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Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories Study Guide

by Washington Irving

The Rip Van Winkle study guide contains a biography of author Washington Irving, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis of his major short stories including Rip Van Winkle.

Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories is a collection of stories and sketches written by the fictional Geoffrey Crayon, a gentleman with a great interest in history and culture. He spends a long time traveling in Europe, especially in rural England, and most of the sketches deal with these travels. Crayon’s fondness for history and old customs leads him to many of the most rural areas of England, where these customs still flourish. He also enjoys hunting for antiquities in London and stumbles upon many relics of times past.

A few of the sketches deal with stories that Crayon hears on his travels. For example, in the legend of the dead bridegroom, a Bavarian nobleman is betrothed to a German woman he has never met and is killed on his way to their…

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what are some examples of Rip Van Winkle being an American Romanticism story

such as a hate for the city, wanting individual freedom, a distrust in women, beauty of nature, supernatural, and nostalgia

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