Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer, recognized master of brief genre. He was always interested in legends and mysticism, so his legendary stories are devoted to themes of fate, supernatural forces and impossible events. He was one of the first noted American authors to be highly acclaimed in Europe during his life time, and his works became the classical example of English romantic literature. “Rip Van Winkle” is one of his stories.
The action takes place in the years before and after the American Revolutionary War. In a pleasant village lives kindly Rip Van Winkle, a colonial British-American villager of Dutch ancestry. One autumn day Van Winkle wanders up the mountains with his dog and discovers a group of ornately dressed, silent, bearded men who are playing nine-pins. Rip begins to drink some of their moonshine and soon falls asleep. Awake from a dream, he discovers that twenty years have passed…
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