ROOST AND MISCELLANIES ...
 IN the spring of 1829, the author of this work, whom curiosity had brought into Spain, made a rambling expedition from Seville to Granada in company with a friend, a member of the Russian Embassy at Madrid. Accident had thrown us together from distant regions of the globe and a similarity of taste led us to wander together among the romantic mountains of Andalusia. Should these pages meet his eye, wherever thrown by the duties of his station, whether mingling in the pageantry of courts, or meditating on the truer glories of nature, may they recall the scenes of our adventurous companionship, and with them the recollection of one, in whom neither time nor distance will obliterate the remembrance of his gentleness and worth.

And here, before setting forth, let me indulge in a few previous remarks on Spanish scenery and Spanish travelling. Many are apt to picture Spain to their imaginations as a soft southern region, decked out with the luxuriant charms of voluptuous Italy. On the contrary, though there are exceptions in some of the maritime provinces, yet, for the greater part, it is a stern, melancholy country, with rugged mountains, and long sweeping plains, destitute of trees, and indescribably silent and lonesome, partaking of the savage and solitary character of Africa. What adds to this silence and loneliness, is the absence of singing-birds, a natural consequence of the want of groves and hedges. The vulture and the eagle are seen wheeling about the mountain-cliffs, and soaring over the plains, and groups of shy bustards stalk about the heaths; but the myriads of smaller birds, which animate the whole face of other countries, are met with in but few provinces in Spain, and in those chiefly among the orchards and gardens which surround the habitations of man.

In the interior provinces the traveller occasionally traverses great tracts cultivated with grain as far as the eye can reach, waving at times with verdure, at other times naked and sunburnt, but he looks round in vain for the hand that has tilled the soil. At length he perceives some village on a steep hill, or rugged crag, with mouldering battlements and ruined watchtower: a stronghold, in old times, against civil war, or Moorish inroad; for the custom among the peasantry of congregating together for mutual protection is still kept up in most parts of Spain, in consequence of the maraudings of roving freebooters.

The wind now springing up, the Tonquin got under way, and stood in to seek the channel; but was again deterred by the frightful aspect of the breakers, from venturing within a league. Here she hove to; and Mr. Mumford, the second mate, was despatched with four hands, in the pinnace, to sound across the channel until he should find four fathoms depth. from Chapter VII The storied wildness of the American West captured the imagination of Washington Irving as completely as did the cultured romance of Europe, and the native New Yorker had barely returned home, in 1832, from nearly two decades abroad in England, France, Germany, and Spain when he set out again, this time for the frontier. The West truly was still wild then, to Continental and colonial eyes, and Irving was moved to tell one of the most fascinating adventure tales of the hardy men who explored and mapped it. This is Irvings lost classic, a riveting, rollicking account of John Jacob Astors grand dreams of building a fur-trading empire in the Pacific Northwest, of the expeditions he sent West, and of his ultimateand abysmalfailure. First published in 1836, Astoria has been unfairly maligned as historically inaccurate, but more recent scholarship has proven the books detractors wrong: this is not only an essential work of brilliant literature by one of the great American writers, it is also an important factual chronicle of a foundational era of the American story that should not be forgotten. American author WASHINGTON IRVING (17831859) wrote extensively in the areas of history and historical biography but is best known for his short fiction, including The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle.
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