The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories From the Sketch Book
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.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, "Every reader has a first book... which, in early youth, first fascinates his imagination, and at once excites and satisfies the desires of his mind. To me, this first book was The Sketch Book of Washington Irving... The charm of The Sketch Book remains unbroken; the old fascination still lingers about it."
HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. 'There was a contagion in the very air that blew from that haunted region; it breathed forth an atmosphere of dreams and fancies infecting all the land.' Featuring 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' and 'Rip Van Winkle', this collection of inspired essays, stories and sketches established Washington Irving's reputation as one of America's foremost authors. Irving's timeless characters, including Ichabod Crane, Rip Van Winkle and the headless Hessian trooper, jostle for space alongside 31 equally atmospheric and lyrical works in this haunting anthology from one of America's most distinctive literary voices.
В книге представлены увлекательные рассказы, написанные выдающимся писателем Вашингтоном Ирвингом, которого называют отцом американской литературы. Все произведения даны на языке оригинала. Рассказ «Легенда о Сонной Лощине», который дал название сборнику, наверное, самый любимый читателями, завораживает мистической атмосферой, пугает и чарует одновременно. Знакомство с оригиналами творений классиков зарубежной литературы, науки, искусства поможет сегодняшним студентам составить более точное представление о неповторимой стилистике каждого автора, а также расширит словарный запас, знания об истории языка, фразеологии. Неадаптированное издание.
This collection of masterful stories by Washington Irving includes the classic The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the eerie Rip Van Winkle, the funny The Specter Bridegroom, and the spooky The Devil and Tom Walker. These four stories create a strange and macabre anthology that’s perfect for Halloween, or any time you want to feel your skin crawl. This handsome, unabridged edition of Irving’s famous tales, with striking illustrations by Scott McKowen, joins Sterling’s beloved classics line and is sure to find a treasured place in any family’s library.
This volume collects the best macabre stories of Washington Irving. Blending sly humour with supernatural thrills, these tales are among the most beloved and re-read of all American fiction. In the 13 stories gathered for this volume, Irving evokes the colourful landscapes of his Hudson Valley hometown and conjures characters and creatures from its historical past for a unique kind of weird tale that speaks directly to America’s experience as a fledgling nation fashioning its own folk heritage. Selections include: ‘Rip Van Winkle’; ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’; ‘The Adventures of the German Student’; ‘The Devil and Tom Walker’; and ‘The Guests of Gibbet Island’.
Rip van Winkle is an amiable man whose home and farm suffer from his lazy neglect; a familiar figure about the village, he is loved by all except his wife. One autumn day he escapes her nagging to wander up into the mountains, and there, after drinking some liquor offered to him by a band of very strange folk, he settles down under a shady tree and falls asleep. He wakes up twenty years later and returns to his village to find that not only is his wife dead, but war and revolution have changed many things. He, on the other hand, although older is not appreciably wiser and soon slips back into his idle habits. "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" tells of conscientious schoolmaster Ichabod Crane. Orderly and strict in school, out of school his life is disorderly and his head full of fearful fantasies. He is in love with the beautiful Katrina but has a rival for her hand, a dashing young hero who, together with his prankster friends, plays on Ichabod's superstitions, notably with the story of a headless horseman who haunts the region. Tragedy strikes when their hapless victim encounters just such an apparition when returning home one dark and especially dismal night... Three equally compelling stories, "The Spectre Bridegroom", "The Pride of the Village" and "Mountjoy", complete this collection of classic tales from the inspired pen of Washington Irving, one of America's greatest writers.
Classic / American English Rip Van Winkle walks into the mountains one day and meets some strange old men. He comes home twenty years later. One dark night, Ichabod Crane is riding home and sees a man on a black horse behind him. The man has no head. Are there ghosts in these stories? What do you think?
This is the story of Ichabod Crane, a superstitious schoolmaster who arrives in Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod falls in love with Katrina van Tassel, a wealthy farmer's daughter but he must compete with the strong, handsome Brom Bones for her hand. When Ichabod is invited to a party at Katrina's house, will he convince the young girl to marry him? And how does the terrifying Headless Horseman change his life forever? Helbling Readers is great new series of beautifully illustrated graded stories specially devised for teenagers. The series is published in two categories, Helbling Readers Red Series and Helbling Readers Blue Series, each one addressing different age groups, language levels and interests.
Rip Van Winkle walks into the mountains one day and meets some strange old men. He comes home twenty years later. One dark night, Ichabod Crane is riding home and sees a man on a black horse behind him. The man has no head. Are there ghosts in these stories? What do you think? Penguin Readers are simplified texts which provide a step-by-step approach to the joys of reading for pleasure.
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 turned 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.