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Washington Irving

exploration of historical context

Katherine Ja

on 23 October 2012

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American author : essayist : biographer : historian Washington Irving Early Years Legacy Born on April 3, 1783 in New York City, New York
Parents: William Irving Sr. and sarah Sanders
Had 11 children, only 8 survived until adulthood
Named in honor of George Washington
Found much of his inspiration as a writer in his early years
i.e. Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle At 19: wrote letters to the New York Morning Chronicle
Created literary magazine Salmagundi
First Major Book: A History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, by Diedrich Knickerbocker (18
Became the editor of Analectic magazine
wrote biographies of naval heroes First Major Writings Life in Europe Return to America PRESENTED BY:
Negeen Abrishamcar
Helene Hong
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Priscilla Liu originator of the American Short Story 1815 1832 1826 import/export
firm (Liverpool) moves to Madrid (Spain) returns to America 1829 Secretary of U.S. Legation (London) 1819 Sketch Book published 1821 1822 Paris Dresden, Germany Irving wrote many books, the most famous being Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle.

All his stories took place solely in America.

Irving was the first man to live off of only money made from his short stories and other works.

He perfected the American short story.

First used the name "Gotham" to describe New York.

Invented the expression, "the almighty dollar." westward - Oklahoma 1835 A Tour of the Prairies Astoria published 1837 The Adventures of Captain Bonnerville published 1842 Madrid, Spain 1846 Tarrytown, NY 1849 Biography of Oliver Goldsmith published 1850 Began working on the Life of George Washington 1859 (cc) image by jantik on Flickr Died on November 28 America 1832 published 1836 Issues and Themes Old versus New
Life after American Revolution
(political satire)
Parallelism with Irving's life
appearance versus reality WORKS CITED Wyman, Sarah. "Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle: A Dangerous Critique Of A New Nation." Anq 23.4 (2010): 216-222. Academic Search Premier. Web. 23 Oct. 2012.
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Braley, Laura. "PAL: Washington Irving (1783-1859)." PAL: Washington Irving (1783-1859).
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