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Washington Irving: The Club of Queer Fellows

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. “Club of Queer Fellows” is a short-story and a part of the collection of essays “Tales of a Traveller”. The story is told by the narrator, who went to the “Club of Queer Fellows”, a great resort of the small wits, third-rate actors, and newspaper critics of the theatres, with his eccentric friend Buckthorne. Anyone can go in on paying a shilling at the bar. At the head of the table there sat an extraordinary person, who had a quiz and a fillip for everyone, and a good thing on every occasion. It was Tom Dribble, the old schoolmate of Buckthorne. Some interesting facts of his biography have been opened through the fascinating conversation…

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