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Washington Irving: Biography, Works and Style
 
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Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle: Summary and Analysis
 
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TOP 20 Washington Irving Quotes
 
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TOP 20 Washington Irving Quotes. Wallpapers - https://quotefancy.com/washington-irving-quotes “Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.” — Washington Irving (00:00) “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” — Washington Irving (00:07) “Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” — Washington Irving (00:14) “Villainy wears many masks; none so dangerous as the mask of virtue.” — Washington Irving (00:21) “Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.” — Washington Irving (00:28) “The love of a mother is never exhausted. It never changes – it never tires – it endures through all; in good repute, in bad repute. In the face of the world’s condemnation, a mother’s love still lives on.” — Washington Irving (00:35) “Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.” — Washington Irving (00:42) “Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” — Washington Irving (00:49) “A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother’s love endures through all.” — Washington Irving (00:56) “Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.” — Washington Irving (01:03) “There is in every true woman’s heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.” — Washington Irving (01:10) “They who drink beer will think beer.” — Washington Irving (01:17) “One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more.” — Washington Irving (01:24) “There rise authors now and then, who seem proof against the mutability of language, because they have rooted themselves in the unchanging principles of human nature.” — Washington Irving (01:31) “He who would greatly deserve must greatly dare.” — Washington Irving (01:38) “There is an enduring tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that trancends all other affections of the heart.” — Washington Irving (01:45) “Jealous people poison their own banquet and then eat it.” — Washington Irving (01:52) “There is an emanation from the heart in genuine hospitality which cannot be described, but is immediately felt and puts the stranger at once at his ease.” — Washington Irving (01:59) “A woman is more considerate in affairs of love than a man; because love is more the study and business of her life.” — Washington Irving (02:06) “A mother is the truest friend we have...” — Washington Irving (02:13) Music credit: Easy Day - Kevin MacLeod
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Arts: John Updike - A Life in Letters | The New York Times
 
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Culture writer and former editor of the New York Times Book Review Charles McGrath's wide-ranging conversation with John Updike at the Times Center in New York on October 28, 2008. Subscribe to the Times Video newsletter for free and get a handpicked selection of the best videos from The New York Times every week: http://bit.ly/timesvideonewsletter Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video --------------------------------------------------------------- Want more from The New York Times? Twitter: https://twitter.com/nytvideo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nytimes Google+: https://plus.google.com/+nytimes/ Whether it's reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments, New York Times video journalists provide a revealing and unforgettable view of the world. It's all the news that's fit to watch. On YouTube. Arts: John Updike - A Life in Letters -- NYTimes.com/Video http://www.youtube.com/user/TheNewYorkTimes
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How to Write an 1830s-style Letter
 
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Postmistress Zoe leads us through writing a letter with a goose quill, ink, and sealing wax.
Making an "American" Literature, Lecture #2: Irving & Cooper (American Myths)
 
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Making an "American" Literature, Lecture #2: Irving & Cooper (American Myths)
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Christopher Hitchens Advice for Writers
 
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Every day, the New York Times carries a motto in a box on its front page. "All the News That's Fit to Print," it says. It's been saying it for decades, day in and day out. I imagine most readers of the canonical sheet have long ceased to notice this bannered and flaunted symbol of its mental furniture. I myself check every day to make sure that the bright, smug, pompous, idiotic claim is still there. Then I check to make sure that it still irritates me. If I can still exclaim, under my breath, why do they insult me and what do they take me for and what the hell is it supposed to mean unless it's as obviously complacent and conceited and censorious as it seems to be, then at least I know I still have a pulse. You may wish to choose a more rigorous mental workout but I credit this daily infusion of annoyance with extending my lifespan. "Beware the irrational, however seductive. Shun the 'transcendent' and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself. Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others. Don't be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish. Picture all experts as if they were mammals. Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence. Suspect your own motives, and all excuses. Do not live for others any more than you would expect others to live for you." — Christopher Hitchens English-born author and journalist whose books, essays, and journalistic career span more than four decades. He has been a columnist and literary critic at The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, Slate, World Affairs, The Nation, Free Inquiry, and became a media fellow at the Hoover Institution in September 2008
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Herman Melville
 
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One of many lectures by Dr. Marc D. Baldwin -- professor, author & founder of http://edit911.com. All lectures are available at http://drmarcdbaldwin.com. With a Ph.D. in American literature, Marc D. Baldwin has been writing, editing and teaching for 37 years. He's published a scholarly study of Ernest Hemingway and numerous articles in various literary journals, and is president of Edit911, Inc - http://edit911.com
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THE ALHAMBRA by Washington Irving - Tales and sketches of the Moors and Spaniards - full audiobook
 
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The Alhambra: A Series of Tales and Sketches of the Moors and Spaniards by Washington Irving (1783-1859) This is a collection of essays, verbal sketches, and stories by Washington Irving. Irving lived at the Alhambra Palace while writing some of the material for his book. In 1828, Washington Irving traveled from Madrid, where he had been staying, to Granada, Spain. At first sight, he described it as "a most picturesque and beautiful city, situated in one of the loveliest landscapes that I have ever seen." He immediately asked the then-governor of the historic Alhambra Palace as well as the archbishop of Granada for access to the palace, which was granted because of Irving's celebrity status. Aided by a 35-year old guide named Mateo Ximenes, Irving was inspired by his experience to write Tales of the Alhambra. Throughout his trip, he filled his notebooks and journals with descriptions and observations though he did not believe his writing would ever do it justice. He wrote, "How unworthy is my scribbling of the place." A commemorative plaque in Spanish at the Alhambra reads, "Washington Irving wrote his Tales of Alhambra in these rooms in 1829". The book was instrumental in reintroducing the Alhambra to Western audiences. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales) The Dedication -- 00:02:16 Chapter 1 The Journey -- 00:43:00 Chapter 02 Government Of The Alhambra -- 00:07:41 Chapter 03 Interior Of The Alhambra -- 00:19:11 Chapter 04 The Tower Of Comares -- 00:11:30 Chapter 05 Reflections On The Moslem Domination In Spain -- 00:09:14 06 Chapter 06 The Household -- 00:11:42 Chapter 07 The Truant -- 00:07:53 Chapter 08 The Author's Chamber -- 00:12:47 Chapter 09 The Alhambra By Moonlight -- 00:04:04 Chapter 10 Inhabitants Of The Alhambra -- 00:09:50 Chapter 11 The Balcony -- 00:15:17 Chapter 12 The Adventure Of The Mason -- 00:08:33 Chapter 13 A Ramble Among The Hills -- 00:19:04 Chapter 14 The Court Of Lions -- 00:14:22 Chapter 15 Boabdil El Chico -- 00:08:57 Chapter 16 Momentos Of Boabdil -- 00:08:07 Chapter 17 The Tower Of Las Infantas -- 00:03:38 Chapter 18 The House Of The Weathercock -- 00:02:23 Chapter 19 The Legend Of The Arabian Astrologer -- 00:46:03 Chapter 20 Legend Of The Three Beautiful Princesses -- 00:59:09 Chapter 21 Local Traditions -- 00:05:35 Chapter 22 Legend Of The Moor's Legacy -- 00:52:29 Chapter 23 Visitors To The Alhambra -- 00:14:28 Chapter 24 Legend Of Prince Almed Al Kamel; Or, The Pilgrim Of Love Part 1 -- 00:42:42 Chapter 24 Legend Of Prince Almed Al Kamel; Or, The Pilgrim Of Love Part 2 -- 00:41:06 Chapter 25 Legend Of The Rose Of The Alhambra; Or, The Page And The Ger-Falcon -- 00:39:45 Chapter 26 The Veteran -- 00:04:34 Chapter 27 The Governor And The Notary -- 00:16:19 Chapter 28 Governor Manco And The Soldier -- 00:42:26 Chapter 29 Legend Of The Two Discreet Statues -- 00:44:57 Chapter 30 Mahamad Aben Alahmar, The Founder Of The Alhambra -- 00:17:39 Chapter 31 Jusef Abul Hagias, The Finisher Of The Alhambra -- 00:10:35 SUBSCRIBE TO FAB AUDIO BOOKS YouTube channel for the other audiobooks as well as eBooks and other audiobooks - regular new uploads. VISIT www.FabAudioBooks.com for the free eBook and other video audiobook titles. This audiobook was sourced from www.LibriVox.org and is in the public domain.
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Weird Fiction   Washington Irving
 
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Lecture on Washington Irving's 'The Mutability of Literature' and 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.' Discussion of structure of 'The Sketch Book' and Ichabod Crane as consumer/destroyer.
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Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving, unabridged audiobook
 
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Genre(s): Horror & Supernatural Fiction Rip Van Winkle Read by Bob Neufeld "Rip Van Winkle" is a short story by American author Washington Irving published in 1819 as well as the name of the story's fictional protagonist. Written while Irving was living in Birmingham, England, it was part of a collection entitled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.. Although the story is set in New York's Catskill Mountains, Irving later admitted, "When I wrote the story, I had never been on the Catskills." One winter day, Rip is escaping his wife's nagging, wandering up the mountains with his dog, Wolf. Hearing his name being shouted, Rip discovers that the speaker is a man dressed in antiquated Dutch clothing, carrying a keg up the mountain, who requires Rip's help. Without exchanging words, the two hike up to an amphitheatre-like hollow in which Rip discovers the source of previously-heard thunderous noises: there is a group of other ornately-dressed, silent, bearded men who are playing nine-pins. Although there is no conversation and Rip does not ask the men who they are or how they know his name, he discreetly begins to drink some of their liquor, and soon falls asleep. He awakes in unusual circumstances... Washington Irving Playlist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg7YopqEynM&list=PLLG03REJaYO_SE5iX65aE0K--GWarias5 Audio Recording © courtesy of Librivox This video: © Copyright 2013. PublicAudioLibrary. All Rights Reserved.
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09 The Art of Book making by Washington Irving, unabridged audiobook
 
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Genre(s): Horror & Supernatural Fiction, Travel Fiction, General Fiction, Romance, Short Stories The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Washington IRVING (1783 - 1859) The Sketch Book was first published in seven numbers/installments in the United States before being published in two volumes in London (1819-1820). The generally enthusiastic reception of Irving's sketches in England was unusual, since at the time British opinion of American literature was pretty low. Irving's sketches were formally innovative and successful--he is credited by literary historians as being the first American author to make a living as a professional author. In particular, as Irving explicitly makes reference to in a short essay concluding the second volume of the London edition, his intent was to create pieces that didn't necessarily hang together as a whole, but which were heterogeneous in nature. Irving's logic was that his miscellany was "written for different humours" and that his end was that "it should contain something to suit each reader." 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. (Introduction by Wikipedia) Washington Irving Playlist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg7YopqEynM&list=PLLG03REJaYO_SE5iX65aE0K--GWarias5 00 - Preface - Easton 01 - The Author's Account of Himself - Bob Gonzalez 02 - The Voyage - Delmar H Dolbier 03 - Roscoe - Kristin Gjerløw 04 - The Wife - Kristin Gjerløw 05 - Rip Van Winkle - Bob Neufeld 06 - English Writers on America - Pamela Krantz 07 - Rural Life in England - Jean Bascom 08 - The Broken Heart - Mike Pelton 09 - The Art of Book-making - elfpen 10 - A Royal Poet - David Wales 11 - The Country Church - David Wales 12 - The Widow and her Son - NoelBadrian 13 - A Sunday in London - Bob Gonzalez 14 - The Boar's Head Tavern - ToddHW 15 - The Mutability of Literature - Grant Hurlock 16 - Rural Funerals - David Wales 17 - The Inn Kitchen - Bob Gonzalez 18 - The Spectre Bridegroom - Chiquito Crasto 19 - Westminster Abbey - David Wales 20 - Christmas - Easton 21 - The Stage-Coach - Anna Simon 22 - Christmas Eve - Easton Kristen McQuillin 23 - Christmas Day - David Wales 24 - The Christmas Dinner - David Wales 25 - London Antiques - Patti Cunningham 26 - Little Britain - David Wales 27 - Stratford-on-Avon - Pamela Krantz 28 - Traits of Indian Character - Anna Simon 29 - Philip of Pokanoket - L D Hamilton 30 - John Bull - Anna Simon 31 - The Pride of the Village - vikvenom 32 - The Angler - elfpen 33 - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Phil Chenevert 34 - L'Envoy - Easton Audio Recording © courtesy of Librivox This video: © Copyright 2013. PublicAudioLibrary. All Rights Reserved.
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The Short Story: An Everchanging Form (Short Story Writing Part 3)
 
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http://www.zaneeducation.com - The Short Story: An Everchanging Form is Part 3 of Short Story Writing - a Writing Series Title Explore the historical development of the short story, beginning with the literary traditions of the ancient cultures of Egypt, Greece, Rome, and China, and continuing with the storytelling traditions of medieval Europeans and the Eskimos. Survey the tradition of oral storytelling and examine the short story as a literary form. Explain the cultural significance of fables, ballads, romances, myths, legends, folktales, and epic poems, and discuss their role as precursors to the short story. Analyse the elements of the short story, using excerpts and summaries from works by Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, and Katherine Mansfield that show character development, setting, mood, plot, conflict, theme, point of view, and the author's writing style. Gain insight to the creative writing process, using an actual student's story as a model. Zane Education owns the largest library of K-12 curriculum-based subtitled video currently available online. Each video is fully subtitled so as to enable each student to study the topic and improve their reading and literacy skills at the same time.
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Selected Classics of Washington Irving Audiobook Washington IRVING
 
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Selected Classics of Washington Irving Audiobook Washington IRVING Chapter Rip Van Winkle, Part 1 Rip Van Winkle, Part 2 Rural Life in England The Boar's Head Tavern, Eastcheap The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Part 1 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Part 2 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Part 3 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 washington irving selected classics of washington irving washington irving books washington irving quotes washington irving biography washington irving band washington irving poems biography of washington irving the legend of sleepy hollow by washington irving rip van winkle by washington irving washington irving wiki sleepy hollow washington irving washington irving short stories washington irving alhambra rip van winkle washington irving the legend of sleepy hollow washington irving the sketch book washington irving washington irving high school george washington irving irving washington washington irving grave washington irving facts washington irving home the devil and tom walker by washington irving washington irving quote washington irving timeline washington irving rip van winkle summary sleepy hollow book washington irving library the legend of the sleepy hollow washington irving the devil and tom walker washington irving writing style who was washington irving the wife washington irving washington irving legend of sleepy hollow rip van winkle and the legend of sleepy hollow sleepy hollow legend rip van washington irving sketch book legend of the sleepy hollow author biography sleepy hollow by washington irving books by washington irving literature classics rip van winkle author washington irving hs washington irving education washington irving bio the sketchbook by washington irving sunnyside washington irving washington irving romanticism washington irving christmas legend sleepy hollow washington irving the sketch book alhambra washington irving washington irving inn mark twain stories where is washington irving buried
Views: 199 Talking Books
The Short Story as a Literary Form (Short Story Writing Part 2)
 
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http://www.zaneeducation.com - The Short Story as a Literary Form is Part 2 of Short Story Writing - a Writing Series Title Explore the historical development of the short story, beginning with the literary traditions of the ancient cultures of Egypt, Greece, Rome, and China, and continuing with the storytelling traditions of medieval Europeans and the Eskimos. Survey the tradition of oral storytelling and examine the short story as a literary form. Explain the cultural significance of fables, ballads, romances, myths, legends, folktales, and epic poems, and discuss their role as precursors to the short story. Analyse the elements of the short story, using excerpts and summaries from works by Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, and Katherine Mansfield that show character development, setting, mood, plot, conflict, theme, point of view, and the author's writing style. Gain insight to the creative writing process, using an actual student's story as a model. Zane Education owns the largest library of K-12 curriculum-based subtitled video currently available online. Each video is fully subtitled so as to enable each student to study the topic and improve their reading and literacy skills at the same time.
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American Romanticism (Understanding Short Fiction Part 3)
 
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http://www.zaneeducation.com - American Romanticism is Part 3 of Understanding Short Fiction - a Literature as Art Title Explore the development of the American short story, beginning with the works of Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe. Examine how American short stories published after the Civil War began to reflect the inclusion of realistic detail and the mirroring of the historical, social, and intellectual aspects of the time during which the authors lived. Survey the subjects and themes explored in the works of contemporary American short-story writers. Gain insight to an author's skilful development of character, plot, setting, theme, tone, and point of view in a work of short fiction through a study of John Updike's short story "A & P". Zane Education owns the largest library of K-12 curriculum-based subtitled video currently available online. Each video is fully subtitled so as to enable each student to study the topic and improve their reading and literacy skills at the same time.
Views: 605 Zane Education
Washington Irving - The Wife
 
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Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle", both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors, and the Alhambra. Irving also served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846. He made his literary debut in 1802 with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle, written under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle. After moving to England for the family business in 1815, he achieved international fame with the publication of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. in 1819. He continued to publish regularly and almost always successfully throughout his life, and completed a five-volume biography of George Washington just eight months before his death, at age 76, in Tarrytown, New York. Irving, along with James Fenimore Cooper, was among the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe, and Irving encouraged American authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edgar Allan Poe. Irving was also admired by some European writers, including Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron, Thomas Campbell, Francis Jeffrey, and Charles Dickens. As America's first genuine internationally best-selling author, Irving advocated for writing as a legitimate profession, and argued for stronger laws to protect American writers from copyright infringement. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Writing Fiction & Poetry : How to Identify Narrative Style in Literature
 
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Narrative style in literature refers to the storyteller or the narrator in a piece of writing, whether it be first, second or third person, omniscient or otherwise. Identify the narrative style of a piece of literature, while deciding whether or not to trust the narrator, with tips from a published author and English professor in this free video on writing. Expert: David M. Harris Bio: David M. Harris has taught English at Vanderbilt University and elsewhere. Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge
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Washington Irving in London (FULL Audiobook)
 
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Washington Irving in London - audiobook Washington IRVING (1783 - 1859) Washington Irving's name is synonymous with such classics as "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." He established himself as one of early America's most treasured writers. His wit and satirical voice are the hallmark of his writing. Irving had the extraordinary ability to paint a picture in words on the canvas of the printed page. Although an American, he spent a good deal of time traveling in England and memorializing his experiences in some of the essays chosen for this collection. With an emphasis on his time spent in London, the works include his observations on such diverse subjects as Westminster Abbey, British antiques and how one spends a Sunday in London. This collection brings to life the London of a bygone era as seen through the eyes of a keen writer and observer of life. - Summary by Greg Giordano Genre(s): Single Author Collections Language: English (FULL Audiobook)
Washington Irving
 
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Table of Contents: 00:23 - Just a few months before Smith’s question, an American writer named Washington Irvingbegan publishing a series of essays and tales called The Sketch Book. 00:33 - First True “American” Writer 00:48 - Sought to Entertain 01:05 - Sought to Entertain 01:13 - Washington Irving (1783-1859) 01:24 - Biographical Information 01:25 - Biographical Information 01:44 - Home of Washington Irving, New York 01:49 - Writing Career Begins 02:42 - Career Shifts to Europe in 1815 03:15 - Literary Career Continues 03:31 - Irving’s Literary Pseudonyms 03:39 - Irving Widely Recognized 03:50 - Returns to America in 1832 04:40 - First Genuine American Stories
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Washington Irving and the Origins of Gotham
 
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Washington Irving... Washington Irving... that name rings a bell.... oh, yeah! He wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow as well as many other great works. He is responsible for a number of aspects of NYC culture and still affects American pop-culture almost 100 years later. Learn more on this weeks episode!
Analysing & Writing the Short Story (Short Story Writing Part 4)
 
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http://www.zaneeducation.com - Analysing & Writing the Short Story is Part 4 of Short Story Writing - a Writing Series Title Explore the historical development of the short story, beginning with the literary traditions of the ancient cultures of Egypt, Greece, Rome, and China, and continuing with the storytelling traditions of medieval Europeans and the Eskimos. Survey the tradition of oral storytelling and examine the short story as a literary form. Explain the cultural significance of fables, ballads, romances, myths, legends, folktales, and epic poems, and discuss their role as precursors to the short story. Analyse the elements of the short story, using excerpts and summaries from works by Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, and Katherine Mansfield that show character development, setting, mood, plot, conflict, theme, point of view, and the author's writing style. Gain insight to the creative writing process, using an actual student's story as a model. Zane Education owns the largest library of K-12 curriculum-based subtitled video currently available online. Each video is fully subtitled so as to enable each student to study the topic and improve their reading and literacy skills at the same time.
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Washington Irving's Sunnyside
 
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A New Yorker so prolific we had to make a third episode! We went back to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow before our friends at Historic Hudson Valley gave us an exclusive tour of Washington Irving's final home: Sunnyside.
06 English Writers on America by Washington Irving, unabridged audiobook
 
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Genre(s): Horror & Supernatural Fiction, Travel Fiction, General Fiction, Romance, Short Stories The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Washington IRVING (1783 - 1859) The Sketch Book was first published in seven numbers/installments in the United States before being published in two volumes in London (1819-1820). The generally enthusiastic reception of Irving's sketches in England was unusual, since at the time British opinion of American literature was pretty low. Irving's sketches were formally innovative and successful--he is credited by literary historians as being the first American author to make a living as a professional author. In particular, as Irving explicitly makes reference to in a short essay concluding the second volume of the London edition, his intent was to create pieces that didn't necessarily hang together as a whole, but which were heterogeneous in nature. Irving's logic was that his miscellany was "written for different humours" and that his end was that "it should contain something to suit each reader." 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. (Introduction by Wikipedia) Washington Irving Playlist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg7YopqEynM&list=PLLG03REJaYO_SE5iX65aE0K--GWarias5 00 - Preface - Easton 01 - The Author's Account of Himself - Bob Gonzalez 02 - The Voyage - Delmar H Dolbier 03 - Roscoe - Kristin Gjerløw 04 - The Wife - Kristin Gjerløw 05 - Rip Van Winkle - Bob Neufeld 06 - English Writers on America - Pamela Krantz 07 - Rural Life in England - Jean Bascom 08 - The Broken Heart - Mike Pelton 09 - The Art of Book-making - elfpen 10 - A Royal Poet - David Wales 11 - The Country Church - David Wales 12 - The Widow and her Son - NoelBadrian 13 - A Sunday in London - Bob Gonzalez 14 - The Boar's Head Tavern - ToddHW 15 - The Mutability of Literature - Grant Hurlock 16 - Rural Funerals - David Wales 17 - The Inn Kitchen - Bob Gonzalez 18 - The Spectre Bridegroom - Chiquito Crasto 19 - Westminster Abbey - David Wales 20 - Christmas - Easton 21 - The Stage-Coach - Anna Simon 22 - Christmas Eve - Easton Kristen McQuillin 23 - Christmas Day - David Wales 24 - The Christmas Dinner - David Wales 25 - London Antiques - Patti Cunningham 26 - Little Britain - David Wales 27 - Stratford-on-Avon - Pamela Krantz 28 - Traits of Indian Character - Anna Simon 29 - Philip of Pokanoket - L D Hamilton 30 - John Bull - Anna Simon 31 - The Pride of the Village - vikvenom 32 - The Angler - elfpen 33 - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Phil Chenevert 34 - L'Envoy - Easton Audio Recording © courtesy of Librivox This video: © Copyright 2013. PublicAudioLibrary. All Rights Reserved.
Views: 435 PublicAudioLibrary
"The Devil and Tom Walker" Washington Irving audiobook ― Chilling Tales for Dark Nights
 
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Chilling Tales for Dark Nights produces all-original horror audio content. Everything we produce features custom professional voice acting, music and/or sound effects. All stories featured are either written by our staff writing team or performed and adapted with the kind permission of their respective authors. Visit us at ChillingTalesForDarkNights.com for more information today. A miser by the name of Tom Walker lives near a swamp with his wife. The two are so greedy that they even trying to cheat each other and they fight constantly. One day, cutting through the swamp, Tom discovers a skull with a tomahawk buried in it. As Tom kicks at the skull, he hears a voice and looks up to see a man with a soot-stained face, who then offers Tom a buried treasure in exchange for his services. READ ALONG! https://www.chillingtalesfordarknights.com/stories/the-devil-and-tom-walker/ DOWNLOAD IT NOW! https://www.chillingtalesfordarknights.com/download/devil-tom-walker-washington-irving-narrated-heather-ordover/ CHECK OUT ANOTHER RECENT HEATHER ORDOVER NARRATION: "Faces at the Window" by Rose Wilder Lane: http://www.chillingtalesfordarknights.com/heather-ordover-faces-at-the-window/ ENJOY STORIES READ BY FEMALE NARRATORS? CHECK OUT OUR PLAYLIST! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n7BsuVpNpE&list=PLpCh5fYI6EcHcrDkHAe_8jFCjasLkZirD “The Devil and Tom Walker" Author: Washington Irving Performed by: Heather Ordover Artwork: Craig Groshek Story © Washington Irving (public domain) Audio production © Chilling Entertainment, LLC ★ ★ ABOUT AUTHOR WASHINGTON IRVING ★ ★ Washing Irving (1783–1859) was a famed American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" (1819) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820), both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors and the Alhambra. Irving served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846. To see more of Irving's work or to learn more about him, visit the links below: WIKIPEDIA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Irving AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE: http://amzn.to/227W0h0 PROJECT GUTENBERG: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/34 ★ ★ ABOUT PERFORMER HEATHER ORDOVER ★ ★ Heather Ordover is host of the CraftLit podcast—home of annotated audiobooks, author of the young adult series Grounded: the Seven, editor of the What Would Madame Defarge Knit?® book series, evangelist for Cognitive Anchoring to adults and students with ADHD, a mother, a knitter, and an educator. To see more of Heather Ordover's work, visit her official podcast here: http://craftlit.com/ Also be sure to visit Heather Ordover's other social media sites: FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/CraftLit TWITTER: https://www.twitter.com/MamaO INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/hordover/ PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.com/craftlit TUMBLR: http://hordover.tumblr.com YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/user/hordover
"The Adventure of the German Student" Washington Irving ― Chilling Tales for Dark Nights
 
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Chilling Tales for Dark Nights produces all-original horror audio content. Everything we produce features custom professional voice acting, music and/or sound effects. All stories featured are either written by our staff writing team or performed and adapted with the kind permission of their respective authors. Visit us at ChillingTalesForDarkNights.com for more information today. This video features disturbing true scary stories to tell in the dark, or creepy fictional horror stories. All of the videos on this channel contain terrifying tales narrated by professional narrators and voice actors, many with sound effects and music. People listen for many reasons, some being to help them relax, to listen to something scary, to assist with relaxation and sleep, and another is for entertainment purposes. Whatever brought you to the channel, we hope you enjoy. If you enjoyed the video, please leave a like, subscribe, and click the bell notification icon. It really helps out. On a stormy night during the French Revolution, a young German is returning to his home at a late hour when he comes upon a beautiful women in black, apparently mourning at the base of a gallows. He offers to allow her to spend the night at his home, and soon falls in love, and intends no less than to marry her. When the morning comes, however, he receives a very rude awakening. DOWNLOAD IT AD-FREE IN HD 320 KBPS MP3 FORMAT! https://www.chillingtalesfordarknights.com/download/adventure-german-student-washington-irving-performed-peter-bishop/ BECOME A PATRON TODAY! SUPPORT US AND GET ACCESS TO DOWNLOAD 500+ HD STORIES, SHORT FILMS AND MORE! TAKE THE TOUR NOW! http://www.chillingtalesfordarknights.com/tour/ MORE PETER BISHOP! Check out his narration playlist here! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpCh5fYI6EcGtiv9rAJhgrRTOYBEES2lX "The Adventure of the German Student" Author: Washington Irving Performed by: Peter Bishop Post Production: Peter Bishop Story © Washington Irving (public domain) Audio production © Chilling Entertainment LLC ★ ★ ABOUT AUTHOR WASHINGTON IRVING ★ ★ Washing Irving (1783–1859) was a famed American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" (1819) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820), both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors and the Alhambra. Irving served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846. To see more of Irving's work or to learn more about him, visit the links below: WIKIPEDIA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Irving AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE: http://amzn.to/227W0h0 PROJECT GUTENBERG: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/34 ★ ★ ABOUT PERFORMER PETER BISHOP ★ ★ Peter Bishop is a native of London currently living in New York City, and has been a full-time voice talent since 2007. OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://peterbishopvo.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/peterbishopvo LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-bishop-74993816 ► OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.chillingtalesfordarknights.com ► MEMBERS AREA TOUR: http://www.chillingtalesfordarknights.com/tour/ ► OTIS JIRY'S CREEPYPASTA CRYPT (PRESENTED BY CTFDN): http://bit.ly/1JC6Kax ► JEFF CLEMENT'S AURAL STIMULATION: http://bit.ly/1NEPPva ► EARN $$$ REFERRING FRIENDS TO US: http://bit.ly/1LAUvPB ► SUBMIT STORY: http://bit.ly/1Eo1g7p ► FB: http://www.facebook.com/chillingtalesfordarknights ► TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/chillingtaleswi public domain, Librivox, Peter Bishop, voice acting, vo, voice over, narrations, narrating, readers, readings, reading, read, narrated, performed, performing, audio book, audiobook, Washington Irving, classics, classic, headless, French Revolution, decapitated, execution, executions, head cut off, red ribbon, green ribbon, scary stories, ghost story, ghost stories, scary story, France, gallows, guillotined, guillotine, Walden Gottfried Wolfgang, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane, legend, folklore, legendary, spooky, Rip Van Winkle, Tales of a Traveller, nervous gentleman, The Devil and Tom Walker
34 L'Envoy by Washington Irving, unabridged audiobook
 
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Genre(s): Horror & Supernatural Fiction, Travel Fiction, General Fiction, Romance, Short Stories The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Washington IRVING (1783 - 1859) The Sketch Book was first published in seven numbers/installments in the United States before being published in two volumes in London (1819-1820). The generally enthusiastic reception of Irving's sketches in England was unusual, since at the time British opinion of American literature was pretty low. Irving's sketches were formally innovative and successful--he is credited by literary historians as being the first American author to make a living as a professional author. In particular, as Irving explicitly makes reference to in a short essay concluding the second volume of the London edition, his intent was to create pieces that didn't necessarily hang together as a whole, but which were heterogeneous in nature. Irving's logic was that his miscellany was "written for different humours" and that his end was that "it should contain something to suit each reader." 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. (Introduction by Wikipedia) Washington Irving Playlist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg7YopqEynM&list=PLLG03REJaYO_SE5iX65aE0K--GWarias5 00 - Preface - Easton 01 - The Author's Account of Himself - Bob Gonzalez 02 - The Voyage - Delmar H Dolbier 03 - Roscoe - Kristin Gjerløw 04 - The Wife - Kristin Gjerløw 05 - Rip Van Winkle - Bob Neufeld 06 - English Writers on America - Pamela Krantz 07 - Rural Life in England - Jean Bascom 08 - The Broken Heart - Mike Pelton 09 - The Art of Book-making - elfpen 10 - A Royal Poet - David Wales 11 - The Country Church - David Wales 12 - The Widow and her Son - NoelBadrian 13 - A Sunday in London - Bob Gonzalez 14 - The Boar's Head Tavern - ToddHW 15 - The Mutability of Literature - Grant Hurlock 16 - Rural Funerals - David Wales 17 - The Inn Kitchen - Bob Gonzalez 18 - The Spectre Bridegroom - Chiquito Crasto 19 - Westminster Abbey - David Wales 20 - Christmas - Easton 21 - The Stage-Coach - Anna Simon 22 - Christmas Eve - Easton Kristen McQuillin 23 - Christmas Day - David Wales 24 - The Christmas Dinner - David Wales 25 - London Antiques - Patti Cunningham 26 - Little Britain - David Wales 27 - Stratford-on-Avon - Pamela Krantz 28 - Traits of Indian Character - Anna Simon 29 - Philip of Pokanoket - L D Hamilton 30 - John Bull - Anna Simon 31 - The Pride of the Village - vikvenom 32 - The Angler - elfpen 33 - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Phil Chenevert 34 - L'Envoy - Easton Audio Recording © courtesy of Librivox This video: © Copyright 2013. PublicAudioLibrary. All Rights Reserved.
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Washington Irving's Al-Andalus: Speculation, Value, and the Ethics of American Literature
 
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The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) and the English Department held a lecture entitled "Washington Irving's Al-Andalus: Speculation, Value, and the Ethics of American Literature" by Dr. Adam John Waterman. Adam John Waterman is Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence in American Literature at the Université d'Alger 2. He received his PhD from New York University, where he was a MacCracken Fellow in the American Studies Program. His research explores the relationship between literary representation and political economy in the nineteenth century United States, with particular emphasis on historiography and the construction of race, property, and socioeconomic value. His writing has appeared in the Utne Reader, Bidoun, and make/shift, as well as numerous academic journals and anthologies. At present, he is completing a manuscript entitled The Corpse in the Kitchen: The Literary Gothic, the Land Market, and the Melancholy Afterlives of the Black Hawk War.
Animated Moral Story || Rip Van Winkle
 
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The legendary characters of Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe come to life in this exciting, historically-based novel by Seth Adam Smith! In 1730, young Rip Van Winkle sneaks into a cemetery and comes face-to-face with the ghost of William Blaxton, the first settler of Boston. Warning Rip that the city is in grave danger, Blaxton gives Rip a mysterious gift-a pumpkin lantern with power over life and death. With the help of the stern and secretive, Jonathan Edwards and the talkative, know-it-all raven, Nathaniel, Rip travels across Massachusetts colony in search of Feathertop, a mythical, pumpkin-headed scarecrow with the power to save Boston. Along the way, Rip encounters characters like Tom Walker, Katy Cruel, Hop-Frog, Alfred Bulltop Stormalong, Captain Ahab, Amelia Simmons, Mistress Hibbins, Pearl Prynne, Roger Chillingworth, the Midnight Minister, and the traitorous Goodman Brown-heroes and villains from early American history, literature, and folklore. Pursued by witches, werewolves, and the living dead, Rip Van Winkle must race against time to save the "city upon a hill" and become a light to the world. "Be warned, Smith has crafted something you won't want to put down. So clever and fresh, this easily stands out as the most unique piece of fiction I've read in years." - New York Times Bestselling Author, Jason. F. Wright
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Ghost of Washington Irving? - Sleepy Hollow Photo
 
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MESSAGE: I think that this is both the sun's reflection and something more. It really depends on what you see. It's kind of like "Life of Pi." Was the boy the tiger or was the tiger real? We never really learn which it was. When I was 14 and took this photo, I thought it was something worth sharing. It could either be seen as just a reflection, or as one that is a little more special. It's all up to you :) Newspaper Article Written About My Experience: http://tarrytown.patch.com/articles/a-glimpse-of-the-paranormal Other Sites Featuring My Experience: http://naturalplane.blogspot.com/2010/07/washington-irvings-home-has-new-mystery.html http://www.sdparanormal.com/articles/article/1961531/144429.htm http://brianjayjones.com/2010/07/10/a-not-so-grim-grinning-ghost/#comments http://newsodrome.com/paranormal_news/the-ghost-of-sleepy-hollow-18728899 http://paranormal.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=paranormal&cdn=newsissues&tm=13&f=10&su=p284.13.342.ip_p504.6.342.ip_&tt=2&bt=1&bts=1&st=38&zu=http%3A//tarrytown.patch.com/articles/a-glimpse-of-the-paranormal http://beforeitsnews.com/story/98/604/Washington_Irvings_Home_Has_A_New_Mystery.html http://www.ghosttheory.com/2010/07/12/ghost-of-washington-irving-no http://www.paranormalpopculture.com/2010/07/ghost-head-of-headless-horseman-scribe.html http://thedemoniacal.blogspot.com/2010/07/washington-irvings-ghost.html http://criticalbelievers.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=paranormal&action=display&thread=5927&page=1 http://paranews.co.uk/modules/paranews/view.article.php/25702/b13 http://regator.com/p/243597254/washington_irvings_home_has_a_new_mystery/ http://gall.dcinside.com/list.php?id=mystery&no=415011&page=1&bbs= http://rocketnews24.com/?p=40112 http://paranormal.about.com/b/2010/09/23/the-latest-links-sleepy-hollow-ghost-atlantis-search-automatic-writing.htm http://www.liquida.com/page/11265367/ http://2leep.com/read/T/h/e/The+Ghost+of+Washington+Irving-181889.html http://www.realghostvideos.net/hosted/111/washington-irving-ghost.html http://iseeaparanormalblog.tumblr.com/post/28156022124/real-or-fake-supposedly-the-ghost-of-washington
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Washington Irving | The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Audiobook + PDF
 
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Short story - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (1820) full audiobook. Turn on captions to read along on-screen - download, print or read online free PDF ebook: http://www.chaptervox.com/audiobooks/the-legend-of-sleepy-hollow-by-washington-irving Read by Mike Pelton
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LunchBox.01.02.07
 
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lunchbox, room eight, adam green, new york, politics, satire, humor, comedy, Rep John Murtha, Day Two, Albany, Governor Eliot Spitzer, executive orders, Alan Hevesi, Vito Lopez, Rip Van Winkle, Henry Hudson, George Pataki, Joe Bruno, Shelly Silver, Washington Irving
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Rip Van Winkle
 
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The story of "Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving told through pictures. The song is "Time Won't Let Me Go" by The Bravery.
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Rip Van Winkle (Great Themes From the Classics Part 3)
 
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http://www.zaneeducation.com - Rip Van Winkle is Part 3 of Great Themes From the Classics - a Writing Series title Examine the theme of the passage of time in a condensed version of Washington Irving's classic short story "Rip Van Winkle". Examine great literary themes to enhance both your reading skills and appreciation of literature. Examine great literary themes in this four-part series designed to enhance both reading skills and an appreciation of literature. Listen to condensed readings of four works by American authors Stephen Crane, Jack London, Washington Irving, and Mark Twain. Learn how themes emerge in stories and study how they correspond to the human condition. Zane Education owns the largest library of K-12 curriculum-based subtitled video currently available online. Each video is fully subtitled so as to enable each student to study the topic and improve their reading and literacy skills at the same time.
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Oral Storytelling: An Ancient Tradition (Short Story Writing Part 1)
 
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http://www.zaneeducation.com - Oral Storytelling: An Ancient Tradition is Part 1 of Short Story Writing - a Writing Series Title Explore the historical development of the short story, beginning with the literary traditions of the ancient cultures of Egypt, Greece, Rome, and China, and continuing with the storytelling traditions of medieval Europeans and the Eskimos. Survey the tradition of oral storytelling and examine the short story as a literary form. Explain the cultural significance of fables, ballads, romances, myths, legends, folktales, and epic poems, and discuss their role as precursors to the short story. Analyse the elements of the short story, using excerpts and summaries from works by Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, and Katherine Mansfield that show character development, setting, mood, plot, conflict, theme, point of view, and the author's writing style. Gain insight to the creative writing process, using an actual student's story as a model. Zane Education owns the largest library of K-12 curriculum-based subtitled video currently available online. Each video is fully subtitled so as to enable each student to study the topic and improve their reading and literacy skills at the same time.
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving - FULL AudioBook | Greatest AudioBooks
 
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THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW by Washington Irving - FULL AudioBook "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story by Washington Irving contained in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., written while he was living in Birmingham, and first published in 1820. With Irving's companion piece "Rip Van Winkle", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is among the earliest examples of American fiction still read today. (Summary adapted from wikipedia.org - attribution: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Legend_of_Sleepy_Hollow&action=history) - SUBSCRIBE to Greatest Audio Books: http://www.youtube.com/GreatestAudioBooks - Become a FRIEND: Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/GreatestAudioBooks Google+: - READ along by clicking (CC) for Closed Caption Transcript! - LISTEN to the entire audiobook for free! The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (1783-1859) Chapter listing and length: The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow -- 01:23:23 THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW by Washington Irving FOUND AMONG THE PAPERS OF THE LATE DIEDRICH KNICKERBOCKER. A pleasing land of drowsy head it was, Of dreams that wave before the half-shut eye; And of gay castles in the clouds that pass, Forever flushing round a summer sky. CASTLE OF INDOLENCE. In the bosom of one of those spacious coves which indent the eastern shore of the Hudson, at that broad expansion of the river denominated by the ancient Dutch navigators the Tappan Zee, and where they always prudently shortened sail and implored the protection of St. Nicholas when they crossed, there lies a small market town or rural port, which by some is called Greensburgh, but which is more generally and properly known by the name of Tarry Town. This name was given, we are told, in former days, by the good housewives of the adjacent country, from the inveterate propensity of their husbands to linger about the village tavern on market days. Be that as it may, I do not vouch for the fact, but merely advert to it, for the sake of being precise and authentic. Not far from this village, perhaps about two miles, there is a little valley or rather lap of land among high hills, which is one of the quietest places in the whole world. A small brook glides through it, with just murmur enough to lull one to repose; and the occasional whistle of a quail or tapping of a woodpecker is almost the only sound that ever breaks in upon the uniform tranquillity. I recollect that, when a stripling, my first exploit in squirrel-shooting was in a grove of tall walnut-trees that shades one side of the valley. I had wandered into it at noontime, when all nature is peculiarly quiet, and was startled by the roar of my own gun, as it broke the Sabbath stillness around and was prolonged and reverberated by the angry echoes. If ever I should wish for a retreat whither I might steal from the world and its distractions, and dream quietly away the remnant of a troubled life, I know of none more promising than this little valley. From the listless repose of the place, and the peculiar character of its inhabitants, who are descendants from the original Dutch settlers, this sequestered glen has long been known by the name of SLEEPY HOLLOW, and its rustic lads are called the Sleepy Hollow Boys throughout all the neighboring country. A drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere. Some say that the place was bewitched by a High German doctor, during the early days of the settlement; others, that an old Indian chief, the prophet or wizard of his tribe, held his powwows there before the country was discovered by Master Hendrick Hudson. Certain it is, the place still continues under the sway of some witching power, that holds a spell over the minds of the good people, causing them to walk in a continual reverie. They are given to all kinds of marvellous beliefs, are subject to trances and visions, and frequently see strange sights, and hear music and voices in the air. The whole neighborhood abounds with local tales, haunted spots, and twilight superstitions; stars shoot and meteors glare oftener across the valley than in any other part of the country, and the nightmare, with her whole ninefold, seems to make it the favorite scene of her gambols." .... CONTINUED..... V1 Read by Chip The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow -- 01:23:23 This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer visit librivox.org. This video: Copyright 2013. Greatest Audio Books. All Rights Reserved.
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The Moor's Legacy (ALHAMBRA) - Washington Irving (1832)
 
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Update September 2014: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Release -Public Notice -Public Record https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y1xcmEBRlQ OSLO – INDIGENOUS AMERICAN SUES NORWAY 100 MILLION KRONER FOR FULL DISCLOSURE http://beforeitsnews.com/international/2014/09/indigenous-american-sues-norway-100-million-kroner-for-full-disclosure-2482584.html ------------------------------------------ Irving, Washington 3 April 1783 - 28 November 1859 Often regarded as the originator of the American short story, Irving produced a number of sketches of life in the Hudson River Valley of New York, and of life in England and Spain; these were popular enough that Irving is often said to be the first American author to earn a living solely from his writing. Like Nathaniel Hawthorne, Irving was acutely aware of America's cultural roots in Europe, and much of his work reflects both a nostalgia for and an updating of European life and folkways, as does the fact Irving spent a considerable portion of his adult life—over 20 years—living in Europe. Irving's "transitional" status is also evident in his powerful interest in American beginnings: a (largely comic) History of New York, a biography of Columbus (the literal "finder" of America, at least in popular myth), and a biography of George Washington (one of America's political "founders" and the man after whom Irving was named). Many of Irving's tales have a supernaturalist element, though Irving's gentle humor and rationalist skepticism often hedge that supernaturalism considerably, especially in the American tales. "Legend of the Arabian Astrologer" "Legend of Prince Ahmed al Kamel" "Legend of the Moor's Legacy" "Governor Manco and the Soldier" "Legend of the Two Discreet Statues" "The Legend of the Enchanted Soldier" http://www.litgothic.com/Authors/irving.html
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Sunnyside Washington Irving House Book Writer Sleepy Hollow Estate Landmark by BK Bazhe.com
 
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Amazon Books Art Multimedia by BK Bazhe: http://www.amazon.com/Damages-ebook/dp/B007WVO3NA/ Sunnyside - http://www.BAZHE.com Estate of Sunnyside is a historic house on 10 acres of grounds alongside the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York. It was formerly the home of noted early American author Washington Irving, best known for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and is a National Historic Landmark. Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. Irving also served as the U.S. minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846. BK BAZHE is a writer, poet, and artist. He is the author of DAMAGES (creative nonfiction) —Winner in the Writers Digest Awards and IDENTITIES (poetry). He is published and exhibited in Europe and America. Amazon Books Art Multimedia by BK Bazhe: http://www.amazon.com/Damages-ebook/dp/B007WVO3NA/ More info at: BK Bazhe Website: http://www.bazhe.com Amazon Books & Art by BK Bazhe: http://astore.amazon.com/bazhe-20 YouTube Videos by BK Bazhe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIbNna0dLvc Google Blog by BK Bazhe: http://bazhe.blogspot.com
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18 The Bridegroom Spectre by Washington Irving, unabridged audiobook
 
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Genre(s): Horror & Supernatural Fiction, Travel Fiction, General Fiction, Romance, Short Stories The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Washington IRVING (1783 - 1859) The Sketch Book was first published in seven numbers/installments in the United States before being published in two volumes in London (1819-1820). The generally enthusiastic reception of Irving's sketches in England was unusual, since at the time British opinion of American literature was pretty low. Irving's sketches were formally innovative and successful--he is credited by literary historians as being the first American author to make a living as a professional author. In particular, as Irving explicitly makes reference to in a short essay concluding the second volume of the London edition, his intent was to create pieces that didn't necessarily hang together as a whole, but which were heterogeneous in nature. Irving's logic was that his miscellany was "written for different humours" and that his end was that "it should contain something to suit each reader." 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. (Introduction by Wikipedia) Washington Irving Playlist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg7YopqEynM&list=PLLG03REJaYO_SE5iX65aE0K--GWarias5 00 - Preface - Easton 01 - The Author's Account of Himself - Bob Gonzalez 02 - The Voyage - Delmar H Dolbier 03 - Roscoe - Kristin Gjerløw 04 - The Wife - Kristin Gjerløw 05 - Rip Van Winkle - Bob Neufeld 06 - English Writers on America - Pamela Krantz 07 - Rural Life in England - Jean Bascom 08 - The Broken Heart - Mike Pelton 09 - The Art of Book-making - elfpen 10 - A Royal Poet - David Wales 11 - The Country Church - David Wales 12 - The Widow and her Son - NoelBadrian 13 - A Sunday in London - Bob Gonzalez 14 - The Boar's Head Tavern - ToddHW 15 - The Mutability of Literature - Grant Hurlock 16 - Rural Funerals - David Wales 17 - The Inn Kitchen - Bob Gonzalez 18 - The Spectre Bridegroom - Chiquito Crasto 19 - Westminster Abbey - David Wales 20 - Christmas - Easton 21 - The Stage-Coach - Anna Simon 22 - Christmas Eve - Easton Kristen McQuillin 23 - Christmas Day - David Wales 24 - The Christmas Dinner - David Wales 25 - London Antiques - Patti Cunningham 26 - Little Britain - David Wales 27 - Stratford-on-Avon - Pamela Krantz 28 - Traits of Indian Character - Anna Simon 29 - Philip of Pokanoket - L D Hamilton 30 - John Bull - Anna Simon 31 - The Pride of the Village - vikvenom 32 - The Angler - elfpen 33 - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Phil Chenevert 34 - L'Envoy - Easton Audio Recording © courtesy of Librivox This video: © Copyright 2013. PublicAudioLibrary. All Rights Reserved.
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Gay Talese On Writers Block
 
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If you're interested in licensing this or any other Big Think clip for commercial or private use, contact our licensing partner Executive Interviews: https://www.executiveinterviews.biz/rightsholders/bigthink/ Writing has never been fun, but with enough time its pretty good.
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US Actor Joseph Jefferson:  Rip Van Winkle (1903)
 
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US actor Joseph Jefferson (1829-1905) / Rip Meets Minnie After Twenty Years' Absence / Rip Van Winkle (Washington Irving) / Recorded: 1903 -- Joseph Jefferson via wikipedia: Joseph Jefferson, commonly known as Joe Jefferson (February 20, 1829 - April 23, 1905), was an American actor. He was the third actor of this name in a family of actors and managers, and one of the most famous of all American comedians. In 1859, Jefferson made a dramatic version of Washington Irving's story of "Rip Van Winkle" on the basis of older plays, and acted it with success in Washington, D.C. He arrived at Sydney in the beginning of November 1861, and played a successful season introducing to Australia Rip Van Winkle, Our American Cousin, The Octoroon and other plays. He opened in Melbourne on March 31, 1862, and had a most successful season extending over about six months. Seasons followed in the country and in Tasmania. In 1865 Jefferson with health recovered went to London and arranged with Dion Boucicault for a revised version of Rip Van Winkle. It ran 170 nights, with Jefferson in the leading part. Jefferson would continue acting in this show for 40 years. Returning to America, Jefferson made it his stock play, making annual tours of the states with it, and occasionally reviving The Heir-at-Law in which he played Dr. Pangloss, The Cricket on the Hearth (Caleb Plummer) and The Rivals (Bob Acres). He was one of the first to establish the travelling combinations which superseded the old system of local stock companies. Jefferson also starred in a number of films as the character starting in the 1896, Awakening of Rip, which is in the U.S. National Film Registry. Jefferson's son Thomas followed in his father's footsteps and also played the character in a number of early 20th century films. With the exception of minor parts, such as the First Gravedigger in Hamlet, which he played in an all-star combination headed by Edwin Booth, Jefferson created no new character after 1865; and the success of Rip Van Winkle was so pronounced that he has often been called a one-part actor. If this was a fault, it was the public's, who never wearied of his one masterpiece. No man in his profession was more honored for his achievements or his character. He was the friend of many of the leading men in American politics, art and literature. He was an ardent fisherman and lover of nature, and devoted to painting. It is erroneously believed that he was distantly related to British comedian Stan Laurel (born Arthur Stanley Jefferson), but UK civil registration, census and church records suggest that Jefferson was not the real name of his father. Jefferson was a founding member and the second president of the Players' Club in Manhattan. Jefferson died from pneumonia on April 23, 1905 in Palm Beach, Florida. Jefferson's name continues to live on through the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee in Chicago which offers awards in recognition of excellence of Chicago's Equity and non-Equity theaters and their productions. ******************************
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Free Public Domain Audio Book: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
 
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Eastwood Lane : In Sleepy Hollow - Four Tone Pictures
 
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In Sleepy Hollow; On Tappan Zee (a Boat Song); Mid-October Afternoon (Reverie); Katrina's Waltz. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The New York composer (Sidney) Eastwood Lane (1879-1951) is remembered for a series of piano suites that somehow provided a bridge between the music of MacDowell and Nevin and the jazz age, and Lane had a very quirky style of writing. His later 'Adirondack Sketches' was a favourite of Bix Biederbecke. The harmony in this 1913 suite becomes more and more unexpected as the suite progresses. The opening piece is very conventional, but the key changes and underlying harmony of the last piece, the waltz, are surprising, and almost disconcerting. All of the pieces are prefaced by quotations from Washington Irving's works - 'The Castle of Indolence' (first piece) and 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' (the others). The work is dedicated to Alexander Russell, for whom Lane worked for a time at Princeton University. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Played by Phillip Sear http://www.psear.co.uk (Email: [email protected] ) Upcoming live events: https://events.time.ly/hsr9pfk YouTube community tab: https://is.gd/SV4II9 WhatsApp: http://wa.me/441444483794
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John Grisham interview on "The Pelican Brief" and "The Firm" (1992)
 
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John Grisham talks "The Pelican Brief", "The Firm," and describes leaving law to write and shares the inspirations for his novels. »»﴿───► See more on the Authors Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIZqvqbtz9I30kDK7RrKXxtLK9WxA33-T Check out the Patreon rewards! https://www.patreon.com/ManufacturingIntellect
Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent Full Audiobook by Washington IRVING by Humorous Fiction, Satire
 
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SUBSCRIBE HERE https://goo.gl/uOq9vg TO OUR CHANNEL. FRESH CONTENT UPLOADED DAILY. Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent. Washington IRVING (1783 - 1859) The Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent. (1824) is a compilation of eight humorous and observational letters written by American writer, Washington Irving, under the pseudonym, Jonathan Oldstyle. These eight letters and one additional were first published as a series of "Letters to the Editor" of the New York paper, The Morning Chronicle, between 1802 and 1803. In them Oldstyle skewered the local New York social scene on the topics of etiquette, marriage, fashion, and other particulars of human interaction. Most of Oldstyle's observations took place in the theatre, but really had less to do with that venue and more to do with an analysis of men and women acting out their own particular roles in life. At times this letter-writing Oldstyle had a bit of help from his good friend, the inimitable Andrew Quoz (another of Irving's personae). Together they subverted the status quo of theatre criticism in New York, and placed social behavior in the limelight, figuratively speaking. These letters were Irving's first foray into published writing; he was 19 at the time. He would later pen Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. (Summary by James K. White, Gent.) Genre(s): Humorous Fiction, Satire Language: English This book is in public domain. Thank you for listening. Here are links to other books for your enjoyment. ► All GENRES Playlists https://www.youtube.com/view_all_playlists ► Children's Fiction Audiobooks https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBf34OV7mlyQIZj1XalEiOr5c322S94HC ► Action & Adventure Fiction Audiobooks https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBf34OV7mlyREtY51zhBfDO_4cSuUnnix ► General Fiction Audiobooks https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBf34OV7mlySZJiIrAaUNUFEt9KJwmOGt ► Historical Fiction Audiobooks https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBf34OV7mlyTBxpcHaShkAoI7Xb0jebLj ► Religious Fiction Audiobooks https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBf34OV7mlyQ8gTZ8y7roETu2CqyN0dC2 ► Romance Audiobooks https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBf34OV7mlyS-8LeVQB7_mUY_0bfIdVfr ► Other search terms: #freeaudiobooks, #audiobookfull, #audiobookfulllength, #audiobookplaylist, #audiobookchannel, #audiobooksforfree, #fullaudiobook, #fullaudiobooks, #fullaudiobook, #fullaudiobooks, #audiobookfull, #audiobooksfull, #audiobookfulllength, #audiobooksfulllength, #audiobooksfree, #audiobooksforchildren, #audiobooksforchildren, #audiobookselfhelp, #audiobookselfimprovement, -This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings and their content are in the public domain. THIS VIDEO: Copyright 2016 Full Audiobook. ► SUBSCRIBE to Full Audiobook https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxgD1xx1RSyp_T1FNwXKSg ► Facebook Page Link https://www.facebook.com/FullAudiobook ► Twitter Profile Link https://twitter.com/Full_AudioBook ► Google+ Profile Link https://plus.google.com/u/0/112778434457755527797/about?hl=en ► Video URL https://youtu.be/G13jRRIXv2M
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American Literature Periods - Transcendentalism
 
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American Literature Period Project - Transcendentalism for Mr. Bronner's AP Language and Composition, period 6.
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, unabridged audiobook
 
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Genre(s): Horror & Supernatural Fiction, Detective Fiction The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Washington IRVING (1783 - 1859) Read by: Phil Chenevert Everyone knows the story of the Headless Horseman but perhaps you, like me, did not remember what a marvelous story teller Washington Irving was. He observed human nature closely and like any good humorist, lets us laugh at our own silly and superstitious sides through the joy of having strangers be the ones to display them. If you, like me, have only vague and muddy memories of this story, you owe it to yourself to listen and laugh along with the rest of the world. My High School English teacher who could never interest me in 'literature', would be proud. Washington Irving Playlist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg7YopqEynM&list=PLLG03REJaYO_SE5iX65aE0K--GWarias5 Book Coordinator: Phil Chenevert Meta Coordinator: Phil Chenevert Proof Listener: Britannia Audio Recording © courtesy of Librivox This video: © Copyright 2013. PublicAudioLibrary. All Rights Reserved.
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