Tales of the Alhambra

Product Number: EB00678187
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781633554795
Publisher: Start Classics
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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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Author(s): Washington Irving
Original Publish Date: Jan 08, 2015

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Author(s): Washington Irving
Narrator(s): Kevin Foley
Genre: History, Travel
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Narrator(s): Kevin Foley
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Narrator(s): Kevin Foley
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