On 10/26/05, João Ricardo de Mendonça <[log in to unmask]> wrote: --
On 10/26/05, Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 10/26/05, João Ricardo de Mendonça <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > I can't recall ever hearing about an American called Washington
> Washington Irving?
Sorry, never heard of him.
Not too surprising for a non-USAnian, I suppose. :) He was an
Early American (late 18th/early 19th centuries) author. He wrote
poetry, essays, biographies, and all sorts of other things, but is best
known today for two works of fiction: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (from
which comes the character of the Headless Horseman and the 1999
theatrical adaptation starring Johnny Depp), and Rip Van Winkle (the
story of a man who falls asleep and wakes up decades later - a sort of
smaller-scale precursor to Buck Rogers).
Thanks for the information on the surnames.
De nada, senhor.
Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>