Read Washington Irving Classics: The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon With The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, & Tales of a Traveller by Washington Irving Free Online
Book Title: Washington Irving Classics: The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon With The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, & Tales of a Traveller|
The author of the book: Washington Irving
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Edition: Pearl Necklace Books
Date of issue: October 9th 2013
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Read full description of the books Washington Irving Classics: The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon With The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, & Tales of a Traveller:
This edition binds together The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon including The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with Tales of a Traveller, which was also published under Washington's Geoffrey Crayon pseudonym.
Apart from "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" — the pieces which made both Irving and The Sketch Book famous — other tales include "Roscoe", "The Broken Heart", "The Art of Book-making", "A Royal Poet", "The Spectre Bridegroom", "Westminster Abbey", "Little Britain", and "John Bull", His stories were highly influenced by German folktales, with "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" being inspired by a folktale recorded by Karl Musäus. Tales of a Traveller was written while Washington lived in Europe.
Read information about the authorWashington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He began his literary career at the age of nineteen by writing newspaper articles under the pseudonym, "Jonathan Oldstyle."
In 1809, he published, The History of New York, under his most well known public persona, Diedrich Knickerbocker.
Irving is 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, Gent. which he published in 1819.
Irving's historical works include a five volume biography of George Washington (for whom he was named after) as well as biographies of Oliver Goldsmith, Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors, and the Alhambra. Irving felt a strong connection to Spain and was appointed by President John Tyler to serve as the first Spanish speaking U.S. minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846.