Tales of the Alhambra

" A must-read for modern-day visitors to the Alhambra, this edition presents a fascinating selection of Irving's observations and stories.

Tales of the Alhambra

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.

Tales of the Alhambra

The famous Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, served as the major influence for this collection of essays and sketches by Washington Irving.

Tales of the Alhambra

The famous Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, served as the major influence for this collection of essays and sketches by Washington Irving. Blending history, myth, and natural descriptions, Irving’s book became an indispensable attribute of the city’s newsstands and boutique shops. The truthful and picturesque account of the palace, the book is often deemed responsible for the revival of interest in this masonry of old. The pages are saturated with Irving’s own personal account during his stay, turning this work into a magical adventure for readers and tourists alike. Versatile as the subject matter of his literary oeuvre, the name of Washington Irving still echoes in the corridors of the American literary canon. Having earned special status as a man of letters in America and Europe alike, Irving’s fame stems primarily from his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". An avid biographer and historian, his influence can be felt within a vast group of American and British authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, E. A. Poe, Charles Dickens, and Sir Walter Scott.

Tales of the Alhambra

Washington Irving (1783-1859), considerado "patriarca de la literatura americana" y "el mejor escritor de habla inglesa de su tiempo", narra en libro las fascinantes leyendas populares relacionadas con la Alhambra, recogidas en su visita a ...

Tales of the Alhambra

This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from GeneralBooksClub.com. You can also preview excerpts from the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Original Published by: Raphael Tuck in 1875 in 296 pages; Subjects: Spain; Architecture / History / General; Fiction / Classics; History / Europe / Spain & Portugal; Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General; Literary Criticism / American / General; Social Science / Folklore & Mythology; Travel / Europe / Spain & Portugal; Travel / Essays & Travelogues;

Tales of the Alhambra

A collection of essays, verbal sketches and stories by American author Washington Irving (1783-1859) inspired by, and partly written during, his 1828 visit to the palace/fortress complex known as the Alhambra in Granada, Andalusia, Spain.

Tales of the Alhambra


TALES OF THE ALHAMBRA CHRONICLE OF THE CONQUEST OF GRANADA

Through these stories, sketches and essays it is described the author's journey through Spain in Andalusia, where he gives a general description of the country and people.

TALES OF THE ALHAMBRA   CHRONICLE OF THE CONQUEST OF GRANADA

"Tales of the Alhambra" is a collection of essays, verbal sketches and stories about the Moors and Spaniards. Through these stories, sketches and essays it is described the author's journey through Spain in Andalusia, where he gives a general description of the country and people. The collection consists of around 30 Tales about the Alhambra, the city castle of the last Moorish rulers in Al-Andalus. The stories are dealing, for the most part, with after-Moorish period in which the Alhambra has been managed as a possession of the Spanish kings and was left to decay. "Tales of the Alhambra” is translated into many languages and is considered one of the most important works of the author. During Irving's stay in Spain, after the success of his previous books, he was invited to stay at the palace of the Duke of Gor, who gave him unfettered access to his library containing many medieval manuscripts. It took him just a year to complete The Chronicles of the Conquest of Granada. The book is covering the long process of banishing the Moors from Spain and Portugal. Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. Irving also served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846.

Tales from the Alhambra

" Surrounded by all this beauty, Irving "recreated the strangest, most gifted, most unreal monarchy that ever reared its fabric for a time in Europe." Irving's "Tales from the Alhambra" were born ... Reprint of the 1910 edition.

Tales from the Alhambra

In 1826 Washington Irving went to Spain during a seventeen year visit to Europe. It always was his habit to write about his experiences and to reflect on them in comparison to his home country. "But when he found himself across the Pyrenees, - for the first time, he lost himself in a country ..." Surrounded by all this beauty, Irving "recreated the strangest, most gifted, most unreal monarchy that ever reared its fabric for a time in Europe." Irving's "Tales from the Alhambra" were born ... Reprint of the 1910 edition.

Tales of the Alhambra Illustrated edition

This acquaintance with the historical relic inspired him to write this book. In addition to historical descriptions and essays the book contains many magnificent legends that have become loved by millions of readers.

Tales of the Alhambra  Illustrated edition

For a while, the famous writer Irving Washington was an employee of the American diplomatic mission in Spain. He spent three months in the famous Alhambra Palace. This acquaintance with the historical relic inspired him to write this book. In addition to historical descriptions and essays the book contains many magnificent legends that have become loved by millions of readers. By the way, Irving's work is still called the Alhambra guidebook.

Tales of the Alhambra by Washington Irving Delphi Classics Illustrated

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Tales of the Alhambra by Washington Irving - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Washington Irving’.

Tales of the Alhambra by Washington Irving   Delphi Classics  Illustrated

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The Spanish Account Tales of the Alhambra Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada Unabridged

Through these stories, sketches and essays it is described the author's journey through Spain in Andalusia, where he gives a general description of the country and people.

The Spanish Account  Tales of the Alhambra   Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada  Unabridged

Tales of the Alhambra is a collection of essays, verbal sketches and stories about the Moors and Spaniards. Through these stories, sketches and essays it is described the author's journey through Spain in Andalusia, where he gives a general description of the country and people. The collection consists of around 30 Tales about the Alhambra, the city castle of the last Moorish rulers in Al-Andalus. The stories are dealing, for the most part, with after-Moorish period in which the Alhambra has been managed as a possession of the Spanish kings and was left to decay. "Tales of the Alhambra" is translated into many languages and is considered one of the most important works of the author. During Irving's stay in Spain, after the success of his previous books, he was invited to stay at the palace of the Duke of Gor, who gave him unfettered access to his library containing many medieval manuscripts. It took him just a year to complete The Chronicles of the Conquest of Granada. The book is covering the long process of banishing the Moors from Spain and Portugal.

Tales of the Alhambra

The book also progresses through the present (1829), corresponding to the reality that the author lives. This allows you to show a rich picture of the Granada of the time, its streets, its people, its customs, etc.

Tales of the Alhambra

Narrated in the first person by the author himself, he tells us how he begins a journey through Andalusian lands that will take him to Granada. There he settles down and meets various characters who will tell him stories and legends about the Alhambra and its Hispanic-Muslim past. The book also progresses through the present (1829), corresponding to the reality that the author lives. This allows you to show a rich picture of the Granada of the time, its streets, its people, its customs, etc.