It is over twenty years since the death of Washington
Irving removed that personal presence which is always
a powerful, and sometimes the sole, stimulus to the
sale of an autho...
Washington Irving, the first biography published
in the American Men of Letters Series, came out in
December, 1881. It was an expansion of a biographical
and critical sketch ...
In the Biographical Dictionary and Synopsis of Books Ancient and Modern (1902), Charles Dudley Warner is described as "an American man of letters and novelist." Something of his personality and litera...