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Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories (Paperback, Reissue) Loot Price: R61 Discovery Miles 610 You Save: R9 (13%)
Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories (Paperback, Reissue): Washington Irving
Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories (Paperback, Reissue): Washington Irving

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Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories (Paperback, Reissue)

Washington Irving

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Two handsomely illustrated retellings of this classic regional ghost story - both considerably shorter than the original. Despite occasional lapses, Locker's text is formal, even elegant in places, while Howe's condensation has an easier, more natural flow and preserves some of Irving's language. As usual, Locker's serene, romantic landscapes overwhelm the story they're supposed to illustrate; small and rather crude-looking human figures walk inconsequentially among majestic wooded hills, and viewers are invited to admire scenic vistas, magnificent skies, or individual trees ablaze with autumn color. Howe's paintings capture the beauty of the Catskills in a more sharply detailed way: the bright skies and misty green hills are there, but the reader's eye is drawn to twigs and tufts and fairy rings in the foreground. More important, Rip and the other characters, in carefully drawn period costume and with lively, often beautiful faces, add plenty of energy and sly humor to the narrative. Both illustrators paint in derivative styles; Locker's work has been compared to the Hudson River school, and Howe pays affectionate tribute to Norman Rockwell, Arthur Rackham, the Brothers Hildebrandt, and others of that ilk. Two fine showcases for accomplished artists, and younger readers will be drawn to either; but libraries should be aware that Morrow's reissue of the full text, with N.C. Wyeth's classic illustrations, has recently been made available. (Kirkus Reviews)

Celebrated classic stories from the 'Father of American Literature.' The legendary enchantment of Rip Van Winkle in the Kaatskill Mountains; the gruesome end of Ichabod Crane, who met the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow; the Spectre Bridegroom who turns out to be happily substantial; the pride of an English village and the come-uppance of the over-zealous Mountjoy - these witty, perceptive and captivating tales range from fantasy to romance.


Imprint: Puffin Classics
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2003
First published: December 1996
Authors: Washington Irving
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 192
Edition: Reissue
ISBN-13: 978-0-14-036771-3
Barcode: 9780140367713
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction > Classic fiction
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > Classic Fiction
Books > Children's & Educational > Language & literature > English (including English as a school subject) > English literature texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
LSN: 0-14-036771-3

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