A History of New York

A History of New York


Introduction by: Elizabeth L. Bradley
Notes by: Elizabeth L. Bradley

Format
Ebook
Price
$12.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781440699825
  • 400 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

In 1809, New Yorkers were buzzing about a series of classified ads concerning the whereabouts of Dutch historian Diedrich Knickerbocker. They were unaware that Washington Irving had invented the man entirely and placed the ads himself. Knickerbocker’s purported manuscript, A History of New York, was Irving’s own. Told from Knickerbocker’s point of view, A History of New York is a chronicle of New York’s fifty years under Dutch rule in the 1600s that plays fast and loose with the facts, to uproarious effect. A History of New York propelled Irving to the heights of literary stardom.
A History of New York

A History of New York

Washington Irving, Introduction by: Elizabeth L. Bradley, Notes by: Elizabeth L. Bradley

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