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Sanctuaries in Washington Irving's «The Sketch Book»

The Sketch Book


Hugo G. Walter

The present volume comprises a collection of wonderful and insightful essays exploring the theme of sanctuaries in Washington Irving’s The Sketch Book. These are sanctuaries of natural beauty, peacefulness, architectural splendor, and mythical vitality. In addition, the book presents a short history of sanctuaries in nineteenth-century American and European literature.
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Hugo G. Walter earned his B.A. at Princeton University, his M.A. at Old Dominion University, his Ph.D. in literature at Yale University, and his Ph.D. in interdisciplinary humanities at Drew University. He is Professor of English and Humanities at Berkeley College Online. Walter’s most recent publications include Beautiful Sanctuaries in Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century European Literature (Lang, 2011) and Magnificent Houses in Twentieth-Century European Literature (Lang, 2012). In addition, he has published ten volumes of poetry.

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