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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Rip Van Winkle)
     

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Rip Van Winkle)

3.8 221
by Washington Irving
 

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Rip Van Winkle, "a simple, good-natured fellow" of Dutch-American descent, lives in a pleasant village at the foot of the Catskill Mountains in New York where he passes his time hunting, fishing, attending country frolics, running errands for housewives, playing with the children, and sitting in the shade with his cronies Derrick Van Bummel, a schoolmaster, and

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Rip Van Winkle, "a simple, good-natured fellow" of Dutch-American descent, lives in a pleasant village at the foot of the Catskill Mountains in New York where he passes his time hunting, fishing, attending country frolics, running errands for housewives, playing with the children, and sitting in the shade with his cronies Derrick Van Bummel, a schoolmaster, and Nicholas Vedder, a local tavern owner.

One autumn day, to avoid his wife's incessant nagging Rip wanders into the mountains with his dog Wolf. In a mysterious hollow, he discovers the ghosts of Henry Hudson and his crew, playing nine pins. After sampling some of their brew, Rip falls asleep, only to awaken twenty years later in unusual circumstances.

It seems to be morning, his gun is rotted and rusty, his beard has grown a foot long, and Wolf is nowhere to be found. Rip returns to his village where he finds that he recognizes no one.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012222343
Publisher:
Jeanne Gibson
Publication date:
02/14/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
133 KB

Meet the Author

Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American essayist, novelist, and historian.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, often known as Rip Van Winkle, was his best-known short story, and he became America's first genuine internationally best-selling author.

Irving spent a lot of time advocating for writing as a legitimate profession, and argued for stronger laws to protect American writers from copyright infringement. Just 8 months before his death, he completed a five-volume biography of George Washington.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 221 reviews.
Kylie Lauzon More than 1 year ago
DON'T BUY THIS VERTION!!!! I just bought and it's messed up! It skips pages and the pictures go onto the next page on top of the writing so it's hard to read! Please fix otr please give me back my money!
Logan Wilson More than 1 year ago
Just a random mish mash of symbols and characters the actual story is not included.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WHAT!!?? I can't read this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can someone please explain why I cant read this??? No wonder its free, its unreadible! SEVERELY DISSAPOINTED!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is NOT the book The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The first couple pages are scans of the book but that's it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 95 cent version published by mobilereference is only the 7 page sample. Do not buy!!!!
Kirconnell More than 1 year ago
A great story especially for the autumn season, but unfortunately, the pictures are missing from my Nook Color version. Disappointing since I would have loved to see them and they are the reason I bought this edition.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While reading this book the two of us loved it. The detail was very descriptive of the serroundings. Icabod was a unbelievable character who anyone could laugh at.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow im speechless this book was great.I could not put it down. ive read this book 3 times and i cannot get enough of it. but enough about, that time to tell you about the story. Ichabaod crane a school master comes to sleepy hollow to teach.he falls in love with the beautiful Katrina. but he has compettion with Brom bones bahh! they story continues to go on he meets the headless horseman but you must read the book to find out what happens to out hero ichabod crane..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a short bio of the author, not the book itself. Ripped off and pissed off!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All I got was symbols. Will try another book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good novel. The only problem is the last few pages are missing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I went this booke so filping bad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He smiled.
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Dont talk to her like ttht
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*sigh* bored...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You guys are just lieing you are not telling the truth you just say its bad so you can get your money back.now have to read this or i fail my reading classand if i fail i am not alowed to ride my horses of play with my bunnys
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flys around ready to fire her golden bow at any cost, to hurt to trust anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That word pretty well sums up what I thought of this so called book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is it clean. I mean does it haz bad words? c=={]:::::::::::::::::> Im sorry i just had to make this;)