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The Resource Tales of the Alhambra, Washington Irving, (electronic resource)

Tales of the Alhambra, Washington Irving, (electronic resource)

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Tales of the Alhambra
Title
Tales of the Alhambra
Statement of responsibility
Washington Irving
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Language
eng
Summary
One of the most entertaining travelogues ever written, Washington Irving's Tales of the Alhambra is a heady mix of fact, myth, and depictions of secret chambers, desperate battles, imprisoned princesses, palace ghosts, and fragrant gardens, described in a wistful and dreamlike eloquence. Irving, who also penned "Rip Van Winkle" and "Sleepy Hollow," wrote Tales of the Alhambra during a stay at the legendary Alhambra in Granada, Spain. The Alhambra is a combination fort, palace, and gardens dating from the thirteenth century, filled with fantastic Arabic architecture (ornate plasterwork, ceramic tiles, sculpted marble fountains, and archways) and plenty of room for imagining the days of its former greatness, which Irving brings to life most memorably. Even though Tales of the Alhambra is over 170 years old, it seems as if it was written yesterday. There are tales of princes, genies, lost and found loves, enchanted treasures, battles, hellish headless horses, and commentary on the Spanish landscape and nature of the Spaniards that he lives with. Full of bewitching music, the smell of roses and exotic perfumes, fiery sunsets, and the ghosts of the past, Tales of the Alhambra is a sensory treat as well
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1783-1859
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Irving, Washington
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other
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Narrated by Kevin Foley
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  • Foley, Kevin
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Castles
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adult
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Label
Tales of the Alhambra, Washington Irving, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 30 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781452620701
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MWT10757100
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sound
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other
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10757100
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MWT10757100
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Label
Tales of the Alhambra, Washington Irving, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 30 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781452620701
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10757100
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
10757100
System control number
MWT10757100
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
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