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Washington Irving

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859)was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century.He was best known for his short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle", both of which appear in h

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Washington Irving Romantic Writer April 3, 1783-November 28,1859 Short Stories *The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow *Rip Van Winkle Occupation * Short story writer, Essayist, Biographer, Magazine editor, Diplomat Born in New York Historical Works * Biographes of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith, and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects as Christopher Columbus, the Moors, and the Alhambra. * The sketch of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Biography * He made his litery in 1802 with a series of observational letters of the Morning Chronicle, written under the Pseudonym Johnathan Oldstyle . In 1815, After moving to England for his family business, he achieved international fame for The sketch book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. in 1819. Through out his lifetime he published regularly-and almost successfully, and he also a five-volume biography of George Washington just eight months before his death, at age 76, in Tarrytown, New York. Washington Irving, along with James Fenimore Cooper, was among the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe, and Irving encouraged American authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edgar Allen Poe. Washington Irving * He chose to write to support himself and becoming compiling his thoughts in a small journal. One of the books he chose to write about was Boetius' Consolations of Philosophy.
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