Rip Van Winkle
Rip Van Winkle travels into the Catskill Mountains to spend the day, but somehow falls asleep and wakes up to a changed world. He had slept for 20 years! Where is his family? Find out what happened to Rip Van Winkle in this cautionary tale! Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination page after page, encouraging a...more
Poor Rip Van Winkle!
Is this the only way to escape your nagging wife? sleeping for twenty years?!! I know you didn't mean to, you just wanted to take one day off and it lasted for a very long time!!
I think Rip represents America, and his wife represents Britain! When he finally woke up, Britain (Dame Van Winkle) was defeated (dead!!) and America (Rip) was finally independent!
It's a very cool image, isn't it?! The representation of the idea of getting free is truly impressive!
But, you know, it ju ...more
Rip Van Winkle is an British colonist living in American before the Revolutionary war. He ends up drinking some magic liquor and wakes to find the world he knows completely different.
Rip is lazy ...more
I'm glad I re-read it, because there's much more to the Irving telling. Kind of horri ...more
The changes that Rip experienced after his twenty-year sleep were profound but would be minimal to us over a similar period today, change has so markedly accelerated. Think of twenty years ago today, in 1990. In “information age” changes are only one example – consider computer technology. And ...more
Les personnages d'Irving etaient tous des descendants de Neo-Hol ...more
Good for a children's story as well as adults.
Yet having read it as an adult, I feel a bit differently about it. Is losing 20 years still awful? Of course. Yet perhaps it was necessary, or maybe even a kindness. Rip Van Winkle was a nice guy, but an inattentive father and half of a very dysfunctional marriage. He was exactly the kind of guy who would refuse fishing lessons ...more
I was surprised that Washington Irving imitated the story from Al-Qur'an which is Asbabul Kahfi in Chapter Al-Kahfi which means The Cave. It is about a group of men fell asleep in a cave for a really long time. When they woke up, the environment has changed which includes the transformation of leadership. The group of men also brought an animal with them and it was a dog. Just like in Rip Va ...more
Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...
1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.
2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.
3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.
4 sta ...more
I read this years ago and I hardly thought of I think of it now . I read it because one of my all time favourite musicans was claimed to love it and I felt I , too , had to love it .
Now , I understand it .
A review is to be written very soon .
Its a delightful tale, sending a likeable man - loved by all, but tormented by his wife - to a deep sleep of twenty years so that he sees a changed world.
Set in contrasting pre- and post-American revolution times, it also describes the changes that has taken place in the vill ...more
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 ...more