Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving audiobook

Rip Van Winkle

By Washington Irving
Read by Johnny Heller

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0.75 Hours Unabridged
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In New York's Catskill Mountains before the American Revolution, a Dutch-American villager named Rip Van Winkle falls asleep and wakes up twenty years later without realizing how much time has passed. Unaware that the Revolutionary War has taken place, he must come to terms with the changes he encounters. Washington Irving wrote “Rip Van Winkle” while living in England as part of the collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., alongside his other famous tale, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Irving later admitted that "When I wrote the story, I had never been on the Catskills." Since its publication in 1819, the story has become part of American pop culture and has been adapted many times for stage, film, radio, and television.

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In New York's Catskill Mountains before the American Revolution, a Dutch-American villager named Rip Van Winkle falls asleep and wakes up twenty years later without realizing how much time has passed. Unaware that the Revolutionary War has taken place, he must come to terms with the changes he encounters. Washington Irving wrote “Rip Van Winkle” while living in England as part of the collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., alongside his other famous tale, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Irving later admitted that "When I wrote the story, I had never been on the Catskills." Since its publication in 1819, the story has become part of American pop culture and has been adapted many times for stage, film, radio, and television.

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Author Bio: Washington Irving

Author Bio: Washington Irving

Washinton Irving (1783–1859), American essayist, novelist, and historian, was born in New York to a wealthy merchant. He studied law, but because of his delicate health, his family sent him on a tour of Europe, where he collected material later used in his stories and essays. The first American author to achieve international fame, his literary career served in many ways to consolidate the cultures of the United States and Europe.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 0.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English