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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle

By Washington Irving
  • ISBN Code: : 048679735X
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 80
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Ichabod Crane faces the terror of the Headless Horseman, and Rip Van Winkle rises from a 20-year sleep to find a world vastly changed in these two delightful classics of American literature.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Book Code : 3736801696
  • Total of Pages : 49
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 656
  • Pdf File: the-legend-of-sleepy-hollow.pdf

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story by American author Washington Irving. Along with Irving's companion piece "Rip Van Winkle", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is among the earliest examples of American fiction with enduring popularity. The story is set in 1790 in the countryside around the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town (historical Tarrytown, New York), in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow. Sleepy Hollow is renowned for its ghosts and the haunting atmosphere that pervades the imaginations of its inhabitants and visitors. The most infamous spectre in the Hollow is the Headless Horseman, said to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper who had his head shot off by a stray cannonball during "some nameless battle" of the American Revolutionary War, and who "rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head". The "Legend" relates the tale of Ichabod Crane, a lean, lanky and extremely superstitious schoolmaster from Connecticut, who competes with Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt, the town rowdy, for the hand of 18-year-old Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter and sole child of a wealthy farmer, Baltus Van Tassel.

Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 014196460X
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 958
  • Pdf File: rip-van-winkle-and-other-stories.pdf

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The legendary enchantment of Rip Van Winkle in the Kaatskill Mountains; the gruesome end of Ichabod Crane, who met the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow; the spectre bridegroom who turned out to be happily substantial; the pride of an English village and the come-uppance of the over-zealous Mountjoy - these witty, perceptive and captivating tales range from fantasy to romance.

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW - An American Literary Classic

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : Abela Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 8826462690
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 215
  • Pdf File: the-legend-of-sleepy-hollow-an-american-literary-classic.pdf

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a short story by American author Washington Irving.The Story was written while Irving was living abroad in Birmingham, England, and is among the earliest examples of enduring popular American fiction. The story is set in 1790 in the countryside around the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town (now historical Tarrytown, New York), in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow. A place renowned for its ghosts and haunting atmosphere. The most infamous spectre in the Hollow is the Headless Horseman, said to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper who lost his head during a battle of the American Revolutionary War. The tale’s protagonist, Ichabod Crane, is a lanky and extremely superstitious schoolmaster, who competes with Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt, for the hand of 18-year-old Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter and only child of wealthy farmer Baltus Van Tassel. The two vie for Katrina's hand, with Brom playing a series of pranks on the jittery schoolmaster. The tension between the three is brought to a head on a placid autumn night, at the harvest party. He dances, partakes in the feast, and listens to ghostly legends told by the locals, but his true aim is to propose to Katrina. His intentions, however, are ill-fated. After departing the party, Ichabod rides home through the woods with a heavy heart. He passes several haunted spots, until he encounters a cloaked rider at an intersection in a putrid swamp. The teacher is horrified to discover that the rider’s head is not on his shoulders, but on his saddle. Ichabod rides for his life in a frantic race to the bridge, desperately goading his temperamental plow horse to gallop faster. To the pedagogue's horror, the ghoul clambers over the bridge, rears his horse, and hurls his severed head into Ichabod's terrified face. The next morning, Ichabod has mysteriously disappeared from town, leaving Katrina to marry Brom Bones…….

Rip Van Winkle

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 880
  • Pdf File: rip-van-winkle.pdf

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"Rip Van Winkle" is a short story by the American author Washington Irving, first published in 1819. It follows a Dutch-American villager in colonial America named Rip Van Winkle who falls asleep in the Catskill Mountains and wakes up 20 years later, having missed the American Revolution. Irving wrote it while living in Birmingham, England, as part of the collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. The story is set in New York's Catskill Mountains, but Irving later admitted, "When I wrote the story, I had never been on the Catskills." "Rip Van Winkle" is set in the years before and after the American Revolutionary War in a village at the foot of New York's Catskill Mountains where Rip Van Winkle, a Dutch-American villager, lives. One autumn day, Van Winkle wanders into the mountains with his dog Wolf to escape his wife's nagging. He hears his name called out and sees a man wearing antiquated Dutch clothing; he is carrying a keg up the mountain and requires help. Together, the men and Wolf proceed to a hollow in which Rip discovers the source of thunderous noises: a group of ornately dressed, silent, bearded men who are playing nine-pins. Among the most significant works Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Tales of a Traveller, Bracebridge Hall, The Devil and Tom Walker, Kidd the Pirate, The Alhambra, Woolfert's Roost & The Crayon Papers.

Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1473545250
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 306
  • Pdf File: sleepy-hollow-and-other-stories.pdf

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There is a sequestered glen off the east coast of the Hudson, New York state, which has long continued under the sway of some witching power; the neighbourhood abounds with tales, haunted spots and twilight superstitions. But as hapless schoolmaster Ichabod Crane will discover, the wildest of all stories in this region of shadows relate to one particularly dreadful spectre - the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. Washington Irving's comic horror story is the best known of this collection of stories, observations and sketches written on his travels around Britain and America in the eighteenth century. Also includes 'Rip Van Winkle' and 'Little Britain'.

The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel

By Alyssa Palombo
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 1250127688
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 390
  • Pdf File: the-spellbook-of-katrina-van-tassel.pdf

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"Marrying forbidden love, devoted friendship, and the supernatural with Palombo's signature passion for music, storytelling, and heartbreaking choices, The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel enchants with a concoction of love, longing, and loss plucked from the bones of one of our most enduring and haunting legends." - Erin Lindsay McCabe, USA Today bestselling author of I Shall Be Near to You When Ichabod Crane arrives in the spooky little village of Sleepy Hollow as the new schoolmaster, Katrina Van Tassel is instantly drawn to him. Through their shared love of books and music, they form a friendship that quickly develops into romance. Ichabod knows that as an itinerant schoolteacher of little social standing, he has nothing to offer the wealthy Katrina – unlike her childhood friend-turned-enemy, Brom Van Brunt, who is the suitor Katrina’s father favors. But when romance gives way to passion, Ichabod and Katrina embark on a secret love affair, sneaking away into the woods after dark to be together – all while praying they do not catch sight of Sleepy Hollow’s legendary Headless Horseman. That is, until All Hallows’s Eve, when Ichabod suddenly disappears, leaving Katrina alone and in a perilous position. Enlisting the help of her friend – and rumored witch – Charlotte Jansen, Katrina seeks the truth of Ichabod Crane’s disappearance, investigating the forest around Sleepy Hollow using unconventional – often magical – means. What they find forces Katrina to question everything she once knew, and to wonder if the Headless Horseman is perhaps more than just a story after all. In Alyssa Palombo's The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel nothing is as it seems, and love is a thing even death won't erase.

A Knickerbocker's History of New York

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 151327466X
  • Total of Pages : 314
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 654
  • Pdf File: a-knickerbocker-s-history-of-new-york.pdf

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Told from the perspective of a cantankerous man named Deidrick Knickerbocker, A Knickerbocker’s History of New York depicts a satirical history spanning from the world’s creation to the end of the Dutch dynasty. Beginning with the start of time itself, Knickerbocker reveals historical anecdotes, both real and imagined featuring social commentary, fresh perspectives on the past, and conversations with powerful historical figures. With humor and intrigue, A Knickerbocker’s History of New York tells the tale of the discovery of New York, and explores the first Dutch settlements. While examining those origins, Knickerbocker muses about the ethics of colonization and the immoral treatment of Native Americans, with biting and brutal honesty. Still under the Dutch “rule”, 1600 New York acted as one of the breeding grounds for many American Christmas traditions, some of which are still alive today. Under a comical microscope, A Knickerbocker’s History of New York explores the effect the early Dutch settlements have on American culture, particularly in New York. Originally published in 1809, Washington Irving’s A Knickerbocker’s History of New York earned acclaim for its innovative genre as one of the first American comedic works. With the mix of specific, inside jokes and universal humor, Irving’s satire invites laughter from both his original audience and contemporary readers. With prose and wit that has remained fresh and hilarious even two-hundred and eleven years later, Washington Irving’s A Knickerbocker’s History of New York contains a narrative that has earned centuries of influence. While playfully mocking both classic literature and historians, Irving was bold enough to even include a list of people, professions and properties that he intended to make fun of. Though Irving mixes fact with fiction, A Knickerbocker’s History of New York provides useful insight on the history of Dutch Americans, as well as contributing thoughtful social commentary that finds itself still applicable to modern society. Now featuring a stunning new cover design and a modern font, this edition of Washington Irving’s A Knickerbocker’s History of New York is both accessible and entertaining.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Disney Classic)

By Cara Stevens
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  • Publisher : Golden/Disney
  • Book Code : 0736443010
  • Total of Pages : 24
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 258
  • Pdf File: the-legend-of-sleepy-hollow.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The exciting tale of Disney’s Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman­ is retold in the classic Little Golden Book format! Perfect for Halloween or anytime, this spooky story will thrill young readers ages 2 to 5 as well as Disney and Little Golden Book fans of all ages. Experience the story of the Headless Horseman from Disney’s classic film The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad again and again with this Little Golden Book! After moving to the small village of Sleepy Hollow, superstitious schoolmaster Ichabod Crane hears the tall tale of The Headless Horseman, a ghost haunting the nearby woods. But is this just a story?

7 best short stories by Washington Irving

By Washington Irving,August Nemo
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  • Publisher : Tacet Books
  • Book Code : 3968584902
  • Total of Pages : 62
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 318
  • Pdf File: 7-best-short-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

He was the greatest American writer of his time: mentor to Poe, Dickens, and Hawthorne, his country's first professional author, and a writer of uniqely American ghost stories about growth, change, and identity. This selection specially chosen by the literary critic August Nemo, contains the following stories: - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Rip Van Winkle - The Devil and Tom Walker - Christmas - Guest from Gibbet Island - The Legend of the Engulphed Convent - The Adventure of my Uncle

The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 740
  • Pdf File: the-sketch-book-of-geoffrey-crayon.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., commonly referred to as The Sketch Book, is a collection of 34 essays and short stories written by the American author Washington Irving. It was published serially throughout 1819 and 1820.

Legend of Sleepy Hollow

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Book Code : 1616412461
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 759
  • Pdf File: legend-of-sleepy-hollow.pdf

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Ghosts and goblins abound in Sleepy Hollow. The haunting tales of the Headless Horseman entranced Ichabod Crane. During the day, he found the stories exciting. But at night he was afraid. His fear reached new heights the night he was chased by the mysterious ghost! The terrifying ride is brought to life in this striking graphic novel adaptation of Washington Irving's short story. A creator biography and glossary help reluctant readers take the first step on the road to classic literature.

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow And Other Stories

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 1443441996
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 976
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Book Short Summary:

One of America’s most beloved authors, Washington Irving penned some of the most popular and enduring tales of fiction. From Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman to Rip Van Winkle’s prolonged nap, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories also includes literary sketches and essays about the author’s life. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories was originally published as The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. (or just The Sketch Book) and was one of the first works by an American author to be widely read in England and Europe. HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

Kidd the Pirate

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 8726587882
  • Total of Pages : 3
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: kidd-the-pirate.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Touching upon the legends surrounding the infamous captain William Kid, Washington Irving’s short story deals in feats of adventures, pirates, and buried treasure. The tempestuous life of William Kid and his return "laden with booty" gives vent to the rise of treasure-seekers, chasing wild rumours. Superstition, devilry, and magic intertwine in this short story that forms the backbone of American folklore tales about pirates and hidden, stolen goods. But do not hasten to grab the shovel – the aforesaid treasure is often guarded by the Devil himself. Versatile as the subject matter of his literary oeuvre, the name of Washington Irving still echoes in the corridors of the American literary canon. Having earned special status as a man of letters in America and Europe alike, Irving’s fame stems primarily from his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". An avid biographer and historian, his influence can be felt within a vast group of American and British authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, E. A. Poe, Charles Dickens, and Sir Walter Scott.

Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent. - Nine Humorous Essays on the Fashions of the Time and the New York Theater Scene (Unabridged)

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 802683948X
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 757
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Book Short Summary:

The Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent. (1802) is a collection of nine observational letters written by American writer Washington Irving under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle. The letters lampoon marriage, manners, dress and culture of early 19th century New York. They are Irving's db̌ut in print. Jonathan Oldstyle is the first of many pseudonyms under which Irving wrote during his career and it stands out as a descriptive name for the character of the narrator - an aging bachelor who observes with astonishment the newfangled impulses of youth. The Oldstyle letters were well received in New York and despite the use of the pseudonym, Irving's identity, as Oldstyle was not a secret. The public enjoyed them, but Irving would always look back on the letters as "crude and boyish."

What Your First Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated)

By E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
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  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Book Code : 0553392395
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 396
  • Pdf File: what-your-first-grader-needs-to-know.pdf

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Give your child a smart start with the revised and updated What Your First Grader Needs to Know What will your child be expected to learn in the first grade? How can you help him or her at home? How can teachers foster active, successful learning in the classroom? This book answers these all-important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that hundreds of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American first graders. Featuring a new Introduction, filled with opportunities for reading aloud and fostering discussion, this first-grade volume of the acclaimed Core Knowledge Series presents the sort of knowledge and skills that should be at the core of a challenging first-grade education. Inside you’ll discover • Favorite poems—old and new, such as “The Owl and the Pussycat,” “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod,” and “Thirty Days Hath September” • Beloved stories—from many times and lands, including a selection of Aesop’s fables, “Hansel and Gretel,” “All Stories Are Anansi’s,” “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” and more • Familiar sayings and phrases—such as “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” and “Practice makes perfect” • World and American history and geography—take a trip down the Nile with King Tut and learn about the early days of our country, including the story of Jamestown, the Pilgrims, and the American Revolution • Visual arts—fun activities plus reproductions of masterworks by Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Georgia O’Keeffe, and others • Music—engaging introductions to great composers and music, including classical music, opera, and jazz, as well as a selection of favorite children’s songs • Math—a variety of activities to help your child learn to count, add and subtract, solve problems, recognize geometrical shapes and patterns, and learn about telling time • Science—interesting discussions of living things and their habitats, the human body, the states of matter, electricity, our solar system, and what’s inside the earth, plus stories of famous scientists such as Thomas Edison and Louis Pasteur

The Life and Voyages of Christopher C

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1633554716
  • Total of Pages : 405
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf File: the-life-and-voyages-of-christopher-c.pdf

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Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 - November 28, 1859) was an American author of the early 19th century. Best known for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip van Winkle (both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon), he was also a prolific essayist, biographer and historian. Irving and James Fenimore Cooper were the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe, and Irving is said to have encouraged authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edgar Allan Poe. Irving was also the U.S. minister to Spain 1842-1846.

The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Two Volumes in One)

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1616405589
  • Total of Pages : 1014
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 467
  • Pdf File: the-life-and-voyages-of-christopher-columbus.pdf

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Inspired by the then-recent unearthing of original documents and letters of Christopher Columbus, the American writer Washington Irving set about, in the 1820s, to create the first unlimited and complete account of the great explorer and his journeys. This is that account, sweeping in its scope, as intimate as a novel, as thrilling as a grand adventure story. Originally written in two volumes but presented here in a combined edition, The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus tells of Columbus' three journeys to the New World, shipwrecks and mutinies, encounters with natives, and his establishment of military outposts in the Americas. With a dedication to historical accuracy combined with a flair for engaging storytelling, Irving bestows upon us one of the classic works of history of the Age of Exploration. WASHINGTON IRVING (1783-1859) was born in New York City to Scottish immigrant parents. Considered by some the "Father of American Literature," Irving is best known for his short stories, including "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle," but he also produced an extensive bibliography of essays, poems, travel books, and biographies.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature

By Laurie Rozakis
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101198818
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 403
  • Pdf File: the-complete-idiot-s-guide-to-american-literature.pdf

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You're no idiot, of course. You know that Samuel Clemens had a better-known pen name, Moby Dick is a famous whale, and the Raven only said,"Nevermore." But when it comes to understanding the great works of Mark Twain, Herman Melville, and Edgar Allan Poe, you'd rather rent the videos than head to your local library. Don't tear up your library card yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to American Literature teaches you all about the rich tradition of American prose and poetry, so you can fully appreciate its magnificent diversity.

The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473374731
  • Total of Pages : 523
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 659
  • Pdf File: the-sketch-book-of-geoffrey-crayon-gent.pdf

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The Sketch Book Of Geoffrey Crayon: Volume I. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Knickerbocker's History of New York

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1776532015
  • Total of Pages : 391
  • Category : History
  • Members : 815
  • Pdf File: knickerbocker-s-history-of-new-york.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Today, author Washington Irving is best remembered for the iconic tales "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle." However, Irving also produced a number of well-regarded works of history and biography. This brilliant volume combines fact and fiction, offering a satirical -- and often imagined -- history of New York from the perspective of make-believe Dutch historian Diedrich Knickerbocker.

Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504063279
  • Total of Pages : 310
  • Category : History
  • Members : 656
  • Pdf File: chronicle-of-the-conquest-of-granada.pdf

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The nineteenth-century author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow presents a vivid history of the Granada War, which ended Islamic rule in Spain. From 1482 to 1492, Catholic monarchs Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon mounted a series of military campaigns against the Nasrid kingdom of Granada. Washington Irving’s acclaimed Chronicles of the Conquest of Granada describes the struggles and numerous battles of the ten-year conflict, which culminated with the annexation of Granada by Castile. Irving frames the text as a recovered contemporary manuscript written by the fictional Jesuit priest Fray Antonio Agapida, lending a sense of immediacy to his narrative.

A History of New York (Volume 1&2)

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027232600
  • Total of Pages : 358
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 113
  • Pdf File: a-history-of-new-york.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Knickerbocker's History of New York, From the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty is a work of history, disguised as satire, which was published in 1809 by the American writer Washington Irving under the pseudonym Dietrich Knickerbocker. The full title of the work is "A history of New York, from the beginning of the world to the end of the Dutch dynasty. Containing, among many surprising and curious matters, the unutterable ponderings of Walter the Doubter, the disastrous projects of William the Testy, and the chivalric achievements of Peter the Headstrong, the three Dutch governors of New Amsterdam: being the only authentic history of the times that ever hath been published." Irving draws an unflattering image of the settlers of the colony New Nederland and the Dutch are drawn as lazy pipe smokers of little minds. The work is considered a satire on the political leadership of the United States. Washington Irving (1783–1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington and Oliver Goldsmith, and several histories of 15th-century Spain, dealing with subjects such as the Moors and the Alhambra. Irving served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846.

Old Christmas

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1633554740
  • Total of Pages : 60
  • Category : History
  • Members : 794
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Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 - November 28, 1859) was an American author of the early 19th century. Best known for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip van Winkle (both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon), he was also a prolific essayist, biographer and historian. Irving and James Fenimore Cooper were the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe, and Irving is said to have encouraged authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edgar Allan Poe. Irving was also the U.S. minister to Spain 1842-1846.

Little Britain

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1776675592
  • Total of Pages : 19
  • Category : Travel
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In this essay from his renowned collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., Washington Irving brings the Little Britain section of London to life for readers. Whether you've visited and remember the area fondly or you're looking for a glimpse into London life in the nineteenth century, this vibrant travelogue is well worth a read.

Knickerbocker's History of New York, From the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty (Classic Unabridged Edition)

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026837665
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: "Knickerbocker's History of New York, From the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty (Classic Unabridged Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Knickerbocker's History of New York, From the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty is a work of history, disguised as satire, which was published in 1809 by the American writer Washington Irving under the pseudonym Dietrich Knickerbocker. The full title of the work is "A history of New York, from the beginning of the world to the end of the Dutch dynasty. Containing, among many surprising and curious matters, the unutterable ponderings of Walter the Doubter, the disastrous projects of William the Testy, and the chivalric achievements of Peter the Headstrong, the three Dutch governors of New Amsterdam: being the only authentic history of the times that ever hath been published." Irving draws an unflattering image of the settlers of the colony New Nederland and the Dutch are drawn as lazy pipe smokers of little minds. The work is considered a satire on the political leadership of the United States. Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington and Oliver Goldsmith, and several histories of 15th-century Spain, dealing with subjects such as the Moors and the Alhambra. Irving served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846.

Timeless Classics: Rip Van Winkle

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Oliver Goldsmith

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1633554759
  • Total of Pages : 306
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 - November 28, 1859) was an American author of the early 19th century. Best known for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip van Winkle (both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon), he was also a prolific essayist, biographer and historian. Irving and James Fenimore Cooper were the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe, and Irving is said to have encouraged authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edgar Allan Poe. Irving was also the U.S. minister to Spain 1842-1846.

A Study Guide for Legend of Sleepy Hollow's Legend of Sleepy Hollow

By Gale, Cengage Learning
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  • Publisher : Gale Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1410337162
  • Total of Pages : 35
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Legend of Sleepy Hollow's Legend of Sleepy Hollow, excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES OF WASHINGTON IRVING (Illustrated Edition)

By Washington Irving
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  • Book Code : 8027202566
  • Total of Pages : 1800
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This carefully edited collection of "THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES OF WASHINGTON IRVING (Illustrated Edition)” has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer and diplomat. Contents: INTRODUCTION SPEECH: NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 18, 1842 by Charles Dickens THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, GENT. The Voyage Roscoe The Wife Rip van Winkle English Writers on America Rural Life in England The Broken Heart The Art of Book-making 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 Spectre Bridegroom Westminster Abbey Christmas The Stage Coach 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'Envoy BRACEBRIDGE HALL The Hall The Busy Man Family Servants The Widow The Lovers Family Reliques An Old Soldier The Widow's Retinue Ready-Money Jack Bachelors A Literary Antiquary The Farmhouse Horsemanship Love Symptoms Falconry Hawking Fortune-Telling Love-Charms A Bachelor's Confessions Gipsies Village Worthies The Schoolmaster The School A Village Politician The Rookery May-Day The Culprit Lover's Troubles The Wedding The Stout Gentleman The Student of Salamanca Annette Delarbre Dolph Heyliger TALES OF A TRAVELLER Strange Stories by a Nervous Gentleman Buckthorne and His Friends The Italian Banditti The Money Diggers WOLFERT'S ROOST AND MISCELLANIES...

Tales of the Alhambra

By Washington Irving
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  • Book Code : 1633554791
  • Total of Pages : 328
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Rough draughts of some of the following tales and essays were actually written during a residence in the Alhambra; others were subsequently added, founded on notes and observations made there. Care was taken to maintain local coloring and verisimilitude; so that the whole might present a faithful and living picture of that microcosm, that singular little world into which I had been fortuitously thrown; and about which the external world had a very imperfect idea. It was my endeavor scrupulously to depict its half Spanish, half Oriental character; its mixture of the heroic, the poetic, and the grotesque; to revive the traces of grace and beauty fast fading from its walls; to record the regal and chivalrous traditions concerning those who once trod its courts; and the whimsical and superstitious legends of the motley race now burrowing among its ruins.

Breaking Boundaries

By Sherrie A. Inness,Diana Royer
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  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Book Code : 9781587291159
  • Total of Pages : 291
  • Category : American literature
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