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by Washington Irving

eBook Tales of the Alhambra epub
  • ISBN: 8471690268
  • Author: Washington Irving
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: United States
  • Language: Spanish
  • Publisher: Miguel Sanchez (1999)
  • Pages: 308 pages
  • ePUB size: 1563 kb
  • FB2 size 1874 kb
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Tales of the Alhambra (1832) is a collection of essays, verbal sketches and stories by American author Washington Irving (1783–1859) inspired by, and partly written during.

Tales of the Alhambra (1832) is a collection of essays, verbal sketches and stories by American author Washington Irving (1783–1859) inspired by, and partly written during, his 1828 visit to the palace/fortress complex known as the Alhambra in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. Shortly after completing a biography of Christopher Columbus in 1828, Washington Irving travelled from Madrid, where he had been staying, to Granada, Spain.

With The Sketch Book, Irving became a world-famous writer, lionized in French and .

With The Sketch Book, Irving became a world-famous writer, lionized in French and English society and admired by Scott and Byron. He went on to transform what he found into an array of short pieces that sparkle with humor, adventure, mystery, and romance. The Alhambra (1832) was inspired by Irving’s stay during the spring and summer of 1829 at the ancient Moorish palace in Granada, which he called one of the most remarkable, romantic, and delicious spots in the world.

Tales of the Alhambra" is must-reading for the traveler in Spain

Tales of the Alhambra" is must-reading for the traveler in Spain. Irving is best remembered in this country for his collections of American folklore, like the stories of Rip Van Winkle and the Headless Horseman, but in Spain they remember him for the Alhambra stories - in fact, there's a hotel named in his honor in Granada. Irving lived in that beautiful old Moorish palace at a time when it was a neglected ruin, and his wonderful descriptions, interspersed with the folk-tales that he collected from the people of Granada, helped to spark interest in repairing and restoring the.

The Alhambra (1832) was inspired by Irving's stay during the spring and summer of 1829 at the ancient . This second Library of America volume of Washington Irving brings together for the first time three collections of his stories and sketches.

The Alhambra (1832) was inspired by Irving's stay during the spring and summer of 1829 at the ancient Moorish palace in Granada, which he called "one of the most remarkable, romantic, and delicious spots in the world.

Tales of the Alhambra book. Shortly after completing a biography of Christopher Columbus in 1828, Washington Irving traveled from Madrid, where he had been staying, to Granada, Spain. At first sight, he described it as "a most picturesque and beautiful city, situated in one of the loveliest landscapes Tales of the Alhambra is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington Irving.

Tales from the Alhambra. Legend of the Arabian astrologer. Legend of Prince Ahmed al Kamel. Legend of the Moor's legacy. Legend of the three beautiful princesses. Legend of the Rose of the Alhambra. Legend of the two discreet statues.

You can also read the full text online using our ereader. Rough draughts of some of the following tales and essays were actually written during a residence in the Alhambra; others were subsequently added, founded on notes and observations made there. Care was taken to maintain local coloring and verisimilitude; so that the whole might present a faithful and living picture of that microcosm, that singular little world into which I had been fortuitously thrown; and about which the external.

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Washington Irving enjoys perhaps three main advantages over the modern American author

Washington Irving enjoys perhaps three main advantages over the modern American author.

Three story collections of great urbanity and poise from the first American author to burst onto the international literary scene. The Alhambra," Irving's "Spanish Sketchbook," was inspired by his 1829 residence at the ancient Moorish palace at Granada; weaving history, legend, and description, it remains the best guidebook to this haunting place. Over 120 tales in all. Год: 1991. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read.

Washington Irving's tales and extensive color illustrations of locations within the Alhambra.
Comments: (7)
Samulkis
I read this years ago in Spain, when visiting the exquisite Alhambra Palace in Granada, and the elegant prose and stories were a wonderful complement to my experience.

Washington Irving would be later known as a famous 19th century writer of the Hudson River valley school (in future years, the author of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the Headless Horseman, Rip Van Winkle). As the son of a family of means, the young Irving was sent to the European continent to complete his education and gain worldly polish.
In the company of a Russian nobleman, he traveled through Spain and obtained permission of the local authorities for them to camp out in the abandoned Alhambra Palace, which they did for months. His local guide enthralled him with the local Moorish legends, and the result was this delightful book.
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I hadn't read anything written Washington Irving had written anything other than the short stories about Rip Van Winkle and Sleepy Hollow. I was very surprised to learn, during a tour of the Alhambra, than he lived there and wrote a this book based on his experiences. I couldn't wait to read it and, while the style is a bit old-fashioned, the stories are excellent.
YSOP
A Classic, the classic on the Alhambra. Non fiction, and written a century and a half ago. The author was aiming for a pleasant, interesting and amusing read and he nails it. Irving is important historically because he was one of the first american writers to get favorable notice in Europe and of course the Alhambra is redolent of history too. If you want something "up to date" go to Rick Steves.They sell this book today in Granada for tourists!
Vit
A lovely book, much on sale near the Alhambra and little known elsewhere. It is simply the stories that Washington Irving collected during his stay in the Alhambra. Many of the the tales are about "Moorish" gold (an apprenticeship for American gold) of Moorish armies hidden in a preserved form in the rocks below Granada, tales of the Spaniards' wars with the Moors.

The two races were matched in those days, with the Spanish having military superiority (they won after all) and the Moors cultural and intellectual superiority.

This book illuminates our times; thoroughly recommended.
Ienekan
On returning from Spain this spring with fresh memories of The Alhambra of Grenada, I downloaded Washington Irving's work. I wish I had read it before visiting The Alhambra. In these not so dusty pages one views the political and social background of The Alhambra, and hence, all of Spain. The halls, terraces, fountains are richly discussed in this work, mixed in with the Ghostly visions and stories there associated that Irving relates. The stories alone are as fresh as modern television, rich fodder for the imagination.

He also describes Spain as it was in the early 19th century, allowing the traveler to compares his own sojourn there.

Well worth the reading.
Modred
Irving is best known for his early American stories like Rip Van Winkle and the Headless Horseman. The Tales of the Alhambra are for older readers. Young audiences receive them well if, at least in your imagination, you can believe the stories when you tell them.
National Geographic rates the Alhambra as one of the world's top palaces. It is pretty run down, but, with a little imagination it can be seen in its original glory. It is easy to picture Irving camping out with the squatters that overran the place while he listened to their tales around the campfire.
If you like good folktales, these are some of the best.
Rindyt
I had forgotten how well Washington Irving writes. I read this is the wake of visiting the Alhambra and having seen the room in which Irving lived for some time and from which he garnered the stories included in this book. I was glad to have read it, as it increased my appreciation for the accomplishments of the Moors during their centuries-long stay in Spain, and of the chivalry so valued during that era. A person with a curiosity about history, especially of Spain's, might like to read this.
Fun book but not to be taken seriously. Fun ancient tales of the myths surrounding this astonishing palace/citadel in Grenada. Some very archaic language so recommend keeping dictionary near-by or using e-reader. It is a fun read if you are going to Grenada or were there recently.
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