This episodic novel was originally published under his pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon. As this is a location-based series of character sketches, there are a number of individual plots.
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The tales centre on the occupants of an English manor based on Aston Hall, near Birmingham, England, which was occupied by members of the Bracebridge family and which Irving visited. He made his literary debut in with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle , written under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle. After moving to England for the family business in , he achieved international fame with the publication of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
He continued to publish regularly - and almost always successfully - throughout his life. As America's first genuine internationally best-selling author, Irving advocated for writing as a legitimate profession, and argued for stronger laws to protect American writers from copyright infringement. Externally, generally smart but with minor wear to extremities. Front hinge strained, rear hinge slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. I just recently received the book that you sent me and thank you for the prompt and secure shipment of this item.
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