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Washington Irving - American Writers 25

Washington Irving - American Writers 25: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1963
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Washington Irving - American Writers 25
    Book Description:

    Washington Irving. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5212-9
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Washington Irving
    (pp. 5-44)

    Few writers have successfully stretched a small talent farther than Washington Irving. He was an alert, ingenuous man who liked to be liked, and who tried to write what other people expected of him. His success was at once the measure of his own placid adaptability and of assurance among most of his contemporaries that literary excursions should be pleasantly trivial, skipping over surfaces without disturbing deeper matters of trade or politics, the opening of the West or decisions on what democracy should be. People who spoke their minds sharply, like Philip Freneau or Fenimore Cooper, held Irving in great...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 45-48)