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American author Washington Irving is best known for his short stories which include "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle." Also a historian, he wrote several biographies of historical figures such as George Washington and Muhammad. From 1842 to 1846, Irving served as U.S. minister to Spain.

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American author Washington Irving is best known for his short stories which include "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle." Also a historian, he wrote several biographies of historical figures such as George Washington and Muhammad. From 1842 to 1846, Irving served as U.S. minister to Spain. More...

 
    Rip Van Winkle, Irving
  Rip Van Winkle, Irving
A short story by Washington Irving, Rip Van Winkle tells the tale of a lazy old man who falls asleep for twenty years and returns to his village to find that the world has changed drastically during his absence and that nearly everyone he knows has d...
 
    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Irving
  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Irving
A short story by Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow tells the tale of Ichabod Crane a superstitious school-teacher who finds himself terrorized either by a headless phantom or his prank-loving rival for the affections of a local girl. Irv...
 
       
 
         
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