The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon: (32 Stories, Includes the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Little Britain and Rip Van Winkle)
MobileReference, Dec 15, 2009 - 227 pages
This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ******************. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., commonly referred to as The Sketch Book, is a collection of 34 essays and short stories written by Washington Irving. Published serially throughout 1819 and 1820, the collection includes two of Irving''s best-known works, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. It also marks Irving''s first use of the pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon, which he would continue to employ throughout his literary career. OCo Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Table of Contents. 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, Eastcheap. 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."
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Review: The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey CrayonUser Review - Richard Tolleson - Goodreads
There are three interesting stories, along with some mildly interesting essays on the author's travels in England. The two best stories are Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. It's worth reading for those two stories alone. Read full review