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Standard Classics with Biographical Sketches and Helpful Notes; Arranged and Edited for Use in the Higher Grades of the Common Schools. a Fifth Reader (Paperback) Loot Price: R509
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Standard Classics with Biographical Sketches and Helpful Notes; Arranged and Edited for Use in the Higher Grades of the Common Schools. a Fifth Reader (Paperback)

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH IRVING In his day Washington Irving enjoyed a greater popularity than any other American writer, and he was the first, and for some time the only American who had a reputation in Europe as a man of letters. He was the youngest son of William Irving, a Scotchman and a descendant of the Covenanters, and was born on William Street in New York City, April 3, 1783. His mother named him for the first President of the United States, whose seat of government was then in New York. Irving's education was as good as the schools of those days afforded, but was confined chiefly to Latin, English and music, and was finished when he was sixteen. He read much more than most boys, however, especially Romance, for which he had a great fondness. The Arabian Nights and Robinson Crusoe were his particular favorites, and many a time he stole away to the theatre in John Street, whose forbidden pleasures were very sweet, in spite of the disfavor with which his stern father regarded them. In 1802, the young man became a law clerk in the office of Josiah Ogden Hoffman, but he managed to relieve his studies, which were not very congenial, by reading many delightful books and taking rambling journeys along the Hudson River through the Catskill Mountains and the quiet regions of Sleepy Hollow. These trips were for health as well as for pleasure, for Irving was always delicate. About this time, too, he made his first literary venture in the form of essays in imitation of the Spectator and the Tatter, written over the signature of Jonathan Oldstyle, and contributed to the Morning Chronicle, a paper recently established by his brother, Peter Irving. Irving's health continued to decline, and in 1804 his brothers determined to send him abroad. This first experience of Europ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: unknownauthor • Books Group
Creators: General Books
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 162
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-32216-4
Barcode: 9780217322164
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-32216-6

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