The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories: The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent

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Penguin, 1999 - 339 страници
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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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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THE VOYAGE
11
ROSCOE
16
THE WIFE
22
RIP VAN WINKLE
29
ENGLISH WRITERS ON AMERICA
43
RURAL LIFE IN ENGLAND
50
THE BROKEN HEART
56
THE ART OF BOOK MAKING
61
THE STAGE COACH
153
CHRISTMAS EVE
159
CHRISTMAS DAY
169
THE CHRISTMAS DINNER
180
LONDON ANTIQUES
192
LITTLE BRITAIN
197
STRATFORDONAVON
209
TRAITS OF INDIAN CHARACTER
225

A ROYAL POET
67
THE COUNTRY CHURCH
79
THE WIDOW AND HER SON
83
A SUNDAY IN LONDON
89
THE BOARS HEAD TAVERN EAST CHEAP
91
THE MUTABILITY OF LITERATURE
100
RURAL FUNERALS
109
THE INN KITCHEN
119
THE SPECTRE BRIDEGROOM
121
WESTMINSTER ABBEY
134
Christmas
147
PHILIP OF POKANOKET
234
JOHN BULL
248
THE PRIDE OF THE VILLAGE
257
THE ANGLER
264
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW
272
LENVOY
298
PROSPECTUS TO THE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION
301
ADVERTISEMENT TO THE FIRST BRITISH EDITION
303
NOTES
305
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING
337
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Though trained for law, Washington Irving (1783–1859) turned to writing. The humorous A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty (1809), written under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker, won him wide popularity. In 1815, Irving journeyed to England to manage a branch of the family business. This venture ended in failure, and he was compelled to write to support himself. International fame came with the publication of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. (1819–20). In 1826, Irving went to Spain on a diplomatic assignment. His three-year stay there inspired The History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (1828) and The Alhambra (1832). In 1829, he was assigned to London as secretary of the United States legation, and after extensive traveling, he served as minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846. Then Irving returned to his home in Tarrytown, New York, where he worked and studied until his death.
 
Wayne Franklin, professor of English and director of American Studies at the University of Connecticut, is the author of several books on early American literature and culture, including Discoverers, Explorers, Settlers and The New World of James Fenimore Cooper. An editor of the Norton Anthology of American Literature, he is also founding editor of the American Land and Life series, published by the University of Iowa Press.

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