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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.

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1. Three Western Narratives

by Washington Irving. Library of America. Here's Washington Irving's trilogy of books on the American West--exploring Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and the Pacific Northwest.

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2. History, Tales and Sketches

by Washington Irving. Library of America. This comprehensive volume contains "Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent.," "Salmagundi;" and "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." . You'll also find the original 1809 edition of his irreverent and hilarious "A History of New York.'"
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3. Bracebridge Hall,Tales of a Traveller,The Alhambra

by Washington Irving. Library of America. From the publisher: "Three story collections of great urbanity and poise from the first American author to burst onto the international literary scene. 'The Alhambra,' Irving's 'Spanish Sketchbook,' was inspired by his 1829 residence at the ancient Moorish palace at Granada; weaving history, legend, and description, it remains the best guidebook to this haunting place. More than 120 tales in all."
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4. The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon

by Washington Irving, Susan Manning (Editor). Oxford. "'The Sketch-Book' looks simultaneously towards audiences on both sides of the Atlantic, as Irving explores the uneasy relationship of an American writer to English literary traditions. He sketches a series of encounters with the cultural shrines of the parent nation, and in two brilliant experiments with tales transplanted from Europe creates the first classic American short stories, 'Rip Van Winkle,' and 'The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow.'"
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5. Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories

by Washington Irving. Thorndike Press. This book collects several of Washington Irving's best-known works, including "Rip van Winkle," "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," and other works.
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6. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle

by Washington Irving. Dover Publications. Ichabod Crane faces the terror of the Headless Horseman, and Rip Van Winkle rises from a 20-year sleep to find a world vastly changed in these two delightful classics of American literature. Complete and unabridged, newly reset in easy-to-read type, with 6 new full-page illustrations."
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7. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Tales, Or, The Sketchbook

by Washington Irving, William L. Hedges, and Haskell S. Springer. Viking Penguin. From the publisher: "'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' and 'Rip Van Winkle,' two of America's most recognizable and loved works of fiction, display Irving's ability to depict American landscapes and culture so vividly that readers feel themselves a part of them. And it is on the basis of these two classic tales that Irving is generally credited with inventing the short story as a distinct literary genre."
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8. Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories from The Sketch Book of Geoffrey

by Washington Irving. Signet. This collection of stories from Washington Irving includes some of America's best-known works of fiction--such as the famous "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"--as well as lesser-known works as "The Specter Bridegroom," "Westminster Abbey," "English Writers on America," "Stratford on Avon," "The Art of Bookmaking," "The Mutability of Literature," and "The Christmas Quintet."
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9. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Tales, Or, The Sketchbook

by Washington Irving. Random House. With his beloved Gothic tales, Washington Irving is said to have created the genre of the short story in America. Though Irving crafted many of the most memorable characters in fiction, from Rip Van Winkle to Ichabod Crane, his gifts were not confined to the short story alone. He was also a master of satire, essay, travelogue, and folktale, as evidenced in this classic collection.
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10. Rip van Winkle and Other Stories

by Washington Irving. Penguin Putnam. The legendary enchantment of Rip Van Winkle in the Kaatskill Mountains; the gruesome end of Ichabod Crane, who met the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow; the Spectre Bridegroom who turns out to be happily substantial; the pride of an English village and the come-uppance of the over-zealous Mountjoy - these witty, perceptive and captivating tales range from fantasy to romance.
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