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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories
Washington Irving
037575721X
Aug 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Mystery, suspense, legend, romance and humor can all be found in Wolkstein's fine retelling of Washington Irving's classic folktale. Through the gluttonous Ichabod Crane and the devilish prankster Bron Bones, children are transported into a foul nightmare: being chased by a headless horseman who's searching a shadowy forest for his lost head. Wolkstein weaves reality and imagination with simple, eloquent sentences. Alley's graphic watercolors skillfully portray both the humorous Icabod with his pointed nose and long feet, and the gothic underworld of the haunted forest where even the horses become demonic. Ages 6-9. Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Writings (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Washington Irving
1593082258
February 2006
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Book Description
The first great American man of letters, Washington Irving became an international celebrity almost overnight upon publication of The Sketch Book in 1820, which included the short stories “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle.” These two tales remain his crowning achievement, but in addition to being a writer of short stories, Irving was also an acclaimed essayist, travel writer, biographer, and historian.
This volume showcases Irving’s best work across a variety of genres, including whimsical newspaper articles about New York society, the theater, and contemporary fashions; charming travel pieces that evocatively weave together history and legend; humorous stories and satirical essays from The Sketch-Book and its sequel Bracebridge Hall, and...


The Journals of Lewis and Clark
Meriwether Lewis
0792269217
Dec 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
The epic Lewis and Clark Expedition comes to life on a human scale in this engrossing abridgment of the explorers' journals. The travelers spent more than two years traveling up the Missouri, across the Rockies to the Pacific and back, and these accounts leave no doubt that it was a very hard slog. Page after page details the drudgery of paddling and hauling the boats upstream, the maddening mosquitoes and the enervating damp of the Pacific Northwest; virtually every entry includes an anxious tally of the game killed that day to feed the party. But the sober, soldierly tone of the journals often gives way to lyrical descriptions of the terrain and wildlife of the magnificent landscapes through which the expedition passed (hair-raising encounters with grizzlies are a persistent refrain). Particularly intriguing...


Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Washington Irving
0812504755
January 1991
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Mystery, suspense, legend, romance and humor can all be found in Wolkstein's fine retelling of Washington Irving's classic folktale. Through the gluttonous Ichabod Crane and the devilish prankster Bron Bones, children are transported into a foul nightmare: being chased by a headless horseman who's searching a shadowy forest for his lost head. Wolkstein weaves reality and imagination with simple, eloquent sentences. Alley's graphic watercolors skillfully portray both the humorous Icabod with his pointed nose and long feet, and the gothic underworld of the haunted forest where even the horses become demonic. Ages 6-9. Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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George Washington
Washington Irving
0306805936
Sept 1994
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Brothers K
David James Duncan
055337849X
June 1996
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From Publishers Weekly
Duncan took almost 10 years to follow up the publication of his much-praised first novel, The River Why, but this massive second effort is well worth the wait. It is a stunning work: a complex tapestry of family tensions, baseball, politics and religion, by turns hilariously funny and agonizingly sad. Highly inventive formally, the novel is mainly narrated by Kincaid Chance, the youngest son in a family of four boys and identical twin girls, the children of Hugh Chance, a discouraged minor-league ballplayer whose once-promising career was curtained by an industrial accident, and his wife Laura, an increasingly fanatical Seventh-Day Adventist. The plot traces the working-out of the family's fate from the beginning of the Eisenhower years through the traumas of Vietnam. One son becomes an atheist and draft...


Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories from the Sketch Book
Washington Irving
0451524950
Aug 1961
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Book Description
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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THE following papers, with two exceptions, were written in England, and formed but part of an intended series for which I had made notes and memorandums. Before I could mature a plan, however, circumstances compelled me to send them piecemeal to the United States, where they were published from time to time in portions or numbers....


Empire City: New York through the Centuries
Kenneth T. Jackson (Editor)
0231109091
August 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
Jackson, editor of the celebrated Encyclopedia of New York City, and Dunbar, founder of the CITYterm program (an academic program for high school students), embrace an enormous range of writing about Gotham in this historical anthology. If the tension between commerce and culture is not unique to New York, the editors state at the outset, the city's special role is to test the tension between assimilation and diversity, not to mention that between public and private. Their annotations find these and other themes in a grand variety of writings, from an account of Henry Hudson's voyage in 1611 to one of the September 11 terrorist attacks by John P. Avlon, former chief speechwriter and deputy communications director to Mayor Giuliani; Avlon was responsible for writing more than 400 eulogies for city workers. Aside...


Selected Writings
Washington Irving
007554394X
Sept 1983
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Book Description
Introduction by William Kelly


Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Washington Irving
0809594080
February 2004
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Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories
Washington Irving
0140367713
Dec 1996
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Rip Van Winkle
Washington Irving
0769632823
February 2004
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Book Description

Between the pages of these delightfully illustrated books are the classic tall tales of magic, imagination, and inspiration that will delight children again and again. From the lazy Rip Van Winkle to the legendary Paul Bunyan, these stories will capture children's interest and spark their imagination page after page, inspiring a love of reading that is vital to success in school and in life. Fresh, captivating illustrations enliven each title.



Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories
Washington Irving
014043769X
Oct 1999
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Mystery, suspense, legend, romance and humor can all be found in Wolkstein's fine retelling of Washington Irving's classic folktale. Through the gluttonous Ichabod Crane and the devilish prankster Bron Bones, children are transported into a foul nightmare: being chased by a headless horseman who's searching a shadowy forest for his lost head. Wolkstein weaves reality and imagination with simple, eloquent sentences. Alley's graphic watercolors skillfully portray both the humorous Icabod with his pointed nose and long feet, and the gothic underworld of the haunted forest where even the horses become demonic. Ages 6-9. Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Irving Berlin's Show Business: Broadway-Hollywood-America
David Leopold
0810958910
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Few artists have left as profound a mark on 20th-century culture as did Irving Berlin. Starting in New York's Tin Pan Alley in 1907 and continuing to Broadway and Hollywood, Berlin enraptured Americans with such songs as "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Blue Skies," and "White Christmas." In the autumn of 2001 his classic "God Bless America" even returned to the Top Ten popular songs, decades after it was written.

For the first time, Berlin's extraordinary career can be seen through an unprecedented assemblage of photographs, drawings, posters, set and costume designs, sheet music, and album covers. Most of the materials reproduced here have either never been published or not published in more than 50 years. This visually dynamic book gives us a fresh look at our most...


The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent
Washington Irving
0192838873
Nov 1998
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Book Description
In The Sketch-Book (1820-21), Irving explores the uneasy relationship of an American writer to English literary traditions. In two sketches, he experiments with tales transplanted from Europe, thereby creating the first classic American short stories, Rip Van Winkle, and The Legend of Sleepy
Hollow. Based on Irving's final revision of his most popular work, this new edition includes comprehensive explanatory notes of The Sketch-Book's sources for the modern reader.

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THE following papers, with two exceptions, were written in England, and formed but part of an intended series for which I had made notes and memorandums. Before I could mature a plan, however, circumstances compelled me to send them piecemeal to the United States, where they were published...


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Scholastic Junior Classics Series)
Retold by Janet Mason
0439225108
October 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
Mystery, suspense, legend, romance and humor can all be found in Wolkstein's fine retelling of Washington Irving's classic folktale. Through the gluttonous Ichabod Crane and the devilish prankster Bron Bones, children are transported into a foul nightmare: being chased by a headless horseman who's searching a shadowy forest for his lost head. Wolkstein weaves reality and imagination with simple, eloquent sentences. Alley's graphic watercolors skillfully portray both the humorous Icabod with his pointed nose and long feet, and the gothic underworld of the haunted forest where even the horses become demonic. Ages 6-9. Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Complete Tales of Washington Irving
Washington Irving
0306808404
Apr 1998
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Desperate Characters
Paula Fox
039331894X
May 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Meet the Bentwoods, Sophie and Otto, "both just over forty," living in Brooklyn sometime in the '60s with neither hope nor children to encourage them to work on their suffocating marriage. Such are the central subjects of Paula Fox's enthralling Desperate Characters, first published to much acclaim in 1970. The novel's action unfolds in a single weekend, and includes Otto's torturous breakup with his longtime business partner, Charlie, and a visit the Bentwoods make to their country home, which they find vandalized. Everything pivots around an occurrence so ordinary as to make us marvel at the power it wields under Fox's brilliant pressure: a cat bite.

Despite Otto's protests, Sophie puts out a dish for a stray that roams the Bentwoods' neighborhood--an area which is also home to enormous poverty, and in...



Washington Irving
Joanne Suter
0836842537
October 2004
Hardcover
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Washington Irving
William L. Hedges
0313211590
Dec 1980
Hardcover
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Review
“This book attempts to present Washington Irving's work both in its own character and in its relation to the changing American culture during the first quarter or third of the nineteenth century. . . . On the whole . . . it is a valuable addition to literary history and to the study of certain aspects of Irving's work.”–Virginia Quarterly Review

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