Full online text of rip van winkle by washington irving other short stories by washington irving also available along with many others by classic and contemporary authors. Rip van winkle is a short story by the american author washington irving first published in 1819 it follows a dutch american villager in colonial america named rip van winkle who falls asleep in the catskill mountains and wakes up 20 years later having missed the american revolutionirving wrote it while living in birmingham england as part of the collection the sketch book of geoffrey . Includes 5 short stories refreshed my memory of rip van winkle and legend of sleepy hollow had never read specter bridegroom pride of the village or mountjoy but they were interesting mostly irving used so many wonderful words that you dont hear in conversations anymore i found myself . Study guide for rip van winkle and other stories the rip van winkle study guide contains a biography of author washington irving literature essays quiz questions major themes characters and a full summary and analysis of his major short stories including rip van winkle about rip van winkle and other stories. Initial thoughts on rip van winkle by washington irving rip van winkle by washington irving is a short story 20 pages found in legend of sleepy hollow and other stories penguin classicspublished in 1819 rip van winkle is the name of the protagonist in the story which is set in the catskill mountains of new york
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