Washington Irving | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Alice Hiller

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of Washington Irving.
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Critical Essay by Alice Hiller

SOURCE: “‘An Avenue to Some Degree of Profit and Reputation’: The Sketch Book as Washington Irving's entrée and Undoing,” Journal of American Studies, Vol. 31, No. 2, August, 1997, pp. 275-93.

In the following essay, Hiller traces the events which influenced The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Grayon, Gent., arguing that with this work, Irving lost his distinctive voice.

“I have,” confided Washington Irving to his friend and effective literary agent Henry Brevoort, “by patient & persevering labour of my most uncertain pen, & by catching the gleams of sunshine in my cloudy mind, managed to open to myself an avenue to <a= some degree of profit & reputation.”1 The “avenue” in question was The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon...

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