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Irving, Washington 1783-1859

Works: 4,984 works in 18,548 publications in 23 languages and 282,435 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Biography  Short stories  Ghost stories  Diaries  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Composer, Author of introduction, Librettist, Conceptor, Honoree, Dedicatee, Other, Performer
Classifications: PS2066, FIC
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Most widely held works by Washington Irving
The legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving( Book )

192 editions published between 1820 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 5,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A superstitious schoolmaster, in love with a wealthy farmer's daughter, has a terrifying encounter with a headless horseman
Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving( Book )

277 editions published between 1827 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 5,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man who sleeps for twenty years in the Catskill Mountains wakes to a much-changed world
The sketch book of Geoffrey Crayon, gent. by Washington Irving( Book )

408 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of miscellaneous sketches, short stories, and essays, many of them humorous; includes such favorites as Rip Van Winkle, The Spectre bridegroom, and The legend of Sleepy Hollow
The Alhambra : palace of mystery and splendor by Washington Irving( Book )

335 editions published between 1805 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 3,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legends, tradition, and fairy tales which time has woven around the ruins of the beautiful Moorish palace
Rip Van Winkle, and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving( Book )

159 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two stories from the Catskill Mountains: one featuring a man who sleeps for twenty years, waking to a much-changed world and the other, a superstitious schoolmaster who encounters a headless horseman
The sketch book by Washington Irving( Book )

294 editions published between 1800 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 3,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales and sketches dealing with Hudson Valley traditions and life in England as seen by an American observer
Astoria, or, Anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains by Washington Irving( Book )

270 editions published between 1800 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The History of the American West Collection is a unique project that provides opportunities for researchers and new readers to easily access and explore works which have previously only been available on library shelves. The Collection brings to life pre-1923 titles focusing on a wide range of topics and experiences in US Western history. From the initial westward migration, to exploration and development of the American West to daily life in the West and intimate pictures of the people who inhabited it, this collection offers American West enthusiasts a new glimpse at some forgotten treasures of American culture. Encompassing genres such as poetry, fiction, nonfiction, tourist guides, biographies and drama, this collection provides a new window to the legend and realities of the American West
A history of New York by Washington Irving( Book )

279 editions published between 1800 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the bicentennial of its original publication-the first full-length book from the father of the American short story 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 view, A History of New York is a chronicle of New York's fifty years under Dutch rule in the 1600s that plays fast and loose with the facts, to uproarious effect. Irving's good-humored spoofing had staying power, and his satire provided the city with its first self-portrait. A History of New York propelled Irving to the heights of literary stardom and even made a little history of its own: New Yorkers are called Knickerbockers to this day
History, tales, and sketches by Washington Irving( Book )

33 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A writer of great urbanity and poise, Washington Irving was America's first internationally acclaimed man of letters. Here in one volume are the writings that established his reputation and earned him the admiration of Hawthorne, Poe, Coleridge, Byron, Scott, and Dickens. Written in the character of an elderly gentleman of the old school, "Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent." is a series of comic reports on the theater, theater-goers, fashions, balls, courtships, duels, and marriages of his contemporary New York. "Salmagundi" continues this roguish style of satire and burlesque, and its freshness, energy, and accomplishment took the Anglo-American literary scene by storm. "A History of New York," a wild and hilarious spoof combining real New York history with political satire, is presented here in its original, unexpurgated version. "The Sketch Book" is a brilliant, captivating story collection that draws on vanishing folkways, depictions of Hudson Valley life, and fable; it contains Irving's best-loved stories, "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
Bracebridge Hall ; Tales of a traveller ; The Alhambra by Washington Irving( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second Library of America volume of Washington Irving brings together for the first time three collections of his stories and sketches. Bracebridge Hall (1822) was published under the pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon, and centers on an English manor, its inhabitants, and the tales they tell. Interspersed with witty, evocative sketches of country life among the English nobility is the well-known tale "The Stout Gentleman" and stories based on English, French, and Spanish folklore, vividly recounted with Irving's inimitable blend of elegance and colloquial dash. Tales of a Traveller (1824), written after a year-long stay in Germany, is a pivotal work in Irving's career, marking his last experiment with fiction before he turned to the writing of history, biography, and adaptation of folktales. The Alhambra (1832) was inspired by Irving's stay during the spring and summer of 1829 at the ancient Moorish palace in Granada, which he called "one of the most remarkable, romantic, and delicious spots in the world."
A tour on the prairies by Washington Irving( Book )

123 editions published between 1835 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of an expedition in Oct. and Nov. 1832 through a part of the unorganized Indian country now the state of Oklahoma
Tales of a traveller by Washington Irving( Book )

246 editions published between 1800 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 - November 28, 1859) was an American author of the early 19th century. Best known for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip van Winkle (both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon), he was also a prolific essayist, biographer and historian. Irving and James Fenimore Cooper were the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe, and Irving is said to have encouraged authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edgar Allan Poe. Irving was also the U.S. minister to Spain 1842-1846
The adventures of Captain Bonneville, U.S.A., in the Rocky Mountains and the Far West by Washington Irving( Book )

120 editions published between 1837 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revised edition of Howes I85: "Explorations and fur-trade operations from Green River to Salt Lake and Walla Walla, 1832-35, including the first account of the trapping expedition over the Sierra to California, led by Joe Walker."
Old Christmas by Washington Irving( Book )

95 editions published between 1810 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprised of five stories originally from the author's Sketchbook
The life and voyages of Christopher Columbus by Washington Irving( Book )

215 editions published between 1827 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The page reads: "captives would be ready for delivery. A duty was to be levied on each slave for the benefit of the royal revenue. In this way the colony would be furnished with all kinds of livestock free of expense; the peaceful invaders would be freed from warlike and inhuman neighbors; the royal treasury would be greatly enriched; and a vast number of souls would be snatched from perdition, and carried, as it were, by main force to heaven. Such is the strange sophistry by which upright men may sometimes deceive themselves. Columbus feared the disappointment of the sovereigns in respect to the product of his enterprises, and was anxious to devise some mode of lightening their expenses until he could open some ample source of profit. The conversion of infidels, by fair means or foul, by persuasion or force, was one of the popular tenets of the day; and in recommending the enslaving of the Caribs, Columbus thought that he was obeying the dictates of his conscience, when he was in reality listening to the incitements of his interest. It is but just to add, that the sovereigns did not accord with his [illegible], but ordered that the Caribs should be converted like the rest of the islanders."
Adventures of Captain Bonneville by Washington Irving( Book )

93 editions published between 1837 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American writer Washington Irving, author of "Rip Van Winkle," presents the fur-trading exploits of the French-born American army captain Benjamin L.E. Bonneville in this 1837 work based on Bonneville's journals of his travels in the West
The Christmas dinner : from the Sketch book by Washington Irving( Book )

33 editions published between 1900 and 1967 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas by Washington Irving( Book )

17 editions published between 1819 and 2000 in English and Danish and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington Irving : representative selections, with introd., bibliography, and notes by Washington Irving( Book )

10 editions published between 1934 and 1971 in English and Zande and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journals and notebooks by Washington Irving( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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History, tales, and sketches
Alternative Names
Agapida, Antonio.

Agapida Antonio 1783-1859

Agapida, Antonio, Fray

Agapida, Fray A. 1783-1859

Agapida, Fray Antonio 1783-1859

Author of The sketch-book.

Author of "The sketch-book," 1783-1859

Āvingu 1783-1859

Crayon , Geoffrey

Crayon Geoffrey 1783-1859

Crayon, Geoffrey, Gent.

Crayon, Geoffrey, Pseud. de Washington Irving

Crayon, Geoffroy 1783-1859

Crayon, Gottfried 1783-1859

Crayon, Greoffrey

Crayton, Geoffrey 1783-1859

Crayton, Geoffroy 1783-1859

Ērvings, Vašingtons, 1783-1859

Hua sheng dun Ou wen 1783-1859

Huashengdun Ouwen 1783-1859

Irfinj, Washinjtun.

Irfinj, Wāshinjtūn, 1783-1859

Irviṅ, Vāṣiṅgtan 1783-1859


Irving, ... 1783-1859

Irving, V.

Irving, V. 1783-1859

Irving, V. (Vashington), 1783-1859

'Irving, Vashington

Irving, Vashington, 1783-1859

Irving, Vašington.

Irving, Vašington 1783-1859

Irving, W.

Irving, W. 1783-1859

Irving, W. (Washington), 1783-1859

Irving, Washington

Irving, Washington, 1783-1858

Irwing , Washington

Irwing, Washington 1783-1859

Kinickerbocker, Diedrich

Knickerbocker , Diedrich

Knickerbocker, Diedrich 1783-1859

Knickerbocker, Diedrick

Knickerbocker, Diedrick, Pseud. de Washington Irving

Knickerbocker Dietrich 1783-1859

Knickerbocker's History of New York, Author of

Langstaff, Launcelot

Langstaff, Launcelot 1783-1859

Oldstyle , Jonathan

Oldstyle, Jonathan 1783-1859

Ou wen 1783-1859

Ou-wen, Hua-sheng-tun.

Ou-wen, Hua-sheng-tun, 1783-1859

Ouwen 1783-1859

Sketch-book, Author of.

Sketch-book, Author of, 1783-1859

Vaşington Irving

Vasingtonius Irving

Vašingtons Ērvings

Vaşinqton İrvinq

Wagstaffe, Launcelot

Washington Irving

Washington, Irving 1783-1859

Washington Irving Amerikaans politicus

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Waşington Irwing

΄Ιρβινγκ, Ουάσινγκτον

Ουάσιγκτον Ίρβινγκ

Вашингтон Ирвинг

Вашингтон Ирвинг американский писатель-романтик

Вашингтон Ірвінг

Вашынгтон Ірвінг

Ирвинг, В.

Ирвинг Вашингтон

Ирвинг, Вашингтон, 1783-1859

Ирвинг У. 1783-1859

Уошингтън Ървинг

Վաշինգտոն Իրվինգ

אוירווינג, וואשינגטאן

אירווינג, וואשינגטון

אירווינג, וושינגטון, 1783-1859

אירװינג, װאשינגטון, 1859־1783

ארווינג, וושינגטן

וושינגטון אירווינג

إرفنج، واشنجتون، 1783-1859

ارونگ، واشنگٹن

إيرفنج، واشنجتن، 1783-1859

إيرفنج، واشنطن، 1783-1859

إيرفنغ، واشنطن، 1783-1859

إيرفينغ، واشنطن، 1783-1859

واشنجتن إرفنج، 1783-1859

واشنطن إيرفنغ، 1783-1859

واشنطن إيرفينغ مؤلف وكاتب أمريكي

واشنگتن اروینگ سیاست‌مدار، وکیل، و دیپلمات آمریکایی

ਵਾਸ਼ਿੰਗਟਨ ਇਰਵਿੰਗ

வாசிங்டன் இர்விங்

အားဗင်း၊ ဝါရှင်တန်

어빙, W. 1783-1859

어빙, 워싱턴 1783-1859

어빙, 워싱톤 1783-1859

어어빙, 워싱턴 1783-1859

워싱턴 어빙

ア-ヴィング, W. 1783-1859

アーヴィング, W.

アーヴィング, ワシントン


アービング, W.




華盛頓歐文 1783-1859

歐文 1783-1859

欧文.华盛顿, 1783-1859

Rip Van WinkleThe sketch book of Geoffrey Crayon, gent.The Alhambra : palace of mystery and splendorRip Van Winkle, and the Legend of Sleepy HollowAstoria, or, Anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky MountainsA history of New YorkHistory, tales, and sketchesBracebridge Hall ; Tales of a traveller ; The Alhambra