The Devil and Tom Walker is one of the most famous short stories by Washington Irving. The work was published in 1824 as part of the "Money-Diggers" series, in his short story collection, "Tales of a Traveller." Learn more about Tom Walker and his encounter with Old Scratch.
Washington Irving wrote: "About the year 1727, just at the time when earthquakes were prevalent in New England, and shook many tall sinners down upon their knees, there lived near this place a meager miserly fellow of the name of Tom Walker." Discover The Devil and Tom Walker--with this study guide.