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Rip Van Winkle: Washington Irving

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Washington Irving's masterpiece has entranced readers for over 165 years, and though many artists have illustrated this classic, none has so perfectly captured the mysterious adventures of Rip and the boisterous crew of Dutchmen as the great American artist N. C. Wyeth. In ten richly colored paintings and twenty-six vivid line drawings, Wyeth brilliantly recreated the world of eighteent-century life in the Catskill Mountains.

Join henpecked farmer Rip Van Winkle as he escapes to the hills for a day of hunting. There he meets a strange dwarf and later a group of men playing ninepins. But when Rip drinks from their keg a few times, he falls into a deep sleep and wakes to find his beard full-grown and white, his wife gone, his daughter grown and married, and the whole country changed by the Revolution.

First published in 1921 and long unavailable, here is one of the bestloved American stories as illustrated by one of the most distinguished artists of our time.

About the Author

Washington Irving Was born in New York City in 1783. He lived in the United States, England, and Spain (where he served as an American diplomatic attache). A prolific author, Irving wrote The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., Diedrich Knickerbocker's History of New York, The Alhambra, and biographies of George Washington and Christopher Columbus, among other works. He is best remembered, however, for his two most famous stories, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle."N[ewell] C[onvers] Wyeth is one of the most famous and beloved American illustrators of the twentieth century. A student of Howard Pyle's Brandywine School of American Illustration, Wyeth became known around the world for his work. His powerful, romantic illustrations for such classics as Treasure Island, Robin Hood, and Robinson Crusoe have shaped the imaginations of four generations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688074593
ill.:
Wyeth, N. C.
Author:
Wyeth, N. C.
Author:
Irving, Washington
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
New York
Subject:
New York (State) Fiction.
Subject:
Catskill Mountains Region
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Books of Wonder
Series Volume:
#59
Publication Date:
19870915
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
104
Dimensions:
9.40x7.02x.59 in. .97 lbs.
Age Level:
07-UP

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