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Description - The Alhambra (New Edition) by Irving Washington

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 made there. Care was taken to maintain local coloring and verisimilitude; so that the whole might present a faithful and living picture of that microcosm, that singular little world into which I had been fortuitously thrown; and about which the external world had a very imperfect idea. It was my endeavor scrupulously to depict its half Spanish, half Oriental character; its mixture of the heroic, the poetic, and the grotesque; to revive the traces of grace and beauty fast fading from its walls; to record the regal and chivalrous traditions concerning those who once trod its courts; and the whimsical and superstitious legends of the motley race now burrowing among its ruins.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781594626371
ISBN-10: 1594626375
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 190mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Book Jungle
Publisher: Book Jungle
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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