The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

by Washington Irving


The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., commonly referred to as The Sketch Book, is a collection of 34 essays and short stories written by the American author Washington Irving. It was published serially throughout 1819 and 1820. The collection includes two of Irving's best-known stories, attributed to the fictional Dutch historian Diedrich Knickerbocker: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle". It also marks Irving's first use of the pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon, which he would continue to employ throughout his literary career. 
The Sketch Book, along with James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales, was among first widely read works of American literature in Britain and Europe. It also helped advance the reputation of American writers with an international audience.
Excerpted from The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon on Wikipedia.

person AuthorWashington Irving
language CountryUnited States
api GenreGhost storiesShort storiesFantasy
copyright CopyrightPublic domain worldwide.
camera_alt Book cover"Ichabod Crane imagining a phantom at his shoulder."
Image taken from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Originally published/produced in New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1899.
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