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Tales Of The Alhambra

Author : Washington Irving
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Tales Of The Alhambra

Author : Washington Irving
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Upon his 1829 arrival in Granada, Spain, American author Washington Irving was immediately charmed by the city's beauty and picturesque qualities. While researching a book on the conquest of Granada, he gained access to the Alhambra Palace, which had fallen into disrepair after years of neglect. Irving became a guest at the ancient fortress, where he found himself in the company of several colorful inhabitants. During his sojourn, the writer became increasingly enamored of the grand palace and its wealth of history and folklore. The result is this captivating collection of essays, sketches, and tales. As Irving notes in his Preface, "It was my endeavor scrupulously to depict its half Spanish, half Oriental character; its mixture of the heroic, the poetic, and the grotesque; to revive the traces of grace and beauty fast fading from its walls; to record the regal and chivalrous traditions concerning those who once trod its courts; and the whimsical and superstitious legends of the motley race now burrowing among its ruins." A must-read for modern-day visitors to the Alhambra, this edition presents a fascinating selection of Irving's observations and stories.

The Alhambra

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The Alhambra: Tales of the Alhambra is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington Irving. The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. ROUGH draughts of some of the following tales and essays were actually written during a residence in the Alhambra; others were subsequently added, founded on notes and observations made there. Care was taken to maintain local coloring and verisimilitude; so that the whole might present a faithful and living picture of that microcosm, that singular little world into which I had been fortuitously thrown; and about which the external world had a very imperfect idea. It was my endeavor scrupulously to depict its half Spanish, half Oriental character; its mixture of the heroic, the poetic, and the grotesque; to revive the traces of grace and beauty fast fading from its walls; to record the regal and chivalrous traditions concerning those who once trod its courts; and the whimsical and superstitious legends of the motley race now burrowing among its ruins.

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Author : Washington Irving
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Tales Of The Alhambra Selected For Use In Schools With An Introduction And Explanatory Notes

Author : Washington Irving
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Tales Of The Alhambra

Author : Washington Irving
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Tales Of The Alhambra

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Tales Of The Alhambra Selected And Abridged Illustrated By Arthur A Dixon And H M Brock Edited By Capt Edric Vredenburg

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The Alhambra

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Tales Of Alhambra

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