His stay at Bracebridge Hall provides us a pleasant diversion, however, with charming illustrations alongside.I don't know whether Washington Irving took existing stereotypes of English country people, or if he invented them, but that's certainly what we find here. Author Irving, Washington. He popularized the nickname "Gotham" for New York City, and is credited with inventing the expression "the Almighty dollar. Illustrated by Ralph Caledcott. X. It's fairly harmless stuff, though, and written in an efficiently readable style of the flowery journalese type.Personally this is what I really like, usual country life in good old days. His stay at Bracebridge Hall provides us a pleasant diversion, however, with charming illustrations alongside.I don't know whether Washington Irving took existing stereotypes of English country people, or if he invented them, but that's certainly what we find here. Binding Hardback. Read 12 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Image not available. Buy the Paperback Book Bracebridge Hall... by Washington Irving at Indigo.ca, Canada's largest bookstore. The Hall of which I treat has, for aught I know, neither trap-door, nor sliding-panel, nor donjon-keep: and indeed appears to have no mystery about it...In a word, I cannot foresee a single extraordinary event that is likely to occur in the whole term of my sojourn at the Hall. "It is an unusual sort of book, in which the author at the beginning cautions the reader: "[I] have nothing of intricate plot, or marvelous adventure, to promise the reader. Published under his pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon, "Bracebridge Hall" is a sequel of sorts to "The Sketch Book." The Sea-Wolf and Selected Stories (Signet Classics) Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Signet Classics) Amazon calculates a product’s star ratings based on a machine learned model instead of a raw data average. $61.38. The stories within the story took up a little too much time for my taste, but this may have been because I was reading this on my phone during stolen moments. I had to purchase the book immediately after my visit and it is the best book purchase I have ever made The reader, if he has perused the volumes of the Sketch Book, will probably recollect something of the Bracebridge family, with which I once passed a Christmas. "It is an unusual sort of book, in which the author at the beginning cautions the reader: "[I] have nothing of intricate plot, or marvelous adventure, to promise the reader. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most imporThis work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. Washington Irving: Three Western Narratives: A Tour on the Prairie / Astoria / The Adventures of Captain Bonneville (Library of America) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories: Or, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Price: £45.00 $46.51. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Please try again. (Modern Library Classics) Free shipping . Bracebridge Hall. "The first and final versions of Walt Whitman's masterpiece, together in one book. "A charming, idealised picture of rural life in early 19th century England with just the faintest hint of brimstone in the form of Cobbettism.Interesting, easy to read and full of supernatural elements. A little rubbed and soften to spine ends and slightly sunned to spine. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations Book Now Decameron (Hardback or Cased Book) $38.76. Select your address Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of Less a novel than a series of sketches--or a "medley," to use Irving's term from the title page--these tales revolve around the inhabitants of an English manor (based on the real Aston Hall, where Irving often stayed), the characters living in the village nearby, and the stories they tell. by Dodo Press His first book was A History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, by Diedrich Knickerbocker. Book Description. Hardback. "Bracebridge Hall" is a follow-up to "Old Christmas" which looks at the lifestyle of the rich, country dwellers, their servants, friends and neighbors.

Washington Irving (1783-1859), possibly America's first genuine internationally best-selling author, was best known for his short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle." Nathaniel Hawthorne : Collected Novels: Fanshawe, The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, The Marble Faun (Library of America) xiv, 284pp.