The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories
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. ... show more
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. "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle," two of America's most recognizable and loved works of fiction, display 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. This volume also contains 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.
Publish date: October 1st 1999
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
You know, this was just okay. I actually started reading it on Halloween and put it down, even though it was nearly finished. Just to get it out of the way, I finished it today. It probably wasn't given the most fair of chances, being read on the heels of Dickens. For a ghost story, I didn't reall...
Not as scary as I remember, but still a classic October read.Over the years, I've read, watched, and listened to a number of headless horseman retellings of Irving's tale, which watered down the original story's impact. So while rereading is fun, the experience isn't as good as when I first read it ...
Bought this ebook primarily because I was assigned a few of its short story in my North American Writters class. The stories are amazing, my favorite ones are "Rip Van Winkle" and of course "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". This particular edition was free on Amazon.com and although it is very well org...