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Washington Irving, War of 1812, Edgar Allen Poe, Rip Van Winkle, The Sphinx

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E 270
Zachary Hutchins

5 March Washington Irving Born 1783 End of Revolutionary War, Treaty of Paris Named for George Washington Trained as lawyer Decides to travel Europe instead 1808 Pseudonym: Dedrich Knickerbocker History of New York First American author Made a living as a writer 1812-1815 War of 1812 nd Think of as 2 revolution “Second war of independence” Irving goes to London in 1815 to open import/export business Fails in 1816 Wanders England Publishes about his travels – “The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon” 1819-1820 First book anyone not in American has read by an American Beginning of short story (father of short story) Edgar Allen Poe Born in Virginia 1820’s published 1 book – volume of poetry The Raven made his career Influenced by Romantic movement Died 1849 1798 Wordsworth and Coleridge publish Lyrical Ballads with “Preface” Guidance for Romantic movement
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