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Pierre M. Irving and Washington Irving

A Collaboration in Life and Letters

By Wayne R. Kime
Subjects History, Literary Criticism
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Paperback : 9780889200555, 378 pages, January 1978


Washington Irving and his nephew Pierre first met as adults in 1826. In compliance with teh wises of his uncle, Pierre assumed the roles of real estate agent, comptroller, editor, confidant and nurse. After the author's death in 1859, Pierre compiled The Life and Letters of Washington Irving, which for three generations remained the standard biographic portrait.

The present work traces the relationships between Pierre and Washington Irving. In addition it includes a biography of Pierre M. Irving.