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Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories

Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories

Written by Washington Irving

Narrated by Donada Peters


Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories

Written by Washington Irving

Narrated by Donada Peters

ratings:
3.5/5 (3 ratings)
Length:
4 hours
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Released:
Sep 29, 2008
ISBN:
9781400178926
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Description

You are probably familiar with the popularized stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," but have you heard the original unabridged versions by Washington Irving? His skillfully written and colorful tales have much more meaning and depth. In "Rip Van Winkle," Irving makes a profound social comment about the changes that were happening in his America, and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" isn't just a chilling tale about the Headless Horseman but an enchanting story about two rival suitors.

Equally enjoyable tales of suspense and the supernatural included in this collection are:

  • "The Spectre Bridegroom"
  • "The Adventure of the German Student"
  • "The Devil and Tom Walker"
  • "The Adventure of the Mason"
  • "Legend of the Rose of Alhambra"
  • "The Governor and the Notary"
  • "Governor Manco and the Soldier"

This collection will demonstrate just why Washington Irving is widely recognized as the "Father of American Literature."

Publisher:
Released:
Sep 29, 2008
ISBN:
9781400178926
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook


About the author

Washington Irving Was born in New York City in 1783. He lived in the United States, England, and Spain (where he served as an American diplomatic attache). A prolific author, Irving wrote The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., Diedrich Knickerbocker's History of New York, The Alhambra, and biographies of George Washington and Christopher Columbus, among other works. He is best remembered, however, for his two most famous stories, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle."


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  • (2/5)
    This wasn't that good of a read. While the stories seem driven, the writing feels archaic and insipid. I did not feel a definite connection, or felt the literary appeal, of much of this collection and it was hard to focus in on the details. Overall, not that great of a read.2 stars.
  • (3/5)
    Holy crap does Washington Irving suck as a writer. Great ideas REALLY terribly executed. What boring crap.