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The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent (Oxford World's Classics)

The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent (Oxford Worlds Classics)
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  • Seller:BooKnackrh
  • Sales Rank:361,751
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Reissue
  • Pages:392
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0
  • Dimensions (in):7.7 x 7.2 x 0.7
  • Publication Date:October 18, 2009
  • ISBN:0199555818
  • EAN:9780199555819
  • ASIN:0199555818
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Synopsis
In The Sketch-Book (1820-21), Irving explores the uneasy relationship of an American writer to English literary traditions. In two sketches, he experiments with tales transplanted from Europe, thereby creating the first classic American short stories, Rip Van Winkle, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Based on Irving's final revision of his most popular work, this new edition includes comprehensive explanatory notes of The Sketch-Book's sources for the modern reader.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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