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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories: Or, the Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent

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With his beloved Gothic tales, Washington Irving is said to have created the genre of the short story in America. Though Irving crafted many of the most memorable characters in fiction, from Rip Van Winkle to Ichabod Crane, his gifts were not confined to the short story alone. He was also a master of satire, essay, travelogue, and folktale, as evidenced in this classic collection.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, "Every reader has a first book.... which, in early youth, first fascinates his imagination, and at once excites and satisfies the desires of his mind. To me, this first book was The Sketch Book of Washington Irving... The charm of The Sketch Book remains unbroken; the old fascination still lingers about it."

About the Author

\Alice Hoffman is the author of fourteen novels, including Practical Magic, Turtle Moon, Local Girls, Here on Earth, The River King, and Blue Diary. She lives in Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Author's account of himself — Voyage — Roscoe — Wife — Rip Van Winkle — English writers on America — Rural life in England — Broken heart — Art of book making — Royal poet — Country church — Widow and her son — Sunday in London — Boar's Head Tavern, East Cheap — Mutability of literature — Rural funerals — Inn kitchen — Spectre bridegroom — Westminster Abbey — Christmas — Stage coach — Christmas Eve — Christmas Day — Christmas dinner — London antiques — Little Britain — Stratford-on-Avon — Traits of Indian character — Philip of Pokanoket — John Bull — Pride of the village — Angler — Legend of Sleepy Hollow — L'Envoy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307415783
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Introduction:
Hoffman, Alice
Author:
Irving, Washington
Author:
Irving Washington
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Christmas
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Hudson River Valley
Subject:
England
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)
Subject:
England Description and travel.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010814
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
358

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
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