The Alhambra : a series of tales and sketches of the Moors and Spaniards was published in May 1832, Consisting of a series of essays and short fiction pieces, it was referred to as his Spanish Sketch Book. In 1851 Irving wrote the Author's Revised Edition , also titled Tales of the Alhambra. Tales of the Alhambra is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories.