A History of New York

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Penguin, 30 dic 2008 - 400 pagine
In 1809, New Yorkers were buzzing about a series of classified ads concerning the whereabouts of Dutch historian Diedrich Knickerbocker. They were unaware that Washington Irving had invented the man entirely and placed the ads himself. Knickerbocker's purported manuscript, A History of New York, was Irving's own. 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. The book propelled Irving to the heights of literary stardom.

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Introduction
xiii
BOOK I
11
CHAPTER I
13
CHAPTER II
19
CHAPTER III
28
CHAPTER IV
33
CHAPTER V
40
BOOK II
53
BOOK V
183
CHAPTER I
185
CHAPTER II
191
CHAPTER III
196
CHAPTER IV
201
CHAPTER V
208
CHAPTER VI
214
CHAPTER VII
219

CHAPTER I
55
CHAPTER II
62
CHAPTER III
67
CHAPTER IV
74
CHAPTER V
80
BOOK III
87
CHAPTER I
89
CHAPTER II
94
CHAPTER III
101
CHAPTER IV
108
CHAPTER V
113
CHAPTER VI
118
CHAPTER VII
123
CHAPTER VIII
127
BOOK IV
133
CHAPTER I
135
CHAPTER II
143
CHAPTER III
148
CHAPTER IV
155
CHAPTER V
162
CHAPTER VI
170
CHAPTER VII
175
BOOK VI
227
CHAPTER I
229
CHAPTER II
238
CHAPTER III
244
CHAPTER IV
250
CHAPTER V
256
CHAPTER VI
264
CHAPTER VII
270
CHAPTER VIII
280
BOOK VII
289
CHAPTER I
291
CHAPTER II
298
CHAPTER III
304
CHAPTER IV
312
CHAPTER V
315
CHAPTER VI
319
CHAPTER VII
326
CHAPTER VIII
331
CHAPTER IX
337
CHAPTER X
342
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Washington Irving, one of the first American authors to earn his living from writing, was born in 1783 and died in 1859.

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