Washington Irving

Standard Name: Irving, Washington


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Family and Intimate relationships Mary Shelley
MS turned down a marriage proposal from actor-manager John Payne , a friend of Washington Irving .
Mellor, Anne K. Mary Shelley: Her Life, Her Fiction, Her Monsters. Routledge.
Friends, Associates Frances Trollope
While in Paris, they were invited to spend time at the country estate La Grange, owned by General Lafayette , who had fought during the French Revolution.
Heineman, Helen. Mrs. Trollope: The Triumphant Feminine in the Nineteenth Century. Ohio University Press.
FT reportedly made an excellent...
Friends, Associates Mary Shelley
MS also met the leading women writers of her later years: Jane Porter , Catherine Gore , Caroline Norton , and LEL . She was friendly, too, with Thomas Moore , Prosper Mérimée , Washington Irving
Literary responses Matilda Charlotte Houstoun
Though Sara Josepha Hale , author of Woman's Record, called Houstoun a lively, fluent writer,
Hale, Sarah Josepha. Woman’s Record. Harper and Brothers.
this is the first and last compliment offered in a review which is kept brief because even the...
Occupation Fanny Kemble
FK made her Washington debut, playing to an audience that included John Quincy Adams and Washington Irving .
Clinton, Catherine. Fanny Kemble’s Civil Wars. Simon and Schuster.
Performance of text Susanna Centlivre
It was published the following month, ascribed to the Author of The Gamester,
Monthly Catalogue, 1714 - 1717. Bernard Lintot.
1 (no. 1): 4
with a dedication to the future George I . This political gamble (with Queen Anne still on...
Publishing Juliana Horatia Ewing
She had met Caldecott in June 1879, when she already warmly admired his illustrations for works by Washington Irving . She specifically asked him for a picture of a fair-haired boy riding a red-haired pony...
Reception Mary Russell Mitford
Our Village is often said to have inaugurated its genre of small-scale, local-colour sketch writing, but (apart from Washington Irving 's Geoffrey Crayon's Sketch Book, 1819) it owes an obvious debt to the work...
Reception Catharine Maria Sedgwick
A measure of her success as a writer is the fact that in 1834 CMS was one of only two women (the other was Martha Washington ) chosen for inclusion in the National Portrait Gallery...
Textual Features Grace Aguilar
GA 's representation of Jews and Jewish history was profoundly influenced by novelists, pre-eminently Walter Scott , and by historians including Americans Washington Irving and William H. Prescott .
Ragussis, Michael. Figures of Conversion: "The Jewish Question" and English National Identity. Duke University Press.
Textual Production Isabel Hill
IH 's other translations are Chateaubriand 's The Last of the Abencerages (included, with her name, in the Standard Novels edition of Washington Irving 's Tales of the Alhambra, 1835); the same author's Sketches...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Mary Anne Jevons
She includes a few poems on literary subjects: sonnets on the works of John Milton and William Cowper (as edited by Robert Southey ), a sonnet about reading her own youthful diary, and another on...
Travel Anna Brownell Jameson
Before leaving New York for Toronto, ABJ met Washington Irving and John Jacob Astor .
Thomas, Clara. Love and Work Enough: The Life of Anna Jameson. University of Toronto Press.


3 April 1783: Washington Irving, essayist and short story...

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3 April 1783

Washington Irving , essayist and short story writer, was born in New York, New York, .

1820: American writer Washington Irving published...

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American writer Washington Irving published The Sketch Book under the pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon, Gent..

28 November 1859: Washington Irving, American essayist and...

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28 November 1859

Washington Irving , American essayist and short-story writer, died at his house Sunnyside in Irvington, New York.


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