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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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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Walter, Hugo. Sanctuaries in Washington Irving’s The Sketch Book / Hugo G. Walter. pages cm. — (Studies on Themes and Motifs in Literature; Vol. 121) Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Irving, Washington, 1783–1859. Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, gent. 2. Refuge in literature. I. Title. PS2066.W35 818’.207—dc23 2013041248 ISBN 978-1-4331-2573-7 (hardcover) ISBN 978-1-4539-1263-8 (e-book) ISSN 1056-3970

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