Knickerbocker Stories from the Old Dutch Days of New York (Classic Reprint)

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He returned to America again in 1846, and from this time lived pleasantly at Sunnyside until his death, November 28, 1859. He began at once upon his Life of Washington, but could not confine his attention to it. He busied himself in 1848 with a revised edition Of his works; in 1849 he wrote his well-known Life Of Goldsmith; in 1850, his Mahomet and his Succes sors. In 1855 he collected a number of minor essays under the title Wolfert's Roost. Finally, in 1855, appeared the first vol ume Of the Life of Washington. The second and third fol lowed at short intervals, and the fourth in 1857. The fifth and last volume was produced with difficulty. Irving was in bad health and in a somewhat depressed state of mind. The last vol ume was published, and the work finished in May, 1859 - Only six months before his death.

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Washington Irving, one of the first Americans to achieve international recognition as an author, was born in New York City in 1783. His A History of New York, published in 1809 under the name of Diedrich Knickerbocker, was a satirical history of New York that spanned the years from 1609 to 1664. Under another pseudonym, Geoffrey Crayon, he wrote The Sketch-book, which included essays about English folk customs, essays about the American Indian, and the two American stories for which he is most renowned--"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle." Irving served as a member of the U.S. legation in Spain from 1826 to 1829 and as minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846. Following his return to the U.S. in 1846, he began work on a five-volume biography of Washington that was published from 1855-1859. Washington Irving died in 1859 in New York.

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