Washington Irving

The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

originally published:


The title page of the first edition, image courtesy of Biblioctopus.


  • Johnson Highspot of American Literature(1819)
  • Library of Congress 88 Books That Shaped America(1820)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 4/3/1783
died: 11/28/1859
born as: Washington Irving

Writer called the "first American man of letters." He is best known for the short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle." - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature