THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW [Deluxe Edition] The Original Classic with Beautiful Illustrations & BONUS Entire Audiobook

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW [Deluxe Edition] The Original Classic with Beautiful Illustrations & BONUS Entire Audiobook

by Washington Irving, Featuring Dynamic Chapter Navigation & Professional Formatting for a Premium Reading Experience, Published By Northpointe Classics
     
 
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW [Deluxe Edition] The Original Classic with Beautiful Illustrations & BONUS Entire Audio Narration

*** This Ebook Features Amazing Dynamic Chapter Navigation Linking and Professional Formatting for a Premium Reading Experience.

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story by Washington Irving contained in his collection

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THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW [Deluxe Edition] The Original Classic with Beautiful Illustrations & BONUS Entire Audio Narration

*** This Ebook Features Amazing Dynamic Chapter Navigation Linking and Professional Formatting for a Premium Reading Experience.

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story by Washington Irving contained in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., written while he was living in Birmingham, and first published in 1820. With Irving's companion piece "Rip Van Winkle", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is among the earliest examples of American fiction still read today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015979244
Publisher:
Northpointe
Publication date:
01/11/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
775 KB

Meet the Author

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He 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. His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors, and the Alhambra. Irving served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846.

He made his literary debut in 1802 with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle, written under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle. After moving to England for the family business in 1815, he achieved international fame with the publication of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. in 1819. He continued to publish regularly—and almost always successfully—throughout his life, and completed a five-volume biography of George Washington just eight months before his death, at age 76, in Tarrytown, New York.

Irving, along with James Fenimore Cooper, was among the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe, and Irving encouraged American authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edgar Allan Poe. Irving was also admired by some European writers, including Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron, Thomas Campbell, Francis Jeffrey, and Charles Dickens. As America's first genuine internationally best-selling author, Irving advocated for writing as a legitimate profession, and argued for stronger laws to protect American writers from copyright infringement.

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