The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

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THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, GENT.

BY WASHINGTON IRVING

"I have no wife nor children, good or bad, to provide for. A mere spectator of other men's fortunes and adventures, and how they play their parts, which, methinks, are diversely presented unto me, as from a common theatre or scene."

BURTON.

EDITED WITH INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY CHARLES ADDISON DAWSON, PH.D., HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, SYRACUSE, N. Y.

NEW YORK CHARLES E. MERRILL COMPANY

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 1
  • Preface 3
  • Contents 5
  • Introduction 7
  • Preface to the Revised Edition 21
  • The Sketch Book 31
  • The Voyage 35
  • Roscoe 44
  • The Wife 54
  • Rip Van Winkle 65
  • English Writers on America 92
  • Rural Life in England 105
  • The Broken Heart 115
  • The Art of Book-Making 123
  • A Royal Poet 133
  • The Country Church 153
  • The Widow and Her Son 161
  • A Sunday in London 172
  • The Boar's Head Tavern, Eastcheap 175
  • The Mutability of Literature 192
  • Rural Funerals 208
  • The Inn Kitchen 225
  • The Spectre Bridegroom 228
  • Westminster Abbey 250
  • Christmas 266
  • The Stage Coach 274
  • Christmas Eve 284
  • Christmas Day 300
  • The Christmas Dinner 319
  • London Antiques 340
  • Little Britain 349
  • Stratford-On-Avon 371
  • Traits of Indian Character 398
  • Philip of Pokanoket 414
  • John Bull 438
  • The Pride of the Village 454
  • The Angler 467
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 480
  • L'Envoy 527
  • Appendix 531
  • Notes 537
  • Questions and Topics for Study 564
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