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Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. The

By Irving, Washington

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Book Id: WPLBN0002950560
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Reproduction Date: 2012

Title: Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. The  
Author: Irving, Washington
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Short stories, Fiction
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. The
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Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books


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Apart from Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - the pieces which made both Irving and The Sketch Book famous - other tales include Roscoe, The Broken Heart, The Art of Book-making, A Royal Poet, The Spectre Bridegroom, Westminster Abbey, Little Britain, and John Bull. His stories were highly influenced by German folktales, with The Legend of Sleepy Hollow being inspired by a folktale recorded by Karl Musäus. Stories range from the maudlin (such as The Wife and The Widow and Her Son) to the picaresque (Little Britain) and the comical (The Mutability of Literature), but the common thread running through The Sketch Book — and a key part of its attraction to readers — is the personality of Irving's pseudonymous narrator, Geoffrey Crayon. Erudite, charming, and never one to make himself more interesting than his tales, Crayon holds The Sketch Book together through the sheer power of his personality - and Irving would, for the rest of his life, seamlessly enmesh Crayon's persona with his own public reputation.

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