Irving Knickerbocker's History of New York 1809

华盛顿·欧文 纽约外史 1809

  • Author: Washington Irving
  • Copyright: Public domain
  • Published in: 1809
  • Word count: 118,810 words (≈ about 8 hours)

Knickerbocker's History of New York is a satire on self-important local history and contemporary politics. Prior to its publication, Irving started a hoax akin to today's viral marketing campaigns; he placed a series of missing person adverts in New York newspapers seeking information on Diedrich Knickerbocker, a crusty Dutch historian who had allegedly gone missing from his hotel in New York City.

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