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Rural life in England


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ISBN
0898759684,
9780898759686,
Language
English
Category
Subject Country life -- England.
Country life. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00881405
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General. -- bisacsh

Description

Chapters on The Country Church, Rural Funerals, The Stage Coach, Stratford-on-Avon, John Bull, The Angler, and more. Washington Irving ( 1783 - 1859 ), born in New York, was the son of a wealthy British merchant who, following a visit to England, published a volume of essays and tales, The Sketch Book ( 1820 ), containing pieces on both English and American life, and thereby earned himself celebrity on two continents. He is widely believed to be the first American author to earn his living solely through his writings and the first to enjoy international acclaim.