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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories #2020

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories Here are two favorite stories by the father of American literature exactly as Washington Irving wrote them newly reset in easy to read type with six handsome new illustrations Once again in these pa

  • Title: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories
  • Author: Washington Irving
  • ISBN: 9781420924985
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories By Washington Irving, Here are two favorite stories by the father of American literature exactly as Washington Irving wrote them, newly reset in easy to read type, with six handsome new illustrations Once again in these pages, Ichabod Crane, the hapless schoolmaster of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, faces the terror of the Headless Horseman, and the henpecked husband of Rip Van Winkle riseHere are two favorite stories by the father of American literature exactly as Washington Irving wrote them, newly reset in easy to read type, with six handsome new illustrations Once again in these pages, Ichabod Crane, the hapless schoolmaster of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, faces the terror of the Headless Horseman, and the henpecked husband of Rip Van Winkle rises from a 20 year sleep to find a world vastly changed Children and adults alike will enjoy the humor and suspense of these two beloved classics of American literature.

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    1. Read only several stories here, Rip van winkle and Sleepy Hollow for school, then two or three others for fun I love the passion Irving has for the land, nature, the community and folktales it s contagious in his writing I also love how much he made me laugh unexpectedly.

    2. How have I not read anything of his before I loved reading Sleepy Hollow and I never realized Rip Van Winkle only ever fell asleep for 20 years and that half the story is about escaping a nagging wife Kind of funny His sketches are well worded and I can feel my vocabulary increasing yeah while still being amused.

    3. Things were going smooth Though I wasn t particularly enjoying the writing, I was ready to give this book 4 stars on account of it having inspired the much better adaptations of Sleepy Hollow which probably wasn t even a fair system to adopt Anyway, a little further down the line, I knew I had to be honest and rate it 3 stars because Mr Irving s style was too obvious and his short stories lacked substance, not to mention the constant mention to female fragility.And then came Mountjoy What a piec [...]

    4. A cute collection of three tales The legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle and Golden Dreams The book comes with black and white illustrations as well The legend of Sleepy Hollow follows a school teacher with a taste for ghost stories and food, who encounters the headless horseman one dark night after losing the affections of a girl he was courting Whether the horseman got him or he simply chose to leave the village nobody knows, all that remained at the scene was a grazing horse, a shattered [...]

    5. A story is only as good as its telling,and Washington Irving is indeed a Master Storyteller.Not consistently, but that has the virtue of making his classic stories shine ever brightly Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow are classics With vivid main characters and rich,descriptive language they are a sheer indulgence of Wordsmanship.The other three stories are enjoyable enough but really their best purpose is in accentuating the brilliance of the former two.The Wordsworth Classic pape [...]

    6. This is not the text I got while in grad school, but it contains three of Irving s three most famous short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is my all time favorite It also scared my kids when I read it to them Its descriptive narrative is superb Rip van Winkle is really a tale of the petticoat government of England and its death grip on the Colonies The Spectre Bridegroom is my second favorite Irving tale Irving loves to describe long lists of items in all of his works, and the ones about foo [...]

    7. really just the two stories are known, the rest is like travelogue narrative But these two stories really are smart and pitched not to kids at all Both tell versions of coming to terms with a changing world, agrarian vs educated, pre Independence and post Sleepy Hollow especially matches American ideas of material self sufficiency against inherited European trumpeting of high culture.

    8. I love the pastoral, rustic descriptions of the New England setting and the supernatural undertones of Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow But I found that the other short stories were not nearly as emotive I mostly bought the book for Rip and Sleepy Hollow, hoping the rest of the stories would parallel these two, which they did not I still respect Washington Irving though, and as a former English major I will always have a soft spot for Rip and Sleepy Hollow.

    9. Washington Irving seems to have truly enjoyed being one of those really descriptive writers and often, it really seemed as if he was spending time working the prose than the story Overall, this is a pretty decent read with two well known and mostly beloved tales it is good to pull back and digest a classic every now and again.

    10. Of the many short stories in this single book, I read the three that Irving is best known for to me Rip Van Winkle, Westminster Abbey, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow So I kind of cheated when I say that I read the entire book.They make for a very spooky and enjoyable bedtime read.

    11. I liked the main stories Rip Van Winkle, Sleepy Hollow, Spectre Bridegroom but the little works, excluding the one on Westminster Abbey, were too dull to me.

    12. Great short stories Not the typical stories of modern writers that require quick dramatic twists and suprises Just enjoyable reading.

    13. Rip van Winkle and The Spectre Bridegroom were excellent but I liked most The Legend of Sleepy Hollow All reminded me of childhood D

    14. I adore both these stories Washington Irving is a funny guy They are quick reads and the language is beautiful.

    15. 3.5 stars I loved one of the stories can t remember the title and enjoyed the other three I was disappointed by the Legend of Sleepy Hollow It was nothing like what I had expected

    16. Definitely a 5 star I like romantic writers and Washington s reflections are deep and thought provoking.

    17. I truly only loved a couple of tales in this little collection and that s why it only gets 2 out of 5 possible stars from me.

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