Synopses & Reviews
You are probably familiar with the popularized stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," but have you heard the original unabridged versions by Washington Irving? His skillfully written and colorful tales have much more meaning and depth. In "Rip Van Winkle," Irving makes a profound social comment about the changes that were happening in his America, and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" isn't just a chilling tale about the Headless Horseman but an enchanting story about two rival suitors.
Equally enjoyable tales of suspense and the supernatural included in this collection are:
—"The Spectre Bridegroom"
—"The Adventure of the German Student"
—"The Devil and Tom Walker"
—"The Adventure of the Mason"
—"Legend of the Rose of Alhambra"
—"The Governor and the Notary"
—"Governor Manco and the Soldier"
This collection will demonstrate just why Washington Irving is widely recognized as the "Father of American Literature."
The legendary enchantment of Rip Van Winkle, the gruesome end of Ichabod Crane at the hands of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, and other celebrated classic tales from the "Father of American Literature."
About the Author
Donada Peter is an award-winning audiobook narrator with more than five hundred titles to her credit. A professional actress, she has appeared in films, on television, and in the theatre. British by birth, she now lives in California.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.""