History of New York

ISBN-10: 0143105612

ISBN-13: 9780143105619

Edition: 2008

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For the bicentennial of its original publication—the first full-length book from the father of the American short story 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 Yorkis 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. Irving’s good-humored spoofing had staying power, and his satire provided the city with its first self-portrait. A History of New Yorkpropelled Irving to the heights of literary stardom and even made a little history of its own: New Yorkers are called Knickerbockers to this day.
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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

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