Rough Draughts Of Some Of The Following Tales And Essays Were Actually Written During A Residence In The Alhambra Others Were Subsequently Added, Founded On Notes And Observations Made There Care Was Taken To Maintain Local Coloring And Verisimilitude So That The Whole Might Present A Faithful And Living Picture Of That Microcosm, That Singular Little World Into Which I Had Been Fortuitously Thrown And About Which The External World Had A Very Imperfect Idea It Was My Endeavor Scrupulously To Depict Its Half Spanish, Half Oriental Character Its Mixture Of The Heroic, The Poetic, And The Grotesque To Revive The Traces Of Grace And Beauty Fast Fading From Its Walls To Record The Regal And Chivalrous Traditions Concerning Those Who Once Trod Its Courts And The Whimsical And Superstitious Legends Of The Motley Race Now Burrowing Among Its Ruins.
- Washington Irving
- 03 October 2017 Washington Irving
- Kindle Edition
- 389 pages
- Tales of the Alhambra [3rd edition norton]