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Well respected in both America and Europe for his lively and often satirical pieces, ...
Well respected in both America and Europe for his lively and often satirical pieces, Washington Irving is best remembered for his wonderful supernatural tales, most notably "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Also included in this collection are "The Spectre Bridegroom, " "Westminster Abbey, " and other delightfully spooky and spectacular stories. A Tor Classic.
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Posted November 25, 2002
I read the novel, Rip Van Winkle by: Washington Irving. The story is about a simple farm man. The only problem is his wife, who is a mean, nasty old lady. One day, Rip is sitting down, talking to his friends, and his wife bursts in and tells him he's a lazy, good-for-nothin' husband. So, the only way to get from his wife, is to go out into the woods, and relax. Well, after all that walking, Rip feels tired, so he finds a tree, and decides to take a nap. Unknowing, a nap that will change his life. The main characters in the story are: Rip Van Winkle, and the Wolf the dog. I think Rip changes in thye story by, in the beginning he is lazy and takes life as it comes. But, in the endhe sees how short life is, and dosen't take it for granted. I gave this book 4 stars It had an interesting plot. I kept waiting to see what would happen next, so it kept me into the book. I recommend this book to anyone who likes an interesting story line, and has a good imaginationWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.