Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 1, 1999 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Before the fall premiere of the new television series, read the original legend of Ichabod Crane, the Headless Horseman, and the singularly spooky town of Sleepy Hollow in Washington Irving's classic book

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. This volume includes "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle," two of America's most recognizable and loved works of fiction and displays 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. Also included here are 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.


  

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Review: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

User Review  - Tamira - Goodreads

This book, although titled and marketed as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories, is actually a reprint of Irving's The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., a collection of essays, character ... Read full review

Review: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

User Review  - Moises Arispe - Goodreads

The title of the book is called THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW AND OTHER STORIES. The book was written by WASHINGTON IRVING. The number of pages in this book are 43 pages. The book was published by Gregg ... Read full review

Contents

NOTE
NOTES CONCERNING WESTMINSTER ABBEY
POSTSCRIPT
PREFACE TO THE REVISED EDITION
THE AUTHORS ACCOUNT OF HIMSELF
THE WIFE
ENGLISH WRITERS ON AMERICA
THE ART OF BOOK MAKING
CHRISTMAS
CHRISTMAS EVE
THE CHRISTMAS DINNER
LONDON ANTIQUES
LITTLE BRITAIN
STRATFORDONAVON
TRAITS OF INDIAN CHARACTER
JOHN BULL

THE COUNTRY CHURCH
THE WIDOW AND HER SON
THE MUTABILITY OF LITERATURE
RURAL FUNERALS
THE INN KITCHEN
WESTMINSTER ABBEY

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

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

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