Alhambra: A Series Of Tales And Sketches Of The Moors And Spaniards, The by IRVING, Washington

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Synopsis

This is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington Irving. Irving lived at the Alhambra Palace while writing some of the material for his book. In 1828, Washington Irving traveled from Madrid, where he had been staying, to Granada, Spain. At first sight, he described it as a most picturesque and beautiful city, situated in one of the loveliest landscapes that I have ever seen. He immediately asked the then-governor of the historic Alhambra Palace as well as the archbishop of Granada for access to the palace, which was granted because of Irvings celebrity status. Aided by a 35-year old guide named Mateo Ximenes, Irving was inspired by his experience to write Tales of the Alhambra. Throughout his trip, he filled his notebooks and journals with descriptions and observations though he did not believe his writing would ever do it justice. He wrote, How unworthy is my scribbling of the place. A commemorative plaque in Spanish at the Alhambra reads, Washington Irving wrote his Tales of Alhambra in these rooms in 1829. The book was instrumental in reintroducing the Alhambra to Western audiences. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales)

Episodes

  • Jusef Abul Gahias, The Finisher Of The Alhambra

    Jusef Abul Gahias, The Finisher Of The Alhambra

    15/09/2016 Duration: 10min
  • Mahamad Aben Alahmar, The Founder Of The Alhambra

    Mahamad Aben Alahmar, The Founder Of The Alhambra

    15/09/2016 Duration: 17min
  • Legend Of The Two Discreet Statues

    Legend Of The Two Discreet Statues

    15/09/2016 Duration: 44min
  • Governor Manco And The Soldier

    Governor Manco And The Soldier

    15/09/2016 Duration: 42min
  • The Governor And The Notary

    The Governor And The Notary

    15/09/2016 Duration: 16min
  • The Veteran

    The Veteran

    15/09/2016 Duration: 04min
  • Legend Of The Rose Of Alhambra Or, The Page And The Ger-Falcon

    Legend Of The Rose Of Alhambra; Or, The Page And The Ger-Falcon

    15/09/2016 Duration: 39min
  • Legend of Prince Almed Al Kamel Or, The Pilgrim Of Love Part 2

    Legend of Prince Almed Al Kamel; Or, The Pilgrim Of Love Part 2

    15/09/2016 Duration: 41min
  • Legend of Prince Ahmed Al Kamel or, The Pilgrim of Love Part 1

    Legend of Prince Ahmed Al Kamel; or, The Pilgrim of Love Part 1

    15/09/2016 Duration: 42min
  • Visitors of the Alhambra

    Visitors of the Alhambra

    15/09/2016 Duration: 14min
  • Legend of the Moors Legacy

    Legend of the Moor's Legacy

    15/09/2016 Duration: 52min
  • Local Traditions

    Local Traditions

    15/09/2016 Duration: 05min
  • Legend of the Three Beautiful Princesses

    Legend of the Three Beautiful Princesses

    15/09/2016 Duration: 59min
  • Legend of the Arabian Astrologer

    Legend of the Arabian Astrologer

    15/09/2016 Duration: 46min
  • The House of the Weathercock

    The House of the Weathercock

    15/09/2016 Duration: 02min
  • The Tower of Las Infantas

    The Tower of Las Infantas

    15/09/2016 Duration: 03min
  • Mementoes of Boabdil

    Mementoes of Boabdil

    15/09/2016 Duration: 08min
  • Boabdil El Chico

    Boabdil El Chico

    15/09/2016 Duration: 08min
  • The Court of Lions

    The Court of Lions

    15/09/2016 Duration: 14min
  • A Ramble Among the Hills

    A Ramble Among the Hills

    15/09/2016 Duration: 19min
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