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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

by Washington Irving

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    Knickerbocker's History of New York by Washington Irving (anthonywillard)
    anthonywillard: In the vein of the Sketch Book's humorous reminiscences of New York as a Dutch colony.
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Last week I reread "Legend of Sleepy Hollow". It's one of my favorite stories to read in the month of October. I first read this for American Lit 101 in college, around Halloween. Ever since it's been on my "October Reading List" and try to revisit it when I can. Definitely sets the mood for some spookiness!

"It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet." ( )
  mandarella | May 21, 2018 |
Enjoyable and quite light collection of short fiction. ( )
  brakketh | Apr 2, 2018 |
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  3rd_Dragoon | Mar 7, 2018 |
I had read "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" before, but I picked this up to read the other essays included in the collection. "The Art of Book-making" (about a visit to the British Library) was great, but most of the others here didn't do much for me, and a few really annoyed me (most notably "The Broken Heart," which is extremely sexist). Overall, quite underwhelming. ( )
  JBD1 | Aug 31, 2017 |
I just finished reading Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".It was included in the two book anthology "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon" by Washington Irving, Reading his words the images evoked in my imagination were full-bodied, sometimes scary and sometimes just delightful. Best of all by reading Irving's words I was able to see Ichabod Crane as the male who thinks he is so hot but not. ( )
  Bettesbooks | Jul 9, 2016 |
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Irving, WashingtonAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Elvin, H. L.Translatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Miller, PerryAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moffett, H. Y.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sprague, CurtissIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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I have no wife nor children, good or bad, to provide for. A mere spectator of other men's fortunes and adventures, and how they play their parts; which, methinks, are diversely presented unto me, as from a common theatre or scene. BURTON
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To Sir Walter Scott, Bart., this work is dedicated, in testimony of the admiration and affection of the author.
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In the bosom of one of those spacious coves which indent the eastern shore of the Hudson, at the broad expansion of the river denominated by the ancient Dutch navigators the Tappan Zee, and where they always prudently shortened sail, and implored the protection of St. Nicholas when they crossed, there lies a small market-town or rural port, which by some is called Greensburg, but which is more generally and properly known by the name of Tarry Town.
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The first edition is titled “The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.” (abbreviating “Gentleman”). Titles of later editions hyphenate “Sketch-Book,” replace “Gent.” with “Esq.” or simply shorten the title to “The Sketch Book.” The first American edition (1819-20) appeared in seven small paper-bound volumes. The first London edition (1820), in two volumes, added two 1814 magazine articles by Irving (“Traits of Indian Character” and “Philip of Pokanoket”) and a concluding “L‘Envoy.” A revised edition in 1848 added two new stories (“London Antiquities,” “A Sunday in London”) and a preface and postscript to “Rip Van Winkle.” Many abridged editions have been published; some include only the best known stories (e.g., “Rip Van Winkle,” “The Spectre Bridegroom,” “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”) or the Christmas essays (“Christmas,” “The Stage-Coach,” “Christmas Eve,” “Christmas Day”, “Christmas Dinner”).
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Available online at The Hathi Trust:
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Also available at The Internet Archive:
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"Essays and stories by Washington Irving. The following are some of the pieces included in the work:, 'Rip Van Winkle', 'The Author's Account of Himself', 'The Voyage', 'The Country Church', 'Rural Runerals', 'The Inn Kitchen', 'Little Britian', 'John Bull Provided by publisher.… (more)

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