Washington Irving Diary: Spain 1828-1829

Washington Irving Diary: Spain 1828-1829

Washington Irving Diary: Spain 1828-1829

Washington Irving Diary: Spain 1828-1829

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Washington Irving's interest in the Spain with which his name is so closely associated, was awakened quite fortuitously. He was acquainted with Alexander Everett, the American minister at Madrid; he knew the. language slightly; diplomatic life, in its less serious aspects, had an undoubted attraction to one of his temperament; moreover, he had definitely decided to devote himself to writing and needed a quiet shelter after the several business disasters of the brothers Irving.

Early in 1826, two years before this Diary begins, he had written to Everett, from southern France, reminding him of a conversation and asking for a post at the legation. He was not in search of heavy duties, but desired a position which would allow him to give a large part of his time and . . .

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