Diplomat, writer, and traveller during the early 19th century, Irving became almost synonymous with Granada after his travels through the area and his infamously short stay in the Alhambra. It is now almost impossible to visit the palace without someone thrusting a copy of Tales of the Alhambra under your nose in any of a dozen different languages.
Yet 3 yrs earlier Irving had written another book on Granada, a book that traced the fall of the city to the Christian forces in 1492. This book - Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada is available free as an ebook and you can get a copy now.
It is available in Apple iBooks - if you have an iPad or iPhone - or if you go to the Gutenburg link below you can download a version in other formats, such as Mobi for the Kindle or PDF.
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