Item description for Washington Irving: Three Western Narratives: A Tour on the Prairie / Astoria / The Adventures of Captain Bonneville (Library of America) by Washington Irving...
Overview Presents three portraits of the early American frontier by Washington Irving, including "A Tour on the Prairie," an account of his odyssey through modern-day Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, and "Astoria," about John Jacob Astor.
Publishers Description AmericaA's first internationally acclaimed author, Washington Irving, was also one of the first to write about its then far-western frontier. After seventeen years in Europe, the famous author of A"The Legend of Sleepy HollowA" returned to America and undertook an extensive three-month journey through present-day Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Describing scenery and inhabitants with an eye to romantic sublimity and celebrating the frontiersmanA's A"secret of personal freedom,A" Irving published his account of that journey in 1835 as A Tour on the Prairies, an early and distinctly American depiction of the young nationA's borderland and its native inhabitants.
Irving followed up this eyewitness account with two works that chart the dramatic and tumultuous history of the early American fur trade, very much in the spirit of James Fenimore CooperA's Leatherstocking Tales. Astoria (1836) recounts John Jacob AstorA's attempt to establish a commercial empire in the Pacific Northwest. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville (1837) is a lively saga of exploration among the mountains, rivers, and deserts of the Far West. While working closely from original documents, Irving wrote also as a mythologist of the vast spaces traversed by A"Sindbads of the wilderness.A" In these three compelling narratives he opened up a crucial region of the American literary imagination influencing such authors as Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 5" Height: 8" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Jan 26, 2004
Publisher Library of America
ISBN 1931082537 ISBN13 9781931082532
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Washington Irving, one of the first American authors to earn his living from writing, was born in 1783 and died in 1859.
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