The Complete Tales Of Washington Irving

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Hachette Books, 1998年3月22日 - 798 頁
Washington Irving (1783–1859) was the first American literary artist to earn his living solely through his writings and the first to enjoy international acclaim. In addition to his long public service as a diplomat, Irving was amazingly prolific: His collected works fill forty volumes that encompass essays, history, travel writings, and multi-volume biographies of Columbus and Washington. But it is Irving's mastery of suspense, characterization, tempo, and irony that transforms his fiction into virtuoso performances, earning him his reputation as the father of the American short story. Charles Neider has gathered all sixty-one of Irving's tales, originally scattered throughout his many collections of nonfiction essays and sketches, into one magnificent volume. Together, they reveal his wide range: besides the expected classics like "Rip Van Winkle," "The Spectre Bridegroom," "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," and "The Devil and Tom Walker," his fiction embraces realistic tales, ghost stories, parodies, legends, fables, and satires. For those familiar only with secondhand retellings of Irving's most famous tales, this collection offers the opportunity to step inside Washington Irving's imagination and partake of its innumerable and timeless pleasures.
 

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用戶評語  - Peg - Goodreads

Great to revisit some of my favorite Washington Irving Tales, but too much to sit and read the book from cover to cover. Have purchased a copy (used Amazon) and look forward to savoring the rest of the stories at a leisurely pace. 閱讀評論全文

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RIP WAN WINKLE
3
THE SPECTRE BRIDEGROOM
19
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW
31
THE STOUT GENTLEMAN
57
THE STUDENT OF SALAMANCA
66
ANNETTE DELARBRE
122
DOLPH HEYLIGER
141
Strange Stories by a Nervous Gentleman
195
LEGEND OF PRINCE AHMED AL KAMEL
512
LEGEND OF THE MOORS LEGACY
536
LEGEND OF THE THREE BEAUTIFUL PRINCESSES
557
LEGEND OF THE ROSE OF THE ALHAMBRA
574
THE GOVERNOR AND THE NOTARY
586
GOVERNOR MANCO AND THE SOLDIER
593
LEGEND OF THE TWO DISCREET STATUES
606
SPANISH ROMANCE
620

Grandfather
215
ADVENTURE OF THE GERMAN STUDENT
223
Buckthorne and His Friends
265
MAN
337
THE INN AT TERRACINA
361
ADVENTURE OF THE LITTLE ANTIQUARY
371
THE BELATED TRAVELLERS
378
The MoneyDiggers
427
THE ADVENTURE OF THE MASON
491
WOLFERTS ROOST
640
THE CREOLE VILLAGE
654
THE WIDOWS ORDEAL
693
A CONTENTED MAN
717
THE EARLY EXPERIENCES OF RALPH RINGWOOD
732
THE COUNT WAN HORN
758
LEGEND OF THE ENGULPHED CONVENT
777
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Charles Neider is a noted literary critic, editor, and novelist. His many books as editor include Washington Irving's George Washington: A Biography, The Complete Humorous Sketches, Tales of Mark Twain, The Great West: A Treasury of Firsthand Accounts, The Complete Short Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson, The Complete Essays of Mark Twain, and The Autobiography of Mark Twain. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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