我姨妈的奇遇
    The Adventure of My Aunt

  • 作   者:

    华盛顿·欧文

  • 出版社:

    外语教学与研究出版社

  • 语   言:

    双语

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  • 导读
  • 在世人眼中,姨妈的故事是或许是圆满的,但霍桑却让我们看到了人性中黑暗、虚伪、狡诈的一面,所以,你以为你以为的就是你以为的?

  • 内容简介
  • 姨妈精明强干、果断决绝、风韵犹存。丈夫受不了她的强势,最后死于她无微不至的照顾,成为了婚姻的牺牲品。她带着所有人的夸赞搬到了乡下,在成功地逮住了想要窃取她财产的盗贼之后,顺顺当当地嫁给了爱慕已久的当地乡绅。在世人眼中姨妈的故事是圆满的,但霍桑却让我们看到了人性中黑暗、虚伪、狡诈的一面。

  • 作者简介
  • 华盛顿·欧文是19世纪美国最著名的作家,号称美国文学之父。1783年4月3日出生在纽约一个富商家庭。欧文从少年时代起就喜爱阅读英国作家司各特、拜仑和彭斯等人的作品。欧文的第一部重要作品是《纽约外史》。1820年,欧文的《见闻札记》出版,引起欧洲和美国文学界的重视,这部作品奠定了欧文在美国文学史上的地位。欧文的小说背景通常设置在远离尘嚣的荒僻村野和一些着魔闹鬼的地方,静谧中带着神秘、奇诡和深沉的气息。题材往往来源于欧洲文化和文学,尤其是民间传说和鬼怪故事。

    Washington Irving (April 3, 1783—November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors, and the Alhambra. Irving also served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846. Irving perfected the American short story, and was the first American writer to place his stories firmly in the United States, even as he poached from German or Dutch folklore. He is also generally credited as one of the first to write both in the vernacular, and without an obligation to the moral or didactic in his short stories, writing stories simply to entertain rather than to enlighten. The themes of his short stories are usually originated from local folklore and ghost stories of Europe.

  • 编辑推荐
  • 欧文为读者营造了一种田园生活般的意境,他擅长描写精灵鬼怪的悬念与恐怖,使故事跌宕起伏。同时他又是一个喜欢怀旧的人。他的作品更像是午后一缕慵懒的和风,在你耳边低吟一曲,使你充满倦意。

  • 媒体书评
  • “没有欧文就没有美国文学的最早声誉,也就没有以后小说创作伟大局面的产生和出现。”

    华盛顿·欧文是19世纪美国最著名的作家,号称美国文学之父。

    America's first genuine internationally best-selling author

    Irving is largely credited as the first American Man of Letters.

    His friend, the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, acknowledged Irving's role in promoting American literature: "We feel a just pride in his renown as an author, not forgetting that, to his other claims upon our gratitude, he adds also that of having been the first to win for our country an honorable name and position in the History of Letters".

    As George William Curtis noted, there "is not a young literary aspirant in the country, who, if he ever personally met Irving, did not hear from him the kindest words of sympathy, regard, and encouragement."

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    • 我姨妈的奇遇
    • The Adventure of My Aunt