By: Shivam Jaiswal
Washington Irving served as a kind of role model and mentor for many of the American Romantics writing in the late 1800's--chiefly among Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe. Although not exactly a Romantic himself, Irving paved the way for many who were and serves as a kind of "bridge" between the Romantics and those that came before. He also gave a different face to short stories. (Paragraph 3, bullet 4)
Connection to literature
-Hedges, William. "Washington Irving (1783-1859)." Washington Irving (1783-1859). Georgetown.edu, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2014.
-"Washington Irving." - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2014.