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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories From the Sketch Book

Washington Irving - Author

Wayne Franklin - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780451530127 | 400 pages | 04 Apr 2006 | Signet Classic | 6.49 x 4.29in | 18 - AND UP
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With a new introduction by Wayne Franklin

Sage, storyteller, and wit, Washington Irving created such staples of American fiction as the stories “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” He earned his preeminence in early American literature with the masterpieces in miniature collected here: dozens of stories, travel essays, biographical discourses, and literary musings. “His influence on American writers is unquestioned,” wrote Edgar Allan Poe, and his stories have proved as enduring as the Catskill Mountains the author immortalized.

“Exceptional talent….I am one of his most ardent admirers. I admired Mr. Irving’s work so much, in fact, that I gave it the ultimate praise; I ‘borrowed it.’”—Edgar Allan Poe
 
With an Introduction by Wayne Franklin


Introduction
Preface to the Revised Edition
The Author’s Account of Himself
The Voyage
Roscoe
The Wife
Rip Van Winkle
English Writers on America
Rural Life in England
The Broken Heart
The Art of Bookmaking
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 Specter Bridegroom
Westminster Abbey
Christmas
The Stagecoach
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
L’Envoi
Appendix
Selected Bibliography
A Note on the Text