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The Alhambra: A Series Of Tales And Sketches Of The Moors And Spaniards

Gelesen von David Wales

(4,591 Sterne; 33 Bewertungen)

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 Irving's 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) (10 hr 57 min)

Chapters

Dedication

2:16

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The Journey

43:00

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Government of the Alhambra

7:41

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Interior of the Alhambra

19:11

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The Tower of Comares

11:30

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Reflections on the Moslem Domination in Spain

9:14

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The Household

11:42

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The Truant

7:53

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The Author's Chamber

12:47

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The Alhambra by Moonlight

4:04

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Inhabitants of the Alhambra

9:50

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The Balcony

15:17

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The Adventure of the Mason

8:33

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A Ramble Among the Hills

19:04

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The Court of Lions

14:22

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Boabdil El Chico

8:57

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Mementoes of Boabdil

8:07

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The Tower of Las Infantas

3:38

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The House of the Weathercock

2:23

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Legend of the Arabian Astrologer

46:03

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Legend of the Three Beautiful Princesses

59:09

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Local Traditions

5:35

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Legend of the Moor's Legacy

52:29

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Visitors of the Alhambra

14:28

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

42:42

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

41:06

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

39:45

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The Veteran

4:34

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The Governor And The Notary

16:19

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Governor Manco And The Soldier

42:26

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Legend Of The Two Discreet Statues

44:57

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Mahamad Aben Alahmar, The Founder Of The Alhambra

17:39

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Jusef Abul Gahias, The Finisher Of The Alhambra

10:35

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Bewertungen

Highly recommended!

(5 Sterne)

A wonderful collection of stories, very well read. This is one of my all time favorites that I can listen to again and again.

An awesome book and an awesome reader

(5 Sterne)

A great look at a part of history rarely studied during today's so-called modern education (Yech ! Give me a classical education and the Grand Tour any day. The former results in a boring mind, the later in, at the very least, a mind lyrical in it's infamy.) The reader does a fantastic job with both cadence and pronounciation of both English and Spanish words. Really, an ideal reader for any historical or classical word, refined yet not boring.

As magical as arabian nights

(5 Sterne)

Beautifully read, thank you. This book was my only happiness while I was sick in bed and helped bring my thoughts away from the pain to such enchanting places. I am very grateful

Recommend 100%

(5 Sterne)

Can't recommend this enough. Finer in spirit and more masterful in execution than the more famous sketch book, this book and its excellent reader delighted me from beginning to end

NOT YOUR NORMAL TRAVELOG

(5 Sterne)

I felt like I was there. Irving can certainly tell a story, and he gets to tell several here. David Wales was the perfect narrator for this book.

Beautifully written and read. highly recommended

(5 Sterne)

Nobody will want to stop listening to this

(5 Sterne)

Just finished this book. Enjoyed the stories and the narrator. Altogether worth my time!!