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Keywords: A History of New YorkClose
Journal: Nineteenth-Century Literature
Nineteenth-Century Literature (2023) 77 (4): 195–222.
Published: 01 March 2023
... was a recognized form of rhetoric readily available to writers, even those without special qualifications or training. This tradition of history writing proved important to Irving’s early career, and he found great success with his parodic A History of New York (1809). Decades later, he attempted to replicate...