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9780143105619 608e8b2c02ba708b5aa358c8 A History of New York https://cdn1.storehippo.com/s/607fe93d7eafcac1f2c73ea4/60ae4ef034c393ffa85aee8f/webp/content-id-yeltenehlhecandprintsec-frontcoverandimg-1andzoom-0andsource-gbs_api.png A satirical romp through New York history-from the father of the American short story In 1809, New Yorkers were buzzing about a series of classified ads concerning the whereabouts of Dutch historian Diedrich Knickerbocker. But who was this Knickerbocker? Pure invention: the creation of Washington Irving to drum up interest in his first solo book, A History of New York. Told from Knickerbocker's point of view, A History of New York is a chronicle of New York's fifty years under Dutch rule in the 1600s that plays fast and loose with the facts, to uproarious effect. Irving's good-humored spoofing had staying power, and his satire provided the city with its first self-portrait. A History of New York propelled Irving to the heights of literary stardom and even made a little history of its own: New Yorkers are called Knickerbockers to this day. Introduction and Notes by ELIZABETH L. BRADLEY 9780143105619
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A History of New York

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  • ISBN:9780143105619
  • Author: Washington Irving
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Pages: 363
  • Format: Paperback

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A satirical romp through New York history-from the father of the American short story In 1809, New Yorkers were buzzing about a series of classified ads concerning the whereabouts of Dutch historian Diedrich Knickerbocker. But who was this Knickerbocker? Pure invention: the creation of Washington Irving to drum up interest in his first solo book, A History of New York. Told from Knickerbocker's point of view, A History of New York is a chronicle of New York's fifty years under Dutch rule in the 1600s that plays fast and loose with the facts, to uproarious effect. Irving's good-humored spoofing had staying power, and his satire provided the city with its first self-portrait. A History of New York propelled Irving to the heights of literary stardom and even made a little history of its own: New Yorkers are called Knickerbockers to this day. Introduction and Notes by ELIZABETH L. BRADLEY

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