The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

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Courier Corporation, 8.06.2012 г. - 176 страници
The quintessential American writer, Washington Irving emerged as the country's first popular author with such beloved nineteenth-century short stories as "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle." These highly entertaining fiction masterpieces reveal Irving's unique mastery at portraying the landscapes and culture of early America.
This modestly priced edition includes both of these Irving landmarks, as well as other acclaimed short works by the famous essayist, travel writer, biographer, and historian:
* The Spectre Bridegroom
* The Devil and Tom Walker
* The Wife
* Westminster Abbey
* Mountjoy
* Adventure of the Mysterious Stranger
and five other classics.
Filled with satire, pathos, and picturesque observations, these remarkable stories are important foundations of the American literary tradition.

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In Sleepy Hollow schoolmaster Ichabod Crane and Brom Van Brunt compete for the affections of rich Katrina Van Tassel, but the spirit of the Galloping Hessian must have its say. Originally published in 1820. Not really that interesting a read Прочетете пълната рецензия

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I never had the occasion to read this story but picked it up on Audible a couple months ago. I liked it and am happy that I can now say that I've read (listened) to it. Прочетете пълната рецензия

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Washington Irving, one of the first Americans to achieve international recognition as an author, was born in New York City in 1783. His A History of New York, published in 1809 under the name of Diedrich Knickerbocker, was a satirical history of New York that spanned the years from 1609 to 1664. Under another pseudonym, Geoffrey Crayon, he wrote The Sketch-book, which included essays about English folk customs, essays about the American Indian, and the two American stories for which he is most renowned--"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle." Irving served as a member of the U.S. legation in Spain from 1826 to 1829 and as minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846. Following his return to the U.S. in 1846, he began work on a five-volume biography of Washington that was published from 1855-1859. Washington Irving died in 1859 in New York.

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