Knickerbocker's History of New York

Knickerbocker's History of New York

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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. As part of the ruse, Irving placed a notice—allegedly from the… (more)

Book Details  

Language: English

Published in: 1809

Word count: 118,810 words (≈ about 8 hours)


Copyright: Public Domain

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