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Washington Irving: The Booby Squire

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature

Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer, short-stories writer best known for his stories "Rip Van Winkle”(1819) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820). Loved the legends and mysticism, Irving wrote numerous short stories, biographies, histories, and tales of his travels. “The Boody Squire” is the memoirs of the narrator about his boyhood and cousin, who still lives in his family mansion. The cousin had grown up ignorant, self-willed, and clownish. He was prodigal and lived far beyond his proceeds. He was vulgar in his expenses, but was stingly and unfair with his own servants, who decieved and despised him. The relatives did not communicate with him. One day the narrator deceived to pay a visit to the mansion of his maternal ancestors, but he determined to do so in disguise… What meeting waits the narrator and how will the story end?

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