A History of New York

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Penguin, Dec 30, 2008 - Fiction - 400 pages
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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 York is 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. The book propelled Irving to the heights of literary stardom.

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Contents

Title Page
BOOK I
CHAPTER II
CHAPTER III
CHAPTER IV
CHAPTER V
CHAPTER
CHAPTER III
CHAPTER V
CHAPTER VI
CHAPTER
CHAPTER III
CHAPTER V
CHAPTER VII
BOOK VI
CHAPTER II

CHAPTER IV
CHAPTER
CHAPTER III
CHAPTER IV
CHAPTER VI
CHAPTER VII
CHAPTER VIII
CHAPTER I
CHAPTER II
CHAPTER IV
CHAPTER III
CHAPTER V
CHAPTER VI
CHAPTER VIII
BOOK VII
CHAPTER IX
CHAPTER X
The Authors Apology
Notes
Copyright

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Washington Irving, one of the first American authors to earn his living from writing, was born in 1783 and died in 1859.

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