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Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving

This is the story of the man who falls asleep and awakens to a changed world 20 years later.The story of Rip Van Winkle is to be found in the Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon. Crayon attributes it to Diedrich Knickerbocker. … Continue reading

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The Boar’s Head Tavern, Eastcheap by Washington Irving

The Boar’s Head Tavern, Eastcheap While in England Washington Irving found that so much had been written about Shakespeare that there wasn’t much left for him to add. Inspired by Henry IV Part 1, he decided to go to Eastcheap … Continue reading

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The Life of Washington by Washington Irving

These are two chapters (16 & 24) that are concerned with the British attempts to take Fort Duquesne. (Later it will be known as Pittsburg.) In chapter 16 a young George Washington is an aide to General Braddock. Braddock with … Continue reading

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The Voyage by Washington Irving

Washington Irving describes what it was like on a sailing ship going from America to England in 1815. The text for this story may be found at www.gutenberg.org

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