Profile: Washington Irving
(1783-1859) American writer. Washington Irving's pseudonyms included: Dietrich Knickerbocker, Jonathan Oldstyle, and Geoffrey Crayon. Washington Irving was a short story writer, famous for works like "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Read about the life and works of Washington Irving.
Rip Van Winkle - Washington Irving (1783-1859)
"I am of this mind with Homer, that as the snaile that crept out of her shel was turned eftsoons into a toad, and thereby was forced to make as stoole to sit on; so the traveller that stragleth from his own country is in a short time transformed into so monstrous a shape, that he is faine to alter his mansion with his manners, and to live where he can, not where he would."
Washington Irving - Books About Washington Irving
Washington Irving was America's first internationally acclaimed writer, famous for works like "Rip van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." He traveled around the world in his search for stories.
Washington Irving - Books by Washington Irving
Washington Irving was America's first international author, famous for works like "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," "Rip Van Winkle," and "The Adventures of Captain Bonneville," and other works. Read the works of Washington Irving.
Washington Irving - Collected Works
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Washington Irving - Short Biographical Dictionary
Read about Washington Irving, from "A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature."
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Washington Irving: Three Western Narratives
In this newest addition to the Library of America collection of American literature, James P. Ronda collected three of Irving's most intriguing adventure epics in one definitive volume: "Three Western Narratives."