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Washington Irving

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(1783 - 1859)

Washington Irving

Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.



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The Alhambra: Palace of Mystery and Splendor (1953)

Tales, true, legendary and fairy about the Moorish palace in Granada.

Author(s): Washington Irving
Illustrator(s): Louis Slobodkin

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Bracebridge Hall (1896)

An account of an American author’s time in Old England. Read for free online at Internet Archive: Volume 1, and Volume 2.

Author(s): Washington Irving
Illustrator(s): Arthur Rackham
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Bracebridge Hall: Selections from the Sketch Book (1877)

A comic novel of England by an American expatriate, best known for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Washington Irving
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1928)

The fearful ride of Ichabod Crane and his encounter with the headless horseman has entered American folklore.

Author(s): Washington Irving
Illustrator(s): Arthur Rackham

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Old Christmas: Selections from the Sketch Book (1875)

A book about Christmas in England by an American, best known for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Washington Irving
Illustrator(s): Randolph Caldecott

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Rip Van Winkle (1905)

A tale of Dutch New York and old Rip who played at bowls with Hendrick Hudson and his crew and slept for twenty years. This first edition has the plates all bound together at the back, as in the original issue of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. Read for free online at Google Books.

Author(s): Washington Irving
Illustrator(s): Arthur Rackham

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Rip Van Winkle (1916)

This edition of the tale of a hunter who slept for twenty years in the Catskill Mountains after a game of bowls has additional drawings but fewer plates. In this edition the plates are distributed throughout the text. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Washington Irving
Illustrator(s): Arthur Rackham

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Rip Van Winkle (1921)

Out hunting, Rip plays at bowls with the men of the mountains and drinks too deeply of their liquor. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Washington Irving
Illustrator(s): N. C. Wyeth

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Rip Van Winkle & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1951)

Two tales, one of the layabout who slept for twenty years and the other of the pumpkin-headed night rider on Halloween.

Author(s): Washington Irving
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. (1895)

A two-volume collection of stories and essays, including Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Read for free online at Internet Archive: Volume 1, and Volume 2.

Author(s): Washington Irving
Illustrator(s): Arthur Rackham
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Tales of a Traveller (1895)

A collection of tales by Washington Irving. Read for free online at HathiTrust (volume 1 and volume 2) or at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Washington Irving
Illustrator(s): Arthur Rackham
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