Washington Irving by Washington Irving
A Treasury: Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Old Christmas

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Beautifully printed and slipcased, this elegantly produced collection of three classic Irving masterpieces captures the magic of folktales and makes the perfect gift for the holiday season. All three of these time-honored Washington Irving tales first appeared in his best-selling The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. in 1819. The high-spirited tales Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow present memorable folk characters that have become part of America’s literary lexicon, while Old Christmas preserves the nostalgia, warmth, and joy of Merrie Olde English Christmas traditions.Each of the three hardcover cloth-bound books, adorned with ribbon markers and slipcased into a handsome set, are beautifully illustrated with original paintings and drawings: Rip Van Winkle (N.C. Wyeth); The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Arthur Rackham); and Old Christmas (Randolph Caldecott).
 

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Washington Irving (1783–1859) was an American author best remembered for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, both of which appear in this book.
 
Published September 4, 2012 by Universe. 392 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It is a lavish portrait of the author and his journeys during a politically and culturally tempestuous era in Europe and America, before Washington Irving left this span of great adventure and ensconced himself into a quieter, cozier life at his beloved Sunnyside.

Jul 01 2010 | Read Full Review of Washington Irving: A Treasury...

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Various other writers, at the time it was published, claimed that it was their favourite book, or that it made them weep, or that it was beautiful, and I’ve read the works of several of those authors and enjoyed them, so it seemed an acquaintance with this book should prove interesting.

Mar 14 2012 | Read Full Review of Washington Irving: A Treasury...

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