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Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories

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ISBN-10: 0140367713

ISBN-13: 9780140367713

Edition: 2nd 1996 (Abridged)

Authors: Washington Irving, Washington Irving

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Featuring Rip van Winkle, Ichabod Crane and the Spectre Bridegroom, this collection of classic tales range from fantasy to romance.
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Book details

List price: $5.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Washington Irving, one of the first Americans to achieve international recognition as an author, was born in New York City in 1783. His A History of New York, published in 1809 under the name of Diedrich Knickerbocker, was a satirical history of New York that spanned the years from 1609 to 1664. Under another pseudonym, Geoffrey Crayon, he wrote The Sketch-book, which included essays about English folk customs, essays about the American Indian, and the two American stories for which he is most renowned--"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle." Irving served as a member of the U.S. legation in Spain from 1826 to 1829 and as minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846. Following his return…