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The Alhambra: A Series Of Tales And Sketches Of The Moors And S

Washington Irving

This is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington Irving. Irving lived at the Alhambra Palace while writing some of the material for his book. In 1828, Washington Irving traveled from Madrid, where he had been staying, to Granada, Spain. At first sight, he described it as "a most picturesque and beautiful city, situated in one of the loveliest landscapes that I have ever seen." He immediately asked the then-governor of the historic Alhambra Palace as well as the archbishop of Granada for access to the palace, which was granted because of Irving's celebrity status. Aided by a 35-year old guide named Mateo Ximenes, Irving was inspired by his experience to write Tales of the Alhambra. Throughout his trip, he filled his notebooks and journals with descriptions and observations though he did not believe his writing would ever do it justice. He wrote, "How unworthy is my scribbling of the place." A commemorative plaque in Spanish at the Alhambra reads, "Washington Irving wrote his Tales of Alhambra in these rooms in 1829". The book was instrumental in reintroducing the Alhambra to Western audiences. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales)

This is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington Irving. Irving lived at the Alhambra Palace while writing some of the material for his book. In 1828, Washington Irving traveled from Madrid, where he had been staying, to Granada, Spain. At first sight, he described it as "a most picturesque and beautiful city, situated in one of the loveliest landscapes that I have ever seen." He immediately asked the then-governor of the historic Alhambra Palace as well as the archbishop of Granada for access to the palace, which was granted because of Irving's celebrity status. Aided by a 35-year old guide named Mateo Ximenes, Irving was inspired by his experience to write Tales of the Alhambra. Throughout his trip, he filled his notebooks and journals with descriptions and observations though he did not believe his writing would ever do it justice. He wrote, "How unworthy is my scribbling of the place." A commemorative plaque in Spanish at the Alhambra reads, "Washington Irving wrote his Tales of Alhambra in these rooms in 1829". The book was instrumental in reintroducing the Alhambra to Western audiences. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales)
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This is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington Irving. Irving lived at the Alhambra Palace while writing some of the material for his book. In 1828, Washington Irving traveled from Madrid, where he had been staying, to Granada, Spain. At first sight, he described it as "a most picturesque and beautiful city, situated in one of the loveliest landscapes that I have ever seen." He immediately asked the then-governor of the historic Alhambra Palace as well as the archbishop of Granada for access to the palace, which was granted because of Irving's celebrity status. Aided by a 35-year old guide named Mateo Ximenes, Irving was inspired by his experience to write Tales of the Alhambra. Throughout his trip, he filled his notebooks and journals with descriptions and observations though he did not believe his writing would ever do it justice. He wrote, "How unworthy is my scribbling of the place." A commemorative plaque in Spanish at the Alhambra reads, "Washington Irving wrote his Tales of Alhambra in these rooms in 1829". The book was instrumental in reintroducing the Alhambra to Western audiences. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales)

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English

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10h 46m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:17


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

43:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

46:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

59:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

52:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

42:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

41:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

39:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

42:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

44:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

17:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:36