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  • Washington Irving

    Washington Irving is one of early America's most treasured writers. He is best known for his wit and satirical voice. Irving had the extraordinary ability to paint a picture in words on the canvas of the printed page. Irving spent time in England where he wrote some of his best work. This collection includes two of his most famous works: "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." In these two classics, set in New York, Irving brings the legends and daily goings on of the early settlers to life in vivid color and detail. Additionally, two of Irving's essays about England, both rural and metropolitan, round out his Trans-Atlantic descriptions of life in a byegone era. ( Greg...read more

  • Washington Irving

    Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. Los piratas, «sujetos renegados de todos los climas y de todos los países de la Tierra» —en palabras de Washington Irving—, viven sus últimos días de gloria. Como eco lejano de sus sanguinarias hazañas, quedan las leyendas sobre sus tesoros enterrados en playas y bosques, a cuyo cuidado suele permanecer el diablo. ¡Cuán dignos de compasión son los incautos que se atreven a buscarlos! Sufrirán mil y una desgracias entre fantasmas, delirios peligrosos y sueños convertidos en la peor pesadilla, apenas comiencen a emplear la pala. Washington Irving, autor de los «Cuentos de la Alhambra» y la «Conquista de Granada» entre otros...read more

  • Washington Irving

    This is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington Irving. Irving lived at the Alhambra Palace while writing some of the material for his book. In 1828, Washington Irving traveled from Madrid, where he had been staying, to Granada, Spain. At first sight, he described it as "a most picturesque and beautiful city, situated in one of the loveliest landscapes that I have ever seen." He immediately asked the then-governor of the historic Alhambra Palace as well as the archbishop of Granada for access to the palace, which was granted because of Irving's celebrity status. Aided by a 35-year old guide named Mateo Ximenes, Irving was inspired by his experience to write Tales...read more

  • Washington Irving

    Washington Irving's name is synonymous with such classics as "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." He established himself as one of early America's most treasured writers. His wit and satirical voice are the hallmark of his writing. Irving had the extraordinary ability to paint a picture in words on the canvas of the printed page. Although an American, he spent a good deal of time traveling in England and memorializing his experiences in some of the essays chosen for this collection. With an emphasis on his time spent in London, the works include his observations on such diverse subjects as Westminster Abbey, British antiques and how one spends a Sunday in London. This...read more

  • Washington Irving

    Washington Irving is, arguably, one of America's greatest writers. He spent many years in Europe and kept records of his observations, which formed the basis of such classics as 'Old Christmas,' 'Bracebridge Hall' and 'Tales of a Traveler.' This volume is the latest entry in a series of collected essays written during these early years. The fragility of the heart forms the basis of many of these short stories. Irving handles the issues of love, heartbreak and death in a caring and compassionate...read more

  • Washington Irving

    Washington Irving is, arguably, one of America's greatest writers. He spent many years in Europe and kept records of his observations, which formed the basis of such classics as 'Old Christmas,' 'Bracebridge Hall' and 'Tales of a Traveler.' This volume is the latest entry in a series of collected essays written during these early years. The fragility of the heart forms the basis of many of these short stories. Irving handles the issues of love, heartbreak and death in a caring and compassionate...read more

  • Washington Irving

    In New York's Catskill Mountains before the American Revolution, a Dutch-American villager named Rip Van Winkle falls asleep and wakes up twenty years later without realizing how much time has passed. Unaware that the Revolutionary War has taken place, he must come to terms with the changes he encounters. Washington Irving wrote “Rip Van Winkle” while living in England as part of the collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., alongside his other famous tale, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Irving later admitted that "When I wrote the story, I had never been on the Catskills." Since its publication in 1819, the story has become part of American pop culture and...read more

  • Washington Irving

    Washington Irving's two most famous stories are combined here. One tells of Rip Van Winkle who escaped the dreadful life of a hen-pecked husband by magical means and the other of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman on their midnight ride. Experience the fright of poor Ichabod when assailed by the headless horseman and laugh at poor Rip who spends a lot of time sleeping to try to escape the headache of a nagging and ungrateful wife. AUTHOR Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, magazine editor and diplomat. Born in Manhattan at the end of the American Revolution, he was named for George Washington, whom he met as a child...read more

  • Washington Irving

    This selection includes two world-famous children's tales by American author, Washington Irving, well known for his ability to bring humor to the silly vanities that characterize human nature. In the first story, Rip Van Winkle falls asleep only to wake up 20 years later, finding he has literally slept his life away. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow tells the tale of the gawky schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, and his rival Brom Bones, who each woo pretty Katrina Van Tassel until a Headless Horseman makes his ghostly ride. Washington Irving was one of America's earliest and most popular writers. Famous for his short stories, Irving was also a chronicler of the frontier, a folklorist and a noted...read more

  • Washington Irving

    A volume of selected stories from Washington Irving's The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Praised by Walter Scott and Lord Byron for its prose, this collection consists of his most famous works, 'Rip Van Winkle' and 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow', as well as the praised short stories 'The Broken Heart' and 'The Widow and her Son'. Narrated by Michael...read more

  • Washington Irving

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' and 'Rip Van Winkle' by Washington Irving,, both appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors, and the Alhambra. Irving served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846. Irving made his literary debut in 1802 with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle, written under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle. After moving to England for the family business in 1815, he achieved international fame with the publication of The Sketch...read more

  • Washington Irving

    'Rip Van Winkle' is a short story by Washington Irving about a man who drinks some liquor then falls asleep for 20 years amidst the hills. Having missed the American Revolution, Rip Van Winke returns home but finds it completely changed. What he notices is really important, as they possess social and political messages that Irving wanted to stress. The independence from the British rule, the first steps into modernity, and the passing of time, all for better or worse, are among these messages that turn 'Rip Van Winkle' in one of the finest short stories in American literature. Recommended to fans of the genre and American literature in general. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales...read more

  • Washington Irving

    'The Devil and Tom Walker' is a short story by Washington Irving, tackling the theme of making a deal with the devil. The greedy and easily-corruptible Tom sells his soul in exchange for power and riches, but soon regrets his foolish, though absolutely irreversible choice. A typical cautionary and moral tale, 'The Devil and Tom Walker' is a central story in Irving's fiction, emphasizing the problems of human condition, family issues, and decision making. With its vivid folk and supernatural elements, it is a must-read for short fiction and American literature fans. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He...read more

  • Washington Irving

    Apart from "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" - the pieces which made both Irving and The Sketch Book famous - other tales include "Roscoe", "The Broken Heart", "The Art of Book-making", "A Royal Poet", "The Spectre Bridegroom", "Westminster Abbey", "Little Britain", and "John Bull". His stories were highly influenced by German folktales, with "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" being inspired by a folktale recorded by Karl Musäus. Stories range from the maudlin (such as "The Wife" and "The Widow and Her Son") to the picaresque ("Little Britain") and the comical ("The Mutability of Literature"), but the common thread running through The Sketch Book — and a key part of its...read more

  • Washington Irving

    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'...read more

  • Washington Irving

    The quiet Dutch community of Sleepy Hollow lay in the Adirondack mountains on the western shore of the mighty Hudson River in America's colonial period. The solitude of the woods was breathtaking, and not even a schoolmaster was immune from the eerie miasma which everyone knew permeated the dense forest. Written in 1820, Washington Irving's The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow has become a classic of American literature, and has been retold in many different ways. Here is the original, from Irving's own hand. (Summary by...read more

  • Washington Irving

    Ichabod Crane, a lanky, lean, superstitious school master, arrives to teach the children of Sleepy Hollow. As he vies for the attention of the lovely Katrina Van Tassel, his rival for her attention is the town rowdy, Brom Bones. Brom tries to scare Ichabod away with local superstitions and ghost tales. Soon enough the ill-fated schoolmaster encounters a terrifying legend come to life—The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.Meticulously adapted to stay true to the mood and flavor of the book Washington Irving is most famous for, this Colonial Radio presentation won the Charles Ogle Award for the Best Fantasy Production of...read more

  • Washington Irving

    The most beloved and oft-adapted work by Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow follows a love triangle in the New York countryside in 1790. Sleepy Hollow, a supposedly haunted glen on the outskirts of Tarry Town, is home to a particularly ghoulish fiend - the Headless Horseman - who is said to be the specter of a fallen soldier. Ichabod Crane, a schoolmaster from Connecticut, competes with local hero Abraham 'Brom Bones' Van Brunt for the affections of the young, beautiful, and wealthy Katrina Van Tassel. Crane, considered an outsider by the community, takes part in an annual harvest party in a bid to win Katrina's hand in marriage. His scheme fails, however, and Crane has a run-in...read more

  • Washington Irving

    Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. La leyenda de Sleepy Hollow o La leyenda del jinete sin cabeza es un relato corto de terror y romanticismo, escrito por Washington Irving en 1820, en su colección de ensayos e historias cortas The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon. La historia se sitúa en 1784, en los alrededores del asentamiento neerlandés de Tarry Town (Tarrytown, Nueva York), en un apartado valle llamado Sleepy Hollow conocido por sus historias de fantasmas y el ambiente embrujado que impregna la imaginación de sus habitantes y visitantes. El espectro más infame del lugar es el Jinete sin Cabeza, de quien se dice que es el fantasma de un antiguo soldado hessiano al que...read more

  • Washington Irving

    Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. Esta original novela entremezcla una serie de narraciones o cuentos con el libro de viajes y el diario. El protagonista e hilo conductor es el propio autor, Washington Irving, que tras su llegada a España inicia un recorrido por tierras andaluzas que le llevan a Granada. Allí queda extasiado por la majestuosidad de la Alhambra en cuyas habitaciones se hospedará. Durante su estancia conoce a varios personajes, entre los que hay que destacar al que se convierte en su criado, Mateo Jiménez, que le acompañarán y le darán noticia de esos cuentos y leyendas que giran en torno al monumento y su pasado...read more