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Alhambra

Or the New Sketch Book (1832)

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The Alhambra: Or the New Sketch Book (1832) by Washington Irving
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Rough draughts of some of the following tales and essays were 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 verisimilitude; so that the whole might present a faithful and living picture 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 depict 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.
Release date NZ
May 1st, 2009
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Kessinger Publishing
Pages
348
Dimensions
152x229x18
ISBN-13
9781104477424
Product ID
4912338

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