Washington Irving Essay by Peter Pen

Washington Irving
A look at the classic writing style of American legend author, Washington Irving.
# 64130 | 1,325 words | 0 sources | 2006
Published on Feb 26, 2006 in Literature (American)

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Washington Irving was. and still remains. one of the most respected and looked up to authors of all time. The paper explains that his witty stories kept you on the edge of your seat with fictional situations that readers cannot get enough of, even to this day. Writers still examine his writings trying to find out what it is that Mr. Washington Irving had that set him apart from all other literary figures of his time and ours. It explains that one idea leads to his travels of the world and others to his childhood. The writer concludes that we will never know just what it is that Washington Irving was thinking when he wrote the American classics that we still read today.

From the Paper:

"After having worked for three months on the History of the Conquest of Mexico, Irving found out famous historian William Prescott had decided to write a book on the same subject and abandoned his theme, "to be treated by one who will built up from it an enduring monument in the literature of country"(Codway). Between the years 1842-1845 Irving was U.S. Ambassador in Spain. At the age of sixty-two Irving wrote to his friends in America. "My heart yearns for home; and I have now probably turned the last corner in life, and my remaining years are growing scanty in number, I begrude every one that I am obliged to pass separated from my cottage and my kindred..."(Tuttleton)."

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