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Title:
Washington Irving's The legend of Sleepy Hollow and other stories
Author:
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859.
Publication Information:
New York : Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
245 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
A collection of stories by Washington Irving, including "Rip Van Winkle, " "The Spectre Bridegroom, " and "The Bold Dragoon."
Language:
English
Contents:
The legend of Sleepy Hollow -- Rip Van Winkle -- The spectre bridegroom -- The hunting-dinner -- The adventure of my uncle -- The adventure of my aunt -- The bold dragoon -- Adventure of the German student -- The devil and Tom Walker -- Legend of the three beautiful princesses -- Legend of the rose of the Alhambra -- Legend of the two discreet statues -- Spanish romance.
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ISBN:
9780448420745
Format :
Book

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From the "Father of the American Short Story" comes a classic collection of well-loved tales sure to chill the faint of heart and thrill the brave-hearted. Ride with the headless horseman as he makes his rounds through "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," soon to be a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci. Find out what happens when a lazy man falls asleep for 20 years and wakes up to a strange new world in "Rip Van Winkle." Dare to experience Gothic horror at its best in "The Spectre Bridegroom." With five gorgeously illustrated plates by Nenad Jakesevic, this celebrated anthology belongs on every family's bookshelf.


Author Notes

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.