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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.-logo

The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

Washington Irving

Apart from "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" - the pieces which made both Irving and The Sketch Book famous - other tales include "Roscoe", "The Broken Heart", "The Art of Book-making", "A Royal Poet", "The Spectre Bridegroom", "Westminster Abbey", "Little Britain", and "John Bull". His stories were highly influenced by German folktales, with "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" being inspired by a folktale recorded by Karl Musäus. Stories range from the maudlin (such as "The Wife" and "The Widow and Her Son") to the picaresque ("Little Britain") and the comical ("The Mutability of Literature"), but the common thread running through The Sketch Book — and a key part of its attraction to readers — is the personality of Irving's pseudonymous narrator, Geoffrey Crayon. Erudite, charming, and never one to make himself more interesting than his tales, Crayon holds The Sketch Book together through the sheer power of his personality - and Irving would, for the rest of his life, seamlessly enmesh Crayon's persona with his own public reputation. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

Apart from "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" - the pieces which made both Irving and The Sketch Book famous - other tales include "Roscoe", "The Broken Heart", "The Art of Book-making", "A Royal Poet", "The Spectre Bridegroom", "Westminster Abbey", "Little Britain", and "John Bull". His stories were highly influenced by German folktales, with "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" being inspired by a folktale recorded by Karl Musäus. Stories range from the maudlin (such as "The Wife" and "The Widow and Her Son") to the picaresque ("Little Britain") and the comical ("The Mutability of Literature"), but the common thread running through The Sketch Book — and a key part of its attraction to readers — is the personality of Irving's pseudonymous narrator, Geoffrey Crayon. Erudite, charming, and never one to make himself more interesting than his tales, Crayon holds The Sketch Book together through the sheer power of his personality - and Irving would, for the rest of his life, seamlessly enmesh Crayon's persona with his own public reputation. (Introduction by Wikipedia)
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Genres:

Romance

Description:

Apart from "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" - the pieces which made both Irving and The Sketch Book famous - other tales include "Roscoe", "The Broken Heart", "The Art of Book-making", "A Royal Poet", "The Spectre Bridegroom", "Westminster Abbey", "Little Britain", and "John Bull". His stories were highly influenced by German folktales, with "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" being inspired by a folktale recorded by Karl Musäus. Stories range from the maudlin (such as "The Wife" and "The Widow and Her Son") to the picaresque ("Little Britain") and the comical ("The Mutability of Literature"), but the common thread running through The Sketch Book — and a key part of its attraction to readers — is the personality of Irving's pseudonymous narrator, Geoffrey Crayon. Erudite, charming, and never one to make himself more interesting than his tales, Crayon holds The Sketch Book together through the sheer power of his personality - and Irving would, for the rest of his life, seamlessly enmesh Crayon's persona with his own public reputation. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

28h 53m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

55:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

37:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

29:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

31:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

40:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

31:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

32:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

37:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

39:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

42:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

47:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

25:27


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

48:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

25:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

28:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

20:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

47:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

39:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:45:48


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:45:48