• Dans cette vallée reculée qu'est Sleepy Hollow, quiétude et silence semblent maîtres des lieux. Pas assez, cependant, pour faire oublier les superstitions et légendes qui s'y propagent : la contrée serait en effet ensorcelée, condamnant ses habitants à une existence somnambulique et sous l'influence d'un inquiétant Cavalier sans tête. C'est lui que l'instituteur Ichabod Crane, de passage dans la région, va, un soir, trouver sur son chemin...

  • Des rivages de Manhattan aux côtes de Long Island, la rumeur va bon train : et si la région regorgeait de trésors ? Enfouis par le capitaine Kidd et ses pirates à la fin du XVIIe siècle, ils attendent leur inventeur, avec le diable en embuscade. Quatrième et dernière partie des Contes d´un voyageur (1824), « Les déterreurs de trésors » met en scène, au fil de cinq récits enchâssés, les aventures burlesques de personnages en quête d´improbables richesses. Loin des pieuses légendes sur les ancêtres puritains, ce contre-récit des origines de New York nous fait remonter à la protohistoire du capitalisme en Amérique.
    Édition de Thomas Constantinesco et Bruno Monfort

  • De Alhambra is een echte combinatie van stijlen, omdat het boek beschrijvingen, mythen en verhalen over historische gebeurtenissen combineert. Washington beschrijft onder andere de verwoesting van enkele torens van het Alhambra-paleis door de Fransen in 1812, evenals de schade waaraan het paleis werd blootgesteld tijdens een aardbeving in 1821.

    De Alhambra wordt ook het 'Spaanse schetsboek' van Washington genoemd en bevat een verzameling essays, literaire schetsen en verhalen, waaronder "The Three Beautiful Princesses" en "The Rose of the Alhambra".

    De Alhambra vormt bovendien de basis voor niets minder dan een zeer beroemde opera. Een van de grote Russische schrijvers, Alexander Poesjkin, baseerde zijn werk The Tale of The Golden Cockerel uit 1834 op twee hoofdstukken van de Tales of the Alhambra. Het werk van Pushkin vormde de basis voor Rimsky-Korsakovs veelgeprezen opera "The Golden Cockerel".

    De Alhambra inspireerde ook een Spaanse film met dezelfde naam uit 1950, en een geanimeerde miniserie van de Spaanse animatiefabrikant Pedro Alonso Pablo.

  • Tales of the Alhambra is een echte combinatie van stijlen, omdat het boek beschrijvingen, mythen en verhalen over historische gebeurtenissen combineert. Washington beschrijft onder andere de verwoesting van enkele torens van het Alhambra-paleis door de Fransen in 1812, evenals de schade waaraan het paleis werd blootgesteld tijdens een aardbeving in 1821.

    Tales of the Alhambra wordt ook het 'Spaanse schetsboek' van Washington genoemd en bevat een verzameling essays, literaire schetsen en verhalen, waaronder "The Three Beautiful Princesses" en "The Rose of the Alhambra".

    Tales of the Alhambra vormt bovendien de basis voor niets minder dan een zeer beroemde opera. Een van de grote Russische schrijvers, Alexander Poesjkin, baseerde zijn werk The Tale of The Golden Cockerel uit 1834 op twee hoofdstukken van de Tales of the Alhambra. Het werk van Pushkin vormde de basis voor Rimsky-Korsakovs veelgeprezen opera "The Golden Cockerel".

    Tales of the Alhambra inspireerde ook een Spaanse film met dezelfde naam uit 1950, en een geanimeerde miniserie van de Spaanse animatiefabrikant Pedro Alonso Pablo.

  • The town of Sleepy Hollow is told to be haunted by a headless huntsman. Ichabod Crane, a lanky, superstitious schoolmaster in the little town competes for the hand of young Katrina Van Tassel. But the morning after the Van Tassel's harvest party, someone has disappeared... Among the countless adaptions of Irving's gothic Halloween classic, Disney's animated "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad" stands out, as well as Tim Burton's 1999 "Sleepy Hollow" starring Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci.

  • "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story by Washington Irving contained in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., written while he was living in Birmingham, and first published in 1820. With Irving's companion piece "Rip Van Winkle", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is among the earliest examples of American fiction still read today.

  • Touching upon the legends surrounding the infamous captain William Kid, Washington Irving's short story deals in feats of adventures, pirates, and buried treasure. The tempestuous life of William Kid and his return "laden with booty" gives vent to the rise of treasure-seekers, chasing wild rumours. Superstition, devilry, and magic intertwine in this short story that forms the backbone of American folklore tales about pirates and hidden, stolen goods. But do not hasten to grab the shovel - the aforesaid treasure is often guarded by the Devil himself.

  • "Rip Van Winkle" is a short story by Washington Irving about a man who drinks some liquor then falls asleep for 20 years amidst the hills. Having missed the American Revolution, Rip Van Winke returns home but finds it completely changed. What he notices is really important, as they possess social and political messages that Irving wanted to stress. The independence from the British rule, the first steps into modernity, and the passing of time, all for better or worse, are among these messages that turn "Rip Van Winkle" in one of the finest short stories in American literature. Recommended to fans of the genre and American literature in general.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Versatile as the subject matters of his literary oeuvre, the name of Washington Irving (1783-1859) still echoes in the corridors of the American literary canon. Having earned special status as a man of letters in America and Europe alike, Irving's fame stems primarily from his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". An avid biographer and historian, his influence can be felt within a vast group of American and British authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, E. A. Poe, Charles Dickens, and Sir Walter Scott.

  • "The Devil and Tom Walker" is a short story by Washington Irving, tackling the theme of making a deal with the devil. The greedy and easily-corruptible Tom sells his soul in exchange for power and riches, but soon regrets his foolish, though absolutely irreversible choice. A typical cautionary and moral tale, "The Devil and Tom Walker" is a central story in Irving's fiction, emphasizing the problems of human condition, family issues, and decision making. With its vivid folk and supernatural elements, it is a must-read for short fiction and American literature fans.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Versatile as the subject matters of his literary oeuvre, the name of Washington Irving (1783-1859) still echoes in the corridors of the American literary canon. Having earned special status as a man of letters in America and Europe alike, Irving's fame stems primarily from his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". An avid biographer and historian, his influence can be felt within a vast group of American and British authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, E. A. Poe, Charles Dickens, and Sir Walter Scott.

  • B. J. Harrison Reads The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Nouv.

    When a young teacher decides to come work in a secluded Dutch village, little does he know that his stay there will change his life forever. Set among tales of ghosts and supernatural beings, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story whose setting soon begins to play tricks on the protagonist. The chilling story of the Headless horseman is a perfect reading for Halloween or a dark and stormy night. What is more, Irving's tale inspired many big and small screen adaptations, the most popular one being Tim Burton's movie from 1999. Recommended to readers and fans of supernatural fiction.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Versatile as the subject matters of his literary oeuvre, the name of Washington Irving (1783-1859) still echoes in the corridors of the American literary canon. Having earned special status as a man of letters in America and Europe alike, Irving's fame stems primarily from his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". An avid biographer and historian, his influence can be felt within a vast group of American and British authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, E. A. Poe, Charles Dickens, and Sir Walter Scott.

  • "Il fantasima sposo" è una raccolta di racconti e saggi di Washington Irving ed è uno dei primi libri americani a guadagnarsi un posto di rilievo internazionale. I racconti e i saggi inclusi nella raccolta trattano dell'amata Hudson Valley, e delle tradizioni inglesi viste attraverso gli occhi dell'americano. Saggi di viaggio, reportage e varie descrizioni naturali e culturali fanno di questa collezione un pezzo emblematico per il suo tempo. Tra i racconti inclusi, i più noti sono gli ironici racconti popolari di "La leggenda di Sleepy Hollow" e "Rip Van Winkle", così come l'importante saggio "English Writers on America". Sicuramente un must per gli appassionati e gli studiosi di Irving e della letteratura americana antica.



    Versatile come il soggetto della sua opera letteraria, il nome di Washington Irving (1783-1859) riecheggia ancora nei corridoi del canone letterario americano. Avendo guadagnato uno status speciale come uomo di lettere sia in America che in Europa, la fama di Irving deriva principalmente dai suoi racconti "Rip Van Winkle" e "La leggenda di Sleepy Hollow". Avido biografo e storico, la sua influenza può essere percepita all'interno di un vasto gruppo di autori americani e britannici che comprende Nathaniel Hawthorne, E. A. Poe, Charles Dickens e Sir Walter Scott.

  • The famous Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, served as the major influence for this collection of essays and sketches by Washington Irving. Blending history, myth, and natural descriptions, Irving's book became an indispensable attribute of the city's newsstands and boutique shops. The truthful and picturesque account of the palace, the book is often deemed responsible for the revival of interest in this masonry of old. The pages are saturated with Irving's own personal account during his stay, turning this work into a magical adventure for readers and tourists alike.



    Versatile as the subject matter of his literary oeuvre, the name of Washington Irving still echoes in the corridors of the American literary canon. Having earned special status as a man of letters in America and Europe alike, Irving's fame stems primarily from his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". An avid biographer and historian, his influence can be felt within a vast group of American and British authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, E. A. Poe, Charles Dickens, and Sir Walter Scott.

  • Retrouvez dans une édition illustrée les aventures de Ichabod Crane poursuivi par le cavalier sans tête.

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