(1783 - 1859)
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.
Tales, true, legendary and fairy about the Moorish palace in Granada.
An assortment of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.
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Charles E. Carryl
Helen Dean Fish
Frances Clarke Sayers
A collection of tales by Washington Irving.
Bracebridge Hall (1896)
Eighteen selections from classic novels.
James Fenimore Cooper
Sir Walter Scott
Hilda van Stockum
A satirical look at the early history of the metropolis. Read online at archive.org.
A comic history of New York under the Dutch.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1928)
The fearful ride of Ichabod Crane and his encounter with the headless horseman has entered American folklore.
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.
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.
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.
Two tales, one of the layabout who slept for twenty years and the other of the pumpkin-headed night rider on Halloween.