Tales of the Alhambra

legends of the conquest of Spain, and the conquest of Granada
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George Routledge & Co. , London
Statementby Washington Irving.
The Physical Object
Pagination317 p. ;
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A lovely book, much on sale near the Alhambra and little known elsewhere. It is simply the stories that Washington Irving collected during his stay in the Alhambra. Many of the the tales are about "Moorish" gold (an apprenticeship for American gold) of Moorish armies hidden in a preserved form in the rocks below Granada, tales of the Spaniards Cited by: This was the book that cemented the Alhambra's romantic reputation in the minds of the Anglophone reading public.

Based on Irving's three-month stay in the palace inTales of the Alhambra is presented as a series of traveloguish essays and historical sketches, although they really have more to do with his grand ideas about lost Moorish glories than any realities of /5.

Tales of the Alhambra is must-reading for the traveler in Spain and the best souvenir of your visit. Irving is best remembered in this country for his collections of American folklore, like the stories of Rip Van Winkle and the Headless Horseman, but in Spain they remember him for the Alhambra stories.

Irving lived in thel old Moorish palace at /5(44). This book is available for free download in a number of formats - including epub, pdf, azw, mobi and more.

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Rough draughts of some of the following tales and essays were actually written during a residence in the Alhambra; others were subsequently added, founded on notes and observations. Tales of the Alhambra book The Alhambra Language: English: LoC Class: DP: History: General and Eastern Hemisphere: Spain, Portugal: LoC Class: PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature: Subject: Spain -- Social life and customs Subject: Spain -- Social life and customs -- Fiction Subject: Alhambra (Granada, Spain) Subject: Irving, Washington, In Tales of the Alhambra, a pastiche of history and legend, Irving adopted an elegiac tone: "Such is the Alhambra—a Moslem pile in the midst of a Christian land, an Oriental palace amidst the Author: Cullen Murphy.

If you enjoy being transported to the Alhambra, I recommend also reading Philippa Gregory’s wonderful novel The Constant Princess (The Tudor Court series Book 1): It’s a fictionalised account of the life of Catherine of Aragon (first wife of Henry VIII), whose childhood home was the Alhambra.

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Tales of the Alhambra book Washington Irving. Baudry's European Library, - pages. 0 Reviews. Preview this book. 34 rows  He wrote, "How unworthy is my scribbling of the place." A commemorative plaque in. A shortcut named "Tales of the Alhambra" will appear on your desktop. Double-click it to open the activities.

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Check out this great listen on Written inIrving's dreamlike description of the Alhambra, the beautiful Moorish castle that defined the height of Moorish civilization, and the surrounding territory of Granada remains one of the best guidebooks to.

In Tales of the Alhambra, Washington Irving recounts his sojourn from Seville to Granada and his stay in the marvelous Moorish castle-palace, the Alhambra. He engagingly describes the Spanish landscape and people and the Moorish civilization that played such a vital role in Spain for so many hundreds of years.

Tales of the Alhambra Quotes Showing of 8 “Perhaps there never was a monument more characteristic of an age and people than the Alhambra; a rugged fortress without, a voluptuous palace within; war frowning from its battlements; poetry breathing throughout the fairy architecture of.

The Alhambra: Tales of the Alhambra is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington Irving. The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. ROUGH draughts of some of the following tales and essays were actually written during a residence in the Alhambra; others were subsequently added.

A commemorative plaque in Spanish at the Alhambra reads, “Washington Irving wrote his Tales of Alhambra in these rooms in ”.

The book was instrumental in reintroducing the Alhambra to Western audiences. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales) Read: Tales of the Alhambra: The lost Islamic world of Southern Spain—and its modern echoes. A lovely book, much on sale near the Alhambra and little known elsewhere.

It is simply the stories that Washington Irving collected during his stay in the Alhambra. Many of the the tales are about "Moorish" gold (an apprenticeship for American gold) of Moorish armies hidden in a preserved form in the rocks below Granada, tales of the Spaniards /5().

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16cm. Quarter Cloth Hardcover. Ex-Library with the usual treatments. Bound in paper covered boards with blue cloth on the spine. Edges chipped and peeling. Hinges starting, though the textblock is sturdy.?Pages are : $ The Alhambra, a series of tales and sketches of the Moors and Spaniards, was published in May Consisting of a series of essays and short fiction pieces, it was referred to as his "Spanish Sketch Book.".

Great deals on Tales Of The Alhambra In Antiquarian & Collectible Books. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books. Buy a cheap copy of Tales of the Alhambra book. Free shipping over $   The Alhambra: a series of tales and sketches of the Moors and Spaniards was published in MayConsisting of a series of essays and short fiction pieces, it was referred to as his "Spanish Sketch Book." In Irving wrote the "Author's Revised Edition", also titled Tales of the : Wilder Publications.

Robert Irwin has written a compact companion to the history, architectural features, and enduring attraction of the Alhambra. Although this book is in a small guidebook format, the text corrects. Tales of the Alhambra is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington lived at the Alhambra Palace in Granada while writing some of the material for his book.

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The second half of "Tales of the Alhambra" is a collection of romantic tales inspired by the Alhambra's Moorish and Spanish past. They are charming tales clearly inspired by Miguel Cervantes. "Tales of the Alhambra" was published in and has been in continous print. This book survives because of Irving's ability to recreate a beautiful and /5(40).

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All from Actual Experience. Edited by WH CREMER. Illustrated by Warwick Goble (illustrator). New Edition, The MacMillan Company, Hardcover Illustrated by Warwick Goble with the color and b /w illustrations.

Book is clean inside, binding is tight, fabric worn on the spine and corners. Tales of the Alhambra is a collection of ESSAY, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington Irving. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Tales from the Alhambra by Washington Irving,Houghton Mifflin Company edition, in EnglishPages: Tales of the Alhambra is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington Irving.

Shortly after completing a biography of Christopher Columbus inWashington Irving traveled from Madrid, where he had been staying, to Granada, Spain/5(). Tales from the Alhambra.

Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Washington Irving; Josephine V Brower.

Tales from the Alhambra Item Preview remove-circle Ahmed al KamelLegend of the Moor's legacyLegend of the three beautiful princessesLegend of the Rose of the AlhambraLegend of the two discreet statues Addeddate Call number CameraPages: His book, Tales of the Alhambra, has been translated into a large number of languages and published by many publishers.

WASHINGTON IRVING New York -Tarrytown From a rich merchant and English mother, he soon developed a great passion for books. Writer of travel books, stories, biographer, essayist, columnist and poet, was a great.