Rip Van Winkle

Rip Van Winkle

by Washington Irving
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Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving

he 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 "Kaatskill" Mountains, lives the kindly Rip Van Winkle, a colonial British-American villager of Dutch descent. Rip is an amiable though somewhat hermitic man who enjoys solitary activities in the wilderness, but is also loved by all in town—especially the children to whom he tells stories and gives toys. However, a tendency to avoid all gainful labor, for which his nagging wife (Dame Van Winkle) chastises him, allows his home and farm to fall into disarray due to his lazy neglect.

One autumn day, Rip is escaping his wife's nagging, wandering up the mountains with his dog, Wolf. Hearing his name being shouted, Rip discovers that the speaker is a man dressed in antiquated Dutch clothing, carrying a keg up the mountain, who requires Rip's help. Without exchanging words, the two hike up to an amphitheatre-like hollow in which Rip discovers the source of previously-heard thunderous noises: there is a group of other ornately-dressed, silent, bearded men who are playing nine-pins. Although there is no conversation and Rip does not ask the men who they are or how they know his name, he discreetly begins to drink some of their liquor, and soon falls asleep.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015630077
Publisher: Smashbooks
Publication date: 12/26/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 513,701
File size: 57 KB

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Rip Van Winkle 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 82 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!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I believe that (Rip Van Winkle) is Washington Irving's best tale, even better than (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow).
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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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