Descripción del producto
“Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” are Washington Irving’s best known stories. However they were written so long ago that they are now very difficult to understand.
-The language of almost two hundred years ago has been extensively modernized.
-End notes, interpretation, and discussion of major themes follow the text.
-Biographical information on Irving is included.
-The stories are the originals--only difficult vocabulary and sentence structure has been changed.
-Modern readers will better understand and appreciate these very first American short stories.
Biografía del autor
One of the first American writers to gain acclaim in Europe, Washington Irving was also an essayist, a biographer, an historian, and a diplomat. He is best known for having written the short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, both of which appeared in the collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Though he is best known for his short stories, Irving s written works include social and political commentary for the literary magazine Salmagundi, which he helped found, as well as biographies of a number of historical figures including George Washington and the prophet Muhammad. Irving died in 1859 at the age of 76.