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The Alhambra : A Series of Tales and Sketches of the Moors and Spaniards

By Irving, Washington

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Book Id: WPLBN0000578389
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Title: The Alhambra : A Series of Tales and Sketches of the Moors and Spaniards  
Author: Irving, Washington
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Children's literature, Children's fiction
Collections: Children's Literature Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association

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Irving, W. (n.d.). The Alhambra : A Series of Tales and Sketches of the Moors and Spaniards. Retrieved from http://www.worldebookfair.com/


Excerpt
Excerpt: LIFE OF IRVING WASHINGTON. IRVING was born in New York, April 3, 1783, and died at Sunnyside, his country home near Tarrytown, N. Y., November 28, 1859. These dates are easily remembered if we bear in mind that his life lies, roughly speaking, between the close of the Revolution and the beginning of the Civil War. Although of no great significance, it is interesting to know that the Irvings traced their ancestry back to one who was Robert Bruce s armor-bearer. Irving s father was born in one of the Orkney Islands. When a young man he went to sea and after a little became a minor officer on a British packet sailing between Falmouth and New York. At Falmouth he met and married Sarah Sanders, and soon after, still a young man, he left the sea and became a merchant in New York. He was a good man, strictly honest, a stern Presbyterian. Mrs. Irving was a warm-hearted woman of fine nature and good intellect. One gains the impression that the children respected their father and loved their mother.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: PAGE -- THE JOURNEY 1 -- PALACE OF THE ALHAMBRA, 31 -- IMPORTANT NEGOTIATIONS THE AUTHOR SUCCEEDS TO THE -- THRONE or BOABDIL, 44 -- INHABITANTS OF THE ALHAMBRA 50 -- THE HALL OF AMBASSADORS 55 -- THE JESUITS LIBRARY, 60 -- ALHAMAR, THE FOUNDER OF THE ALHAMBRA, 60 -- YUSEF ABUL HAGIG, THE FINISHER OF THE ALHAMBRA, 67 -- THE MYSTERIOUS CHAMBERS, 71 -- PANORAMA FROM THE TOWER OF COMARES, 79 -- THE TRUANT 86 -- THE BALCONY 89 -- THE ADVENTURE OF THE MASON, 95 -- THE COURT OF LIONS 98 -- THE ABENCERRAGES, 105 -- MEMENTOS OF BOABDIL 116 -- PUBLIC FETES OF GRANADA 121 -- LOCAL TRADITIONS, 128


 

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