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    Jones, Brian

    Title: Washington Irving: An American Original
    Author: Brian Jay Jones
    Publication Date: January 4, 2008
    Publisher: Arcade Publishing
    Format: Hardcover
    ISBN 10: 1559709360
    ISBN 13: 9781559709361
    Price: $29.99

    The first American writer to make his pen his primary means of support, Washington Irving rocketed to fame at the age of 26. In 1809 he published A History of New York under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker to great acclaim. The public’s appetite for all things Irving was insatiable; his name alone guaranteed sales. At the time, he was one of the most famous men in the world, a friend of Dickens, Hawthorne, and Longfellow, as well as Astor, van Buren, and Madison. But his sparkling public persona was only one side of this gentleman author.

    "Charming." -- New York Times
    "Engaging." -- Washington Post
    "Authoritative." -- Associated Press
    Last edited by Sunnyside; 02-26-2016 at 09:54 PM. Reason: updated info
    Brian
    www.brianjayjones.com

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    Washington Irving (Arcade, 2008)
    Winner of the St. Nicholas Society of New York's Medal for Literary Excellence

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