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Tales of a Traveller

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1824. Washington Irving was the first American literary artist to earn his living solely through his writings and is considered to be the Father of the American Short Story. A collection of tales written after visits to Germany and France, was largely considered a failure. The four parts of Tales include: Strange Stories by a Nervous Gentlemen; Buckthorne and His Friends; ...more
Hardcover, 284 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by IndyPublish.com (first published 1824)
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Russell
Jul 29, 2013 Russell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tales of a Traveller by Washinton Irving is a mostly interesting read. The book is a collection of small stories with the author serving only as a means to hear these tales from other characters in the book. The locales and stories vary greatly, ranging from good fun, to morals of living, to more serious tones of dangers and trials. It is truly enjoyable in that it is hard to tell where the story will go sometimes between the different tales. A must read for lovers of 19th century literature!
John Hatley
Dec 16, 2015 John Hatley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent collection of stories by an excellent story-teller!
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Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He began his literary career at the age of nineteen by writing newspaper articles under the pseudonym, "Jonathan Oldstyle."

In 1809, he published, The History of New York, under his most well known public persona, Diedrich Knickerbocker.

Irving is best known for his short stories, "The Legend of
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“There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stage coach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in a new place.” 52 likes
“Sometimes he spent hours together in the great libraries of Paris, those catacombs of departed authors, rummaging among their hoards of dusty and obsolete works in quest of food for his unhealthy appetite. He was, in a manner, a literary ghoul, feeding in the charnel-house of decayed literature.” 16 likes
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