The story of Rip Van Winkle, a villager in colonial America who who meets mysterious Dutchmen, imbibes their liquor and falls asleep in the Catskill Mountains in New York and wakes up 20 years later, having missed the American Revolution. Inspired by a conversation on nostalgia with his American expatriate brother-in-law, Washington Irving wrote the story while temporarily living in Birmingham, England.
First published in 1819, this edition’s illustrations are derived from the book published in 1921 with 8 color and over 30 black and white illustrations and page decorations throughout by N. C. Wyeth. As always, this edition is complete and unabridged.
Illustrator(s): N. C. Wyeth
Book Size: 8" x 10"
Font Size: 15pt ISBN: 9781649651792
Paperback - Color Interior: Perfect bound with gloss cover; coated white premium paper.
Washington Irving was a prominent American author and one of the first internationally recognized literary figures in the United States. Born in New York City, he came of age during a tumultuous period in American history, with the American Revolution and the War of 1812 shaping his early years. Learn More