Wolfert's Roost and Other Papers, Now First Collected

Wolfert's Roost and Other Papers, Now First Collected

Book - 1855
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Contains five pieces that might be called short stories: "Mountjoy," a first-person story that originally was to have been developed into a novel entitled "Rosalie"; "The Widow's Ordeal," a story of judicial combat gleaned from the annals of Spain; "The Grand Prior of Minorca," heard from a Knight of Malta who "loved to let his imagination carry him away"; "Guests from Gibbet Island," a legend of Communipaw found among the Knickerbocker papers at Wolfert's Roost; and "The Adalantado of the Seven Cities: A Legend of St. Brandan." Also of interest are two fanciful pieces which lack sufficient plot development to be called short stories: "Don Juan: A Spectral Research," about an amorous Spanish cavalier's encounter with his own funeral, and "Legend of the Engulphed Convent," about a convent miraculously swallowed up in the earth just as ravaging Moors broke down its gate.
Publisher: New York, New York : G.P. Putnam & Co., 1855
Branch Call Number: PS2071 .A1 1855
Characteristics: 383 pages, [2] leaves of plates : illustrations (black-&-white); frontispiece, plates ; 20 cm

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