Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories (Google eBook)
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - N.T.Embe - LibraryThing
It's been a long time since I had the pleasure of sitting down and reading pieces of literature written in a time before these last couple of decades, and this one did not disappoint. Mind you, while ... Read full review
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I loved the tales of Washington Irving as a chld. I had no idea that he was also a funny and witty essayist as well. Read full review
NOTES CONCERNING WESTMINSTER ABBEY
PREFACE TO THE REVISED EDITION
THE AUTHORS ACCOUNT OF HIMSELF
ENGLISH WRITERS ON AMERICA
THE ART OF BOOK MAKING
THE CHRISTMAS DINNER
TRAITS OF INDIAN CHARACTER