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Washington Irving: Passport to American Romanticism. Cathelene Morris Oconee Christian Academy December 6, 2002. The Beginning of American Romanticism. “In the four corners of the globe, who reads an American book?” Sydney Smith Edinburgh Review 1820.
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Washington Irving: Passport to American Romanticism Cathelene Morris Oconee Christian Academy December 6, 2002

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The Beginning of American Romanticism "In the four corners of the globe, who peruses an American book?" Sydney Smith Edinburgh Review 1820

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Just a couple of months before Smith\'s question, an American author named Washington Irving started distributed a progression of papers and stories called The Sketch Book.

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First True "American" Writer The Sketch Book made Washington Irving the main American author to accomplish universal popularity

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Sought to Entertain Washington Irving was the principal American essayist who looked to engage his perusers

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Washington Irving 1783-1859 conceived in New York City (close present-day Wall St.) most youthful of 11 kids guardians were Scottish-English settlers

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Biographical Information his folks incredibly respected General George Washington (henceforth his name) his dad turned into an affluent trader he prepared as an attorney yet rehearsed just quickly indicated artistic guarantee at a very early stage in his life

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Home of Washington Irving, New York

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Writing Career Begins 1802-3 distributed a progression of daily paper articles 1807-8 distributed the Salmagundi papers 1809 distributed 1 st significant work – A History of New York it was as far as anyone knows composed by Deidrich Knickerbocker, an old, unpredictable antiquarian

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this work denoted Irving\'s future course it was outlined exclusively for stimulation it educated no genuine good lessons his life partner kicked the bucket in 1809 records for melancholic cast over rest of his life and work

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Career Shifts to Europe in 1815 cruised for England to assume responsibility of privately-owned company in Liverpool when it bankrupted, he focused on abstract profession went all through England, France, Spain, Germany, and Switzerland composed history of Christopher Columbus

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Literary Career Continues 1819 - 1820 distributed The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent it included "Tear Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" Old Rip

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Irving\'s Literary Pseudonyms Dietrich Knickerbocker Jonathan Oldstyle Geoffrey Crayon

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Irving Widely Recognized By the late 1820s, Irving had picked up a notoriety all through Europe and America as an awesome essayist and mastermind

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Returns to America in 1832 came back from Europe to New York set up his home Sunnyside in Tarrytown never wedded or had kids for next 25 years he imparted Sunnyside to his sibling Ebenezer and Ebenezer\'s 5 little girls

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Sunnyside, Home of Irving

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Facts About Sunnyside situated on Hudson River in Tarrytown, N.Y. obtained by Irving in 1835 for $1,800 initially a two-room Dutch ranch house more than 15 years, craftsman companion George Harvey helped Irving upgrade & add to the first house

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Close-Up of Sunnyside Irving equipped his home with the most progressive innovation of the period, for example, a fridge (cooler), a cast press stove, and indoor pipes.

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More Facts About Sunnyside was gone by numerous specialists, government officials, journalists, and other persuasive individuals Irving\'s house was promoted all through the world in lithographs, magazines, and sightseers maps pictures of  Sunnyside could even be found on stogie boxes, sheet music, and fired pitchers.    

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Irving on the Porch at Sunnyside

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Additional Views of Sunnyside

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Washington Irving\'s congregation, Tarrytown, N.Y

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First Genuine American Stories "Tear Van Winkle" "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" contained unmistakable American settings and characters joined German folktales and legends

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"Tear Van Winkle" Irving\'s best-known story in light of a German folktale set in the Dutch culture of Pre-Revolutionary War in New York State

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Rip Van Winkle Rip, the everlasting kid man never grows up to acknowledge grown-up obligations is a convincing character sort in American fiction Joe Jefferson as Rip Van Winkle

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Setting Rip is a rancher who meanders into the Catskill Mountains close to the Hudson River Scenes from Catskill Mountains and Hudson River

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More Scenes from the Catskills

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Irving\'s Grave On November 28, 1859, on the eve of the Civil War, Washington Irving kicked the bucket at Sunnyside encompassed by his family.

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Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.  He was covered in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery at the Old Dutch Church

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" Genius he had, the nature and the workforce of a creative essayist; what he required was not control but rather opportunity; and at each new shot of life he offered an explanation to the time and put and succeeded." — On Irving George E. Woodberry

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Works Cited All photographs in this PowerPoint presentation originated from the American Memory Collection of the Library of Congress Back to Beginning Home

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