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The Resource Three western narratives, Washington Irving

Three western narratives, Washington Irving

Label
Three western narratives
Title
Three western narratives
Statement of responsibility
Washington Irving
Title variation
3 western narratives
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: America's first internationally acclaimed author, Washington Irving, was also one of the first to write about its then far-western frontier. After seventeen years in Europe, the famous author of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" returned to America and undertook an extensive three-month journey through present-day Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Describing scenery and inhabitants with an eye to romantic sublimity and celebrating the frontiersman's "secret of personal freedom," Irving published his account of that journey in 1835 as A Tour on the Prairies, an early and distinctly American depiction of the young nation's borderland and its native inhabitants. Irving followed up this eyewitness account with two works that chart the dramatic and tumultuous history of the early American fur trade, very much in the spirit of James Fenimore Cooper's Leather stocking Tales. Astoria (1836) recounts John Jacob Astor's attempt to establish a commercial empire in the Pacific Northwest. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville (1837) is a lively saga of exploration among the mountains, rivers, and deserts of the Far West. While working closely from original documents, Irving wrote also as a mythologist of the vast spaces traversed by "Sindbads of the wilderness." In these three compelling narratives he opened up a crucial region of the American literary imagination influencing such authors as Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1783-1859
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Irving, Washington
Dewey number
978/.02
Index
no index present
LC call number
F592
LC item number
.I74 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Library of America
  • Library of America,
Series volume
146
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astor, John Jacob
  • Bonneville, Benjamin Louis Eulalie de
  • Indians of North America
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • Fur trade
  • Explorers
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • Oklahoma
  • Astoria (Or.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Three western narratives, Washington Irving
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 988-998)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A tour on the prairies -- Astoria, or Anecdotes of an enterprize beyond the Rocky Mountains -- The adventures of Captain Bonneville
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
998 pages
Isbn
9781931082532
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003044202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm52381273
  • (Sirsi) o52381273
  • (TMQ) o52381273
  • 2592485
Label
Three western narratives, Washington Irving
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 988-998)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A tour on the prairies -- Astoria, or Anecdotes of an enterprize beyond the Rocky Mountains -- The adventures of Captain Bonneville
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
998 pages
Isbn
9781931082532
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003044202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm52381273
  • (Sirsi) o52381273
  • (TMQ) o52381273
  • 2592485

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