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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories: Or, the Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. (Modern Library Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

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."

Synopsis:

Washington Irving's best-known collection comprises one of the first great works of American literature. Through a variety of genres - story, essay, travelogue, folklore - Irving crafted many of the characters and fables that Americans still love, from Rumplestiltskin to Ichabod Crane.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375757211
Introduction:
Hoffman, Alice
Author:
Hoffman, Alice
Author:
ington
Author:
Irving, Wash
Author:
Irving, Washington
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Christmas
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
England
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Hudson River Valley
Subject:
Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)
Subject:
England Description and travel.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.00x5.21x.87 in. .71 lbs.

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