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Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by [Irving, Washington]
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Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete Kindle Edition

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  • Print Length: 258 pages
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  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
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Great book, thoroughly enjoyed sitting back with a mug of tea reading it.
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Five stars for having it available for us on kindle along with so many other titles which are worth exploring. The text itself is interesting and mildly funny, though not really as engaging as other Washington Irving's works.
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Bought for my daughter, Now my grandson wants to go.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! 22 Nov. 2012
By G. Mcleod - Published on Amazon.com
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Washington Irving has a delightfully subtle sense of humor that is still applicable even after almost 200 years. His work is not only enjoyable for the reader, but also provides thoughts that could be revisited in the work of contemporary writers. Naturally, his use of terminology and wording is quite different from what we are accustomed to today, but this still makes for a pleasant excursion into the early history of New York as seen through the eyes of Irving's character, Diedrich Knickerbocker. This is one work to read, contemplate it's relevance even today, and at times, laugh out loud at Irving's insight. It might even be wise to consider purchasing a hard copy from Amazon to keep on hand to be able to reference specific thoughts!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh out loud funny! 8 Sept. 2014
By Ingles - Published on Amazon.com
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Can a 200 year old book be laugh out loud funny? Yes. Believe it. This is not the so-so mildly amusing but dry humor you might expect from an old book. It is uproarious! Think "Confederacy of Dunces." Think National Lampoon. Irving parodies every self-deluded, egotistical historian who ever put pen to paper. This is a laugh a page masterpiece of humor. And it's free!
3.0 out of 5 stars Classics of a bygone era 6 Nov. 2016
By kikeo58 - Published on Amazon.com
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Washington Irving's tales are classics which were great favorites in their day two centuries ago. However, writing styles change. Fresh, innovative stories become cliché with overuse. The stories are relics of a bygone era now. I could not recommend them to a modern audience. A new interpretation of the tales with a modern writing style and more up to date language and idioms are required. But, that is like painting over the Mona Lisa with kiddie paints. I would not like that either. So, read it like it is to understand the history of fiction in America. You just won't like it all that much. But, you can go watch the movie versions after reading the real thing.
5.0 out of 5 stars Washington Irving is one of America's great writers. Although this was written in the 19th ... 18 May 2016
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Washington Irving is one of America's great writers. Although this was written in the 19th century, many of his observations are still relevant and many are fiendishly on point. The style is charming once one gets into it. It'll probably bore the hell out of readers raised on shoot 'em ups, explosions, and sex. Tough...
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4.0 out of 5 stars History of New York 5 Jan. 2013
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This an extremely well written book. It is written as a satire so I am not sure about the historical accuracy although I have read nothing to make me doubt it. It is written from the Dutch perspective which makes it interesting. It is easy to see why Washington Irving is still read today.
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