The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle

by Washington Irving

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving

Here are two favorite stories by “the father of American literature” exactly as Washington Irving wrote them, newly reset in easy-to-read type, with six handsome new illustrations. Once again in these pages, Ichabod Crane, the hapless schoolmaster of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, faces the terror of the Headless Horseman; and the henpecked husband of Rip van Winkle rises from a 20-year sleep to find a world vastly changed. Children and adults alike will enjoy the humor and suspense of these two beloved classics of American literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486288284
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 12/01/1995
Series: Dover Children's Thrift Classics
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 97,061
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 8 - 14 Years

About the Author

Washington Irving, the first American writer to make his living by his profession, was born April 3, 1783. At the age of six he was introduced to his namesake, George Washington. He studied law but then was sent to Europe because of his health and was to spend 17 years abroad. When he was thirty-five his family's business went bankrupt. It was then that he began to support himself by writing. He wrote letters, essays and short fiction. Washington Irving died in 1859.

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Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
2 classics I can cross off my Bucket List *Book source ~ Local library I picked up a few copies of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at the library because my daughter had to read it for her AP English class. I chose a few copies because I wasn’t sure which one she’d want to read and of the four I read the one with Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. My husband decided to read one of the others and my daughter chose yet another. The boys read the last copy, so all the books got some reading love. The copy I read is from 1967. It is a large print with illustrations, but there is no ISBN and I can’t find it anywhere online to link this exact copy. Anyway…it’s hard to believe I haven’t read either of these stories. Heard about them, yes. Actually read them, no. I’m not all that big on classics, but I found both of these stories ok. I did enjoy the extra background in both stories as I could only remember the bare bones of each tale. I do wonder what happened to Ichabod Crane though. Did the pumpkin in the face kill him and he was buried out in the woods? Or was he so scared he took off, even without his stuff? As far as Rip Van Winkle goes, no wonder his wife nagged him. He was a lazy worthless guy and his son didn’t fall far from the tree.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HollandPurchase-NY More than 1 year ago
The illustrations in the edition leave some realism to be desired, but the story is wonderful for Hudson Valley enthusiasts!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Two great stories in one! In 'Rip Van Winkle', a man sees the ghosts of Henry Hudson and his men, and falls asleep for 20 years. In 'The Legend Of Sleepy Hallow', a new school-master falls for a women. On Halloween night he get chased by a headless horseman.