Rip Van Winkle (Classics Illustrated S)

Rip Van Winkle Classics Illustrated S Washington Irving s masterpiece has entranced readers for over years and though many artists have illustrated this classic none has so perfectly captured the mysterious adventures of Rip and the

  • Title: Rip Van Winkle (Classics Illustrated S)
  • Author: Washington Irving Jeffrey Busch
  • ISBN: 9780425122587
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Paperback
  • Washington Irving s masterpiece has entranced readers for over 165 years, and though many artists have illustrated this classic, none has so perfectly captured the mysterious adventures of Rip and the boisterous crew of Dutchmen as the great American artist N C Wyeth In ten richly colored paintings and twenty six vivid line drawings, Wyeth brilliantly recreated the worlWashington Irving s masterpiece has entranced readers for over 165 years, and though many artists have illustrated this classic, none has so perfectly captured the mysterious adventures of Rip and the boisterous crew of Dutchmen as the great American artist N C Wyeth In ten richly colored paintings and twenty six vivid line drawings, Wyeth brilliantly recreated the world of eighteent century life in the Catskill Mountains.Join henpecked farmer Rip Van Winkle as he escapes to the hills for a day of hunting There he meets a strange dwarf and later a group of men playing ninepins But when Rip drinks from their keg a few times, he falls into a deep sleep and wakes to find his beard full grown and white, his wife gone, his daughter grown and married, and the whole country changed by the Revolution.First published in 1921 and long unavailable, here is one of the bestloved American stories as illustrated by one of the most distinguished artists of our time.

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    1. "Rip Van Winkle" is considered by some critics to be one of the finest early American short stories. Almost everyone knows the basic story, but I'd guess not all that many people have actually read Washington Irving's original story. **Warning: if you're one of those vanishingly rare people who's not familiar with this story, there are major spoilers after the next picture below.** I was inspired by Karly's review to read it for myself. It took a little digging to find the full original version [...]

    2. Book Review4 of 5 stars to Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving. In Washington Irving’s short story “Rip Van Winkle,” Rip’s wife Dame constantly nags her husband because all he ever does is sleep, put off his chores, and play with his dog Woof. The other women in the village are tolerable to him only because Rip doesn’t have to listen to their hassling all day long. He isn’t married to any of them but Dame. Irving's satire is a humorous attempt to display wives as barbaric slave-drive [...]

    3. An entertaining short story by Washington Irving, this was a pleasure to read! I am dating myself here, but as a child we had a record player in our living room, and I was the proud owner of an LP titled “Rip Van Winkle”. I would sit with my little sister and listen in pure bliss to this classic tale over and over again. The narration and the sounds effects had something of a dream-like feel to it. Lazy, ‘hen-pecked’ Rip being constantly berated by his wife, the surreal echo of his name [...]

    4. Rip Van Winkle is one of those stories we seem to recollect from childhood but perhaps are not sure exactly how. It feels like a traditional folk tale; as though its origins have been lost in antiquity. Indeed the name “Rip Van Winkle” now seems synonymous with the idea of someone going to sleep, meeting up in his dreams with fairy folk, and waking to discover that many years had passed in the interim. Yet the idea of the story is present in many cultures.The short story Rip Van Winkle was i [...]

    5. Oh Magoo, you've done it again! I read Rip Van Winkle when I was a kid at some point in time, and yet I remembered it best from the Mr. Magoo animated version. I couldn't find that old nearsighted thespian's take on the Irving classic, but here's his rendition on Frankenstein. Bloody masterpiece! youtube/watch?v=nWlDZPerhaps basing your knowledge of literature on a super-condensed, 20 minute version of a novel hundreds of pages long isn't a sound idea, but in the case of the quite short Rip Van [...]

    6. i, is for Irving3 StarsWhen I was a child I always thought the story of Rip Van Winkle was harmless; some guy gets really tired and falls asleep on a mountain only to wake up 20 years later, the end. That’s not entirely accurate. This is a story about a man who is so busy doing everything for everyone else that he doesn’t have time for repairing or maintaining his own home. He’s always busy. Doing stuff. And he has an evil wife who is always nagging him to do bothersome things; like come h [...]

    7. Rip Van Winkle lived in a village of Dutch colonists at the foot of the Catskills, described as the fairy mountains, when New York was a colony of Great Britain. Rip was a kind neighbor, and a friend to all the villagers. But he was also a hen-pecked husband who avoided doing any work around his farm. One day he goes into the mountains for a walk with his dog. He encounters a strange looking man carrying a keg, and Rip helps him carry it into a ravine to a drinking party. After tipping back a fe [...]

    8. ¿Qué puedo decir de Rip Van Winkle? Creo que este cuento corto pero efectivo de Washington Irving es sencillamente una alegoría sobre la valoración del tiempo. Creo que su mensaje fue claro: disfrutemos lo que tenemos, sea bueno o regular, no nos quejemos y aunque a veces la vida nos torne las cosas un tanto difíciles, tengamos en cuenta que es lo que nos tocó, más allá de que la vida misma es elección.Rip tenía una esposa mandona, gritona y que lo tenía bajo el tormento, pero cuando [...]

    9. Rip Van Winkle, however, was one of those happy mortals, of foolish, well-oiled dispositions, who take the world easy, eat white bread or brown, whichever can be got with least thought or trouble, and would rather starve on a penny than work for a pound. If left to himself, he would have whistled life away, in perfect contentment . . . It's good that ole Rip was a happy-go-lucky sort, because the knowledge that he passed out on a mountainside, and woke twenty years later might have killed a more [...]

    10. Wonderfully vivid tale of a man who loses 20 years of his life overnight in the Catskill Mountains. Irving is a delightful narrator, who employs some irony and humor along with his powerful sense of place, to enthrall his reader.I had, of course, read this long ago in my youth. I found it was a bit different than I had remembered and well worth taking the time to read again.

    11. Poor Rip Van Winkle!Is this the only way to escape your nagging wife? sleeping for twenty years?!! I know you didn't mean to, you just wanted to take one day off and it lasted for a very long time!!I think Rip represents America, and his wife represents Britain! When he finally woke up, Britain (Dame Van Winkle) was defeated (dead!!) and America (Rip) was finally independent!It's a very cool image, isn't it?! The representation of the idea of getting free is truly impressive!But, you know, it ju [...]

    12. The feminist in me really hated this story. I wonder if everything I ever remembered about this short was from actually reading it, or because it's a New York folk-tale. I thought - oh yes, this is the very fun story about the guy who falls asleep and when he wakes up his beard is long! But really, it's the story of a lazy ass man named Rip who is unhappy because his wife is mean (because he's so freaking lazy the family has actually lost a considerable amount of wealth because he can't seem to [...]

    13. Rip Van Winkle was a chronically lazy asshole.This concludes today's edition of "Ellen Gail bitches about boring, sexist classics."

    14. A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.2.5I read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow last year, and I quite disliked it, and now that I finally had to read Rip Van Winkle for university, I've got to say, even though I did like it a bit better than The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, I still couldn't get into this story. The writing style was quite dull, and the characters were forgettable. I liked the idea of this story, but I didn't [...]

    15. Qué divertido y qué edición más curiosa y bonita.Un cuento que merece la pena ser leído, entre las nuevas oportunidades y los cambios en la vidaentremontonesdelibros

    16. Rip Van Winkle is a short story by 19th century American author, Washington Irving. What I like best about this story that, though it can be taken as a children's story, it is actually a complex satire that Irving is best known for (actuallynd of like Gulliver's Travels, now that I think about it).Rip Van Winkle is an British colonist living in American before the Revolutionary war. He ends up drinking some magic liquor and wakes to find the world he knows completely different. Rip is lazy as ca [...]

    17. The short story opens with a beautiful description of the Catskill Mountains (which Irving never saw in person), at the foot of which is the village where the Rip Van Winkle lives during the late 1760s/ 1770s (while the area is still a colony of Great Britain under the rule of King George III.) Rip Van Winkle is a ‘‘simple, goodnatured fellow'' with a faithful dog Wolf, a son, a daughter, and a domineering wife. Rip is a favorite of the village community, and a group of men at the local tave [...]

    18. This is quite an emotional read. I cannot imagine waking up in the state that Rip wakes up in. This packs a punch and delivers a heartbreaking plot, conflict, climax and resolution. Great read! xo, Rach

    19. Last night at supper we were talking about the various kinds of fey characters of human folklore, and the Spouse said Rip had spent his twenty years (relative) among hairy gnomes. I didn't remember that at all, so it seemed I'd have to read the story again. At thirty years remove from the original reading, all I could recall was the simplest plot: that Rip drinks among the fey, comes back to town 20 years later.I'm glad I re-read it, because there's much more to the Irving telling. Kind of horri [...]

    20. 3,5 actually - fun to read, Rip is such a lazy ass, he slept for 20 years in order to escape from his wife. Nice children's story, loved descriptions, works well as some kind of a cautionary, kinda fairy tale.I couldn't help myself and hated that he cost his family so much money, and still blamed his wife for being nagging, boring, annoying person who stood in a way of his laziness.

    21. A very interesting story indeed, I'm sure for adults and children a like. There's a reason that this book has been so popular, even to this day. So, if you haven't given it a shot by now, then it's definitely time. It won't take up too much of your time and even the time it does take it'll definitely be worth it.

    22. It was good, but not very much actually happened. And I felt like it ended in the middle, but I did enjoy the story and it was funny sometimes.

    23. when I first read this story-which was a long time ago- i thought it was harmless, funny story. A guy who everyone loves because he helps them in everything. But his wife was a little evil, so he ran away from her and slept in the mountain. When woke up it was over 20 years.See? Harmless.But then when I read it again, I realized it wasn't as harmless as I once thought it was. Rip Van was a lazy man. But he liked to help others because they would praise him. So busy in that he didn't had time for [...]

    24. This was an interesting story, and I got excited at the part when Rip woke up and was wandering through his neighborhood after 20 long years. The writing was embellished with details, which I liked, but overall this short story for school was likable.

    25. متاسفانه از این داستان چندان خوشم نیومد. با اینکه در زمان خودش صددرصد خیلی خوب بوده، اما به نظرم واقعا سطح متوسطی داشت.

    26. Rip: I’ve been asleep for 20 years. What did I miss?People: Well there was this whole big revolution and we have a new government now-Rip: Ehh, don’t really care. People: Also your wife is dead. Rip: Rip: Aw hell yeah.

    27. Washington Irving re-told folk stories of the Dutch settlers and descendants of New Amsterdam/New York. The story tells of a strange still-New World. In this story there are no small creatures of the Earth. Instead of mythological proportions, the story is of ancestral proportions, about ghosts, about unhappy spirts, and time bending--all or some of this. Rip Van Ripple goes a day's walk/hunt, meets some strange fellows in strange clothes and acting in strange ways. When Rip gets back to his New [...]

    28. Washington Irving is known to be one of the “inventors of the modern short story,” incorporating elements of the “personal essay and fiction.” The short story, “Rip Van Winkle,” begins with a man who is completely fascinated with the world around him. He is also a town favorite—“…a favorite among all the good wives of the village,” and “…the children of the village, too, [who] would shout with joy whenever he approached.” Even so, Rip van Winkle’s wife resented him, a [...]

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