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Irving, Washington

Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” original stories based on European folklore, are well known to readers today. Characters from each, the farmer who naps for twenty years; scrawny schoolmaster Ichabod Crane greedily eyeing the beautiful and wealthy Katrina Van Tassel, and Bron Van Brunt who engineers Crane’s comeuppance have […]


Dickens, Charles

Dickens is considered one of the most popular and great literary geniuses of all time. Author, Ralph Waldo Emerson, after attending one of Dickens’s public readings remarked, “he has too much talent for his genius; it is a fearful locomotive to which he is bound and can never be free from it nor set to rest. […]