Washington Irving was the first American writer who became world-famous. He was a pioneer, who had an impact on the American literature. In the essay "Spanish Romance" Washington Irving speculates on the specifics of the Spain culture. The author has enough experience to describe Spain. He spent some years there. In Spain he studied manuscripts relating to the era of America's discovery. Washington Irving was also the American ambassador at the Spanish yard. The author begins with the history of Spain and states that its culture was influenced by the Arabs. Washington Irving skillfully uses in his works folklore, historical documents, sketches, legends, national fairy tales, biographic memoirs and descriptions. Enjoy the brilliant language and original thoughts of the author. Let the great person speak to you.