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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

When Washington Irving first published this collection of essays, sketches, and tales — originally entitled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. — readers greeted it with enthusiasm, and Irving emerged as America's first successful professional author. "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle," two of America's most recognizable and loved works of fiction, display Irving's ability to depict American landscapes and culture so vividly that readers feel themselves a part of them. And it is on the basis of these two classic tales that Irving is generally credited with inventing the short story as a distinct literary genre. This volume also contains gently ironic pieces about life in England that reflect the author's interest in the traditions of the Old World and his longings for his home in the New.

Synopsis:

This collection of essays, sketches, and tales establishes Washington Irving's reputation. "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle" are classics of American fiction and display the authors ability to depict American landscapes and culture.

About the Author

Washington Irving, one of the first American authors to earn his living from writing, was born in 1783 and died in 1859.

Table of Contents

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories Introduction

A Note on the Text

Preface to the Revised Edition (1848)

The Author's Account of Himself

The Voyage

Roscoe

The Wife

Rip Van Winkle

English Writers on America

Rural Life in England

The Broken Heart

The Art of Book Making

A Royal Poet

The Country Church

The Widow and Her Son

A Sunday in London

The Boar's Head Tavern, East Cheap

The Mutability of Literature

Rural Funerals

The Inn Kitchen

The Spectre Bridegroom

Westminster Abbey

Christmas

The Stage Coach

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

The Christmas Dinner

London Antiques

Little Britain

Stratford-on-Avon

Traits of Indian Character

Philip of Pokanoket

John Bull

The Pride of the Village

The Angler

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

L'Envoy

Appendix A: "Prospectus" to the First American Edition

Appendix B: "Advertisement" to the First British Edition

Notes

Suggestions for Further Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140437690
Author:
Irving, Washington
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Hedges, William L.
Introduction:
Hedges, William L.
Author:
Hedges, William L.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
England
Subject:
Ghost stories
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, American
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)
Subject:
Hudson River Valley
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
v.1-2
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.86x5.03x.66 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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