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Astoria

or, anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains

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This edition published in by Worthington in New York.

Written in English

387 pages

In 1811 a group of American traders built a fort at the mouth of the Columbia River, named Fort Astoria in honor of its financier, John Jacob Astor. Envisioned as the spur of a fur-trading empire, by 1813 the project was a business failure and the fort was surrendered to the British. But in its short life Astoria rendered incalculable benefits to public understanding of the Great Northwest. The exploration of trade routes, the description of various Indian tribes and their customs, and an American claim on the Northwest coast were among many of its legacies.

Astor never relinquished his pride in the enterprise and insisted that the West would one day be a dominating factor in national politics. To drive his point home he asked Washington Irving, the country's most renowned and respected author, to transform the papers of Fort Astoria into a unified and readable history. Irving accepted the offer and published Astoria in 1836.

From its first appearance--when it was hailed by no less a reviewer than Edgar Allan Poe--to the present day, Astoria has been read as a vivid and fascinating history, comparable indeed to the finest of romances, but rooted in the rough and hardy life of trapping, hunting, and exploration.

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Astoria: Adventure in the Pacific Northwest (Pacific Basin Books)
January 1988, Kegan Paul International Ltd.
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Astoria
1985, G.P. Putnam's Sons
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1985, G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Astoria, or, Anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains
1985, G.P. Putman's Sons
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Astoria, or, Anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains
1984, H.G. Bohn
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1983, T. Crowell
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Astoria: voyages au delà des montagnes Rocheuses
1982, s.n.]
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Astoria: voyages au delà des montagnes Rocheuses
1982, s.n.]
Microform in French / français - 2e éd.
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Astoria: voyages au delà des montagnes Rocheuses
1982, s.n.]
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Astoria
1982, G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Astoria, or, Anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains
1982, G.P. Putman
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Astoria, or, Anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains
1982, Carey, Lea, & Blanchard
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Astoria, or, Anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains
1982, Carey, Lea, & Blanchard
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Astoria: or, Enterprise beyond the Rocky mountains.
1970, Carey, Lea & Blanchard
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Astoria.
1967, Binfords & Mort
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Astoria: or, Anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains
1964, University of Oklahoma Press
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Astoria; or, Anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains
1964, University of Oklahoma Press
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Astoria
1951, Binfords & Mort
in English - Clatsop ed.
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Astoria
1950, Binfords & Mort
in English - Clatsop ed.
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Astoria: or, Anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains
1902, G. P. Putnam's sons
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Astoria: Salmagundi; The adventures of Captain Bonneville.
1900, D. Estes
in English - Illustrated sterling ed.
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1897, G. P. Putnam's sons
in English
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1897, G.P. Putnam's Sons
in English - Tacoma ed.
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Astoria: or, Anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky mountains
1895, G. P. Putnam's sons
in English - Holly ed
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Astoria
1895, Putnam
in English - Knickerbocker ed
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1885, G.P. Putnam
in English - Author's rev. ed.
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Astoria: or, Anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky mountains.
1874, G. P. Putnam's sons
in English - Author's rev. ed.
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Astoria: or, Anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains
1872, Lippincott
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Astoria: or, Anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains.
1868, G. P. Putnam and son
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1868, G. P. Putnam
in English - Author's rev. ed.
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1868, G.P. Putnam's Sons
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1861, G. P. Putnam's sons
in English - Author's rev. ed.
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Astoria: or, Anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky mountains.
1860, G. P. Putnam
in English - Author's rev. ed.
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Astoria: or, Anecdotes of an enterprise
1855, g. P. Putnam & company
in English - Author's rev. ed.
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Astoria: Captain Bonneville
1849, Cheltenham Society
in English - Ed. de luxe
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Astoria: voyages au delà des montagnes Rocheuses
1843, s.n.]
Microform in French / français - 2e éd.
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Astoria: voyages au delà des montagnes Rocheuses
1843, s.n.]
Microform in French / français - 2e éd.
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Astoria
1842, T. Crowell
Microform in English
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Cover of: Voyages dans les contrées désertes de l'Améreque du nord
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Astoria: or, Enterprise beyond the Rocky mountains.
1836, Carey, Lea & Blanchard
Microform in English
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Astoria, or Anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains
1836, Carey, Lea, & Blanchard
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Astoria.: Moorish chronicles.
uuuu, Co-operative Publication Society
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Astoria
Publish date unknown, G. P. Putnams̓ Sons
in English
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Astoria.: Moorish chronicles.
Publish date unknown, Co-operative Publication Society
in English
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Astoria: or, Anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains
Publish date unknown, G. P. Putnam's sons
in English - Jefferson ed.
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Astoria

or, Anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains

First published in 1800



Work Description

In 1811 a group of American traders built a fort at the mouth of the Columbia River, named Fort Astoria in honor of its financier, John Jacob Astor. Envisioned as the spur of a fur-trading empire, by 1813 the project was a business failure and the fort was surrendered to the British. But in its short life Astoria rendered incalculable benefits to public understanding of the Great Northwest. The exploration of trade routes, the description of various Indian tribes and their customs, and an American claim on the Northwest coast were among many of its legacies.

Astor never relinquished his pride in the enterprise and insisted that the West would one day be a dominating factor in national politics. To drive his point home he asked Washington Irving, the country's most renowned and respected author, to transform the papers of Fort Astoria into a unified and readable history. Irving accepted the offer and published Astoria in 1836.

From its first appearance--when it was hailed by no less a reviewer than Edgar Allan Poe--to the present day, Astoria has been read as a vivid and fascinating history, comparable indeed to the finest of romances, but rooted in the rough and hardy life of trapping, hunting, and exploration.

Astoria

or, anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains

This edition published in by Worthington in New York.


Edition Notes

With : A tour of the prairies / Washington Irving. New York : Worthington, [189-?].

Classifications

Library of Congress
F880 .I736

The Physical Object

Pagination
387 p. ;
Number of pages
387

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6469342M
Internet Archive
astoriaoranecdot05irvi
LC Control Number
44012011
OCLC/WorldCat
9924543
Library Thing
975968

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