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The legend of Sleepy Hollow and other stories : the sketch book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

Author: Washington Irving; Haskell S Springer; William L Hedges
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 1999. ©1988
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This annotated edition of "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." features more than thirty essays, sketches, and tales by nineteenth-century American writer Washington Irving, including "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". Also contains a prospectus and an advertisement from early editions.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
History
Named Person: Washington Irving; Washington Irving
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Washington Irving; Haskell S Springer; William L Hedges
ISBN: 014043769X 9780140437690
OCLC Number: 42673750
Notes: "This collection under the title The sketch book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. edited by Haskell S. Springer first published in the United States of America by Twayne Publishers, a division of G.K. Hall & Co. 1978; published with an introduction and notes by William L. Hedges in Penguin Books 1988"--Title page verso.
"The text of this edition was approved by the Center for Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association"--Cover.
Description: xxi, 339 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
A note on the text --
Preface to the revised edition (1848) --
The author's account of himself --
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, East Cheap --
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 --
Appendix A: "Prospectus" to the first American edition --
Appendix B: "Advertisement" to the first British edition.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Washington Irving ; with an introduction and notes by William L. Hedges.

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This annotated edition of "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." features more than thirty essays, sketches, and tales by nineteenth-century American writer Washington Irving, including "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". Also contains a prospectus and an advertisement from early editions.

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