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Washington Irving Classics: The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon With The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, & Tales of a Traveller

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This edition binds together The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon including The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with Tales of a Traveller, which was also published under Washington's Geoffrey Crayon pseudonym.

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",
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Kindle Edition, 618 pages
Published October 9th 2013 by Pearl Necklace Books (first published January 1st 1936)
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Richard
Dec 27, 2014 Richard rated it really liked it
The sketch-book has a lot more in it than Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle (entertaining though they are), and deserves to be read more widely than it is.

A highlight for me are the essays about Christmas, which describe a celebration of the holiday on an English estate which tries to keep alive the "old traditions."

Irving was in full myth-making mode here, so the reader should never assume there's any actual reporting going on, but the pieces are entertaining and are a nice complement to Dicke
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Mar 03, 2015 Rob Roy rated it really liked it
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We all know, or think we know, the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. Both tales are in the Sketchbook, but there is so much more. First of all, if you haven’t read the two stories listed above, it would behoove you to do so. There is more in them then the TV renditions you’ve seen. What fascinated me even more was some of his descriptive essays, especially the one covering a walk through Westminster Abby. The book is a delight, each essay and story being quite different, but well ...more
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Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He began his literary career at the age of nineteen by writing newspaper articles under the pseudonym, "Jonathan Oldstyle."

In 1809, he published, The History of New York, under his most well known public persona, Diedrich Knickerbocker.

Irving is best known for his short stories, "The Legend of
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