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Washington Irving: Rip Van Winkle

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature

Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer, short-stories writer best known for his stories "Rip Van Winkle”(1819) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820). Loved the legends and mysticism, Irving wrote numerous short stories, biographies, histories, and tales of his travels. "Rip Van Winkle" is the short story published in 1819. The action takes place in the years before and after the American Revolutionary War. In a pleasant village lived kindly Rip Van Winkle, a colonial British-American villager of Dutch ancestry. One autumn day Van Winkle wandered up the mountains with his dog and discovered a group of ornately dressed, silent, bearded men who were playing nine-pins. Rip began to drink some of their moonshine and soon fell asleep. Awaked, he discovered that twenty years have passed…

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