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[Reading] ➾ Bracebridge Hall ➵ Geoffrey Crayon –

Bracebridge HallExcerpt From Bracebridge Hall, Or The Humorists A MedleyUnder This Cloud I Walk, Gentlemen Pardon My Rude Assault I Am A Traveller, Who, Having Surveyed Most Of The Terrestrial Angles Of This Globe, Am Hither Arrived, To Peruse This Little Spot Christmas Ordinary.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.

[Reading] ➾ Bracebridge Hall ➵ Geoffrey Crayon –
  • Paperback
  • 584 pages
  • Bracebridge Hall
  • Geoffrey Crayon
  • 15 June 2017
  • 9781332810390

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➾ Bracebridge Hall ➵ Geoffrey Crayon –

  1. says:

    A Show About Nothing and yet, as that other show about nothing dating from the 1990s, very intriguing still Washington Irving noted in his preface to Bracebridge Hall, which was published under the nom de plume of Geoffrey Crayon in 1821, I would have it understood, however, that I am not writing a novel, and have nothing of intricate plot, or marvellous adventure, to promise the reader The Hall of which I treat has, for aught I know, neither trap door, nor sliding panel, nor donjon keep and indeed appears to have no mystery about it The family is a worthy, well meaning family, that, in all probability, will eat and drink, and go to bed, and get up regularly, from one end of my work to the other and the squire is so kind hearted an old gentleman, that I see no likelihood of his throwing any kind of distress in the way of the approaching nuptials In a word, I cannot foresee a single extraordinary event that is likely to occur in the whole term of my sojourn at the Hall I tell this honestly to the reader, lest when he find me dallying along, through every day English scenes, he may hurry ahead, in hopes of meeting with some marvellous a...

  2. says:

    A charming, idealised picture of rural life in early 19th century England with just the faintest hint of brimstone in the form of Cobbettism.

  3. says:

    Interesting, easy to read and full of supernatural elements A very pleasant read.

  4. says:

    Cute Cute CuteIrving writes about a visitor to Bracebridge Hall and the happenings in preparation for an upcoming wedding This was MUCH better than The Sketch Book The Author s Farewell was the only time that hints of The Sketch Book came into play with politics and droning.I particularly loved the chapters or short stories where the characters were telling stories These included The Student of Salamanca , Annette Delarbre , and the continued stories of The Haunted House , Dolph Heylinger , and The Storm Ship.One item of note is that Irving is a fan of birds There was much time devoted to falconry and the rookery homes of rooks, like crows but not For those of you who k...

  5. says:

    I love Irving s style and his return to Bracebridge Hall did not disappoint The stories within the story took up a little too much time for my taste, but this may have been because I was reading this on my phone during stolen moments I wish there were prop...

  6. says:

    Irving has a gift for creating relatively quick but vivid sketches of characters, settings, and scenes that can still put a smile on a reader s face so many years later Irving doesn t relate any deep th...

  7. says:

    I don t know whether Washington Irving took existing stereotypes of English country people, or if he invented them, but that s certainly what we find here It s fairly harmless stuff, though, and written in an efficiently readable style of the flowery journalese type.

  8. says:

    This was an audio book from LibriVox.

  9. says:

    Personally this is what I really like, usual country life in good old days 5stars It seems my grading is minor in this website Personally I wanna read W.Irving after this novel.

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