Astoria (book)

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Astoria is a history book published in 1836 by Washington Irving. The full title being "Astoria: Or, Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains".[1] The book was commissioned by John Jacob Astor as an official history of his company's 1810-1812 Astor Expedition to Oregon. The book became a bestseller in 1836 and at the time was required reading in some schools.[2]

For a synopsis of the accuracy of Irving's work, see the Edgeley W. Todd edition (1964).


  1. ^ Washington Irving (1836). Astoria: Or, Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains.
  2. ^ Peter Stark (2014). "Epilogue". Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival. Ecco. ISBN 978-0062218292.