By Washington Irving
Whilst Washington Irving first released this number of essays, sketches, and tales—originally entitled The comic strip e-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.—readers greeted it with enthusiasm, and Irving emerged as America's first winning expert author.
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle," of America's so much recognizable and enjoyed works of fiction, demonstrate Irving's skill to depict American landscapes and tradition so vividly that readers think themselves part of them. And it really is at the foundation of those vintage stories that Irving is mostly credited with inventing the fast tale as a unique literary style. This quantity additionally includes lightly ironic items approximately lifestyles in England that replicate the author's curiosity within the traditions of the outdated global and his longings for his domestic within the New.
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Anne could not have known this at first, but she was receiving excellent training to be a governess, learning music, drawing, and even Latin along with more general studies in literature, history, and geography. Another key event in their lives was the seemingly inauspicious arrival of a set of toy soldiers purchased by Patrick in 1826. The eldest children, Charlotte and Branwell, apparently soon began transforming the figures into favorite semi-historical characters and inventing plays and tales involving them; the youngest, Emily and Anne, were brought in on the game as well.
Another key event in their lives was the seemingly inauspicious arrival of a set of toy soldiers purchased by Patrick in 1826. The eldest children, Charlotte and Branwell, apparently soon began transforming the figures into favorite semi-historical characters and inventing plays and tales involving them; the youngest, Emily and Anne, were brought in on the game as well. The writings developed over time into a remarkable series of extended prose manuscripts relating to a fictional kingdom called Glasstown, which the children located at the mouth of the Niger in Africa.
At home there was, perhaps, the distraction of what may have been affectionate attentions from her father舗s curate, William Weightman, though there is now no way to know how serious he might have been or how she may have responded. But even if she were attracted to him, Anne was never one to shirk responsibility: By May 1840 she was on her way to the family of Reverend Edmund Robinson at Thorp Green, near York, where she would remain until the summer of 1845. ) At the beginning no happier there than in her first post, over the years Anne seems to have become close to the Robinson children, and she remained in contact with the elder girls even after she left the house.