Member Blogs > Books Tell You WhyWashington Irving: Champion of American Literature at Home and Abroad

  • Thu, 02 Apr 2015 08:00:00    Permalink

    When "The Legend of Sleep Hollow" was published in 1820, the United States of America was a young nation. American-born authors were decades away from producing central classics like Leaves of Grass and Moby-Dick, and the cultural direction of this brave new world was anyone’s guess. The country was in need of a strong and talented writer to steer her on the right course. This author was Washington Irving.

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