Selected Classics of Washington Irving

Washington IRVING (1783 - 1859)

Washington Irving is one of early America's most treasured writers. He is best known for his wit and satirical voice. Irving had the extraordinary ability to paint a picture in words on the canvas of the printed page. Irving spent time in England where he wrote some of his best work. This collection includes two of his most famous works: "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." In these two classics, set in New York, Irving brings the legends and daily goings on of the early settlers to life in vivid color and detail. Additionally, two of Irving's essays about England, both rural and metropolitan, round out his Trans-Atlantic descriptions of life in a byegone era. ( Greg Giordano)

Genre(s): Published 1800 -1900

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Rip Van Winkle, Part 1 Greg Giordano
Play 02 Rip Van Winkle, Part 2 Greg Giordano
Play 03 Rural Life in England Greg Giordano
Play 04 The Boar's Head Tavern, Eastcheap Greg Giordano
Play 05 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Part 1 Greg Giordano
Play 06 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Part 2 Greg Giordano
Play 07 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Part 3 Greg Giordano