Rip Van Winkle (Illustrated)

Rip Van Winkle (Illustrated)

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by Washington Irving, F.O.C. Darley, John Quidor, N.C. Wyeth
     
 

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The story of Rip Van Winkle is set in the years before and after the American Revolutionary War. In a pleasant village, at the foot of New York's Catskill Mountains, lives the kindly Rip Van Winkle, a colonial British-American villager.

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The story of Rip Van Winkle is set in the years before and after the American Revolutionary War. In a pleasant village, at the foot of New York's Catskill Mountains, lives the kindly Rip Van Winkle, a colonial British-American villager.

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After a failed business venture with his brothers, Irving filed for bankruptcy in 1818. Despondent, he turned to writing for possible financial support, though he had difficulty thinking of stories to write. He stayed in Birmingham, England with his brother-in-law Henry Van Wart. The two were reminiscing in June 1818 when Irving was suddenly inspired by their nostalgic conversation. Irving locked himself in his room and wrote non-stop all night. As he said, he felt like a man waking from a long sleep. He presented the first draft of "Rip Van Winkle" to the Van Wart family over breakfast.

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ISBN-13:
2940016504360
Publisher:
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Publication date:
06/08/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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Irving is largely credited as the first American Man of Letters, and the first to earn his living solely by his pen. Eulogizing Irving before the Massachusetts Historical Society in December 1859, his friend, the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, acknowledged Irving's role in promoting American literature: "We feel a just pride in his renown as an author, not forgetting that, to his other claims upon our gratitude, he adds also that of having been the first to win for our country an honourable name and position in the History of Letters"

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Irving was regularly approached by aspiring young authors for advice or endorsement, including Edgar Allan Poe, who sought Irving's comments on "William Wilson" and "The Fall of the House of Usher"

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Rip Van Winkle 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 81 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the true classic Rip Van Winkle, with the proper forward and afterward included. The plates in the book are fantastic. I would recommend this book over all others of the same title
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'ts a true classic.Mr.Irving is a true auther and I think his story is amazing!!!!!
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*sighs as she puts her hand on a tree.* Woah, I can't believe this is a place Cory made... even though there are bad memories here, we had some good ones too. :T
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Tat's good.
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We read it in my english class. It can be difficult to understand, but it was interesting.
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