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B. J. Harrison Reads The Devil and Tom Walker

B. J. Harrison Reads The Devil and Tom Walker

Author: Washington Irving Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: 01/02/2021

'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.

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B. J. Harrison Reads Rip Van Winkle

B. J. Harrison Reads Rip Van Winkle

Author: Washington Irving Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: 01/02/2021

'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.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Author: Washington Irving Narrator: Joseph Thompson Release Date: 01/12/2020

Do you want to listen to The Legend of Sleepy Hollow? If so then keep reading… Washington Irving's classic, 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' has been making spines tingle since 1820! Irving tapped into a timeless fear: the prospect of a late-night journey shrouded in fog turning suddenly fatal. Our imaginations conjure every conceivable danger, but in one of history's most famous encounters, one Ichabod Crane comes—dare we say it, face to face? —with the 'specter known at all the country firesides,' the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. A classic, distinctively American tale, that evokes additional terror as Halloween comes and goes each year, this is the original, 1820 version, as originally found in Irving's collection of short stories entitled 'The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.' What are you waiting for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is one click away, start listening NOW!

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The Adventure of the German Student

The Adventure of the German Student

Author: Washington Irving Narrator: Tiffany Eve Release Date: 01/11/2020

A stay in Paris should be just the tonic for a distracted and insular German student. But it is the beginning of the French Revolution and the blood-stained guillotine is doing its grisly work every day. So when the student encounters a beautiful, distraught woman in need of comfort on its steps in the dead of night, he doesn't consider this meeting perhaps as strange as he should. The Adventure of the German Student is taken from the Victorian Anthologies series featuring short stories by classic writers of the spooky, the scary and the supernatural. Guaranteed to give you the shivers, each collection includes familiar and loved creepy tales as well as those less well-known. With music by Benedict Edwards.

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Old Christmas

Old Christmas

Author: Washington Irving Narrator: Michael Ward Release Date: 01/11/2020

Washington Irvings collected Christmas tales, telling of the Author and his holiday in a rustic country seat, Surrounded by all the good cheer and tradition the Geogian times can muster. A fine tale for the seasonal period! Narrated by Michael Ward.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Unabridged)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Unabridged)

Author: Washington Irving Narrator: Bryan Godwin Release Date: 01/11/2020

'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' is a gothic story by American author Washington Irving, contained in his collection of 34 essays and short stories entitled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.. Written while Irving was living abroad in Birmingham, England, 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' was first published in 1820. Along with Irving's companion piece 'Rip Van Winkle', 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' is among the earliest examples of American fiction with enduring popularity, especially during Halloween because of a character known as the Headless Horseman believed to be a Hessian soldier who was decapitated by a cannonball in battle. The story is set in 1790 in the countryside around the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town (historical Tarrytown, New York), in a secluded glen known as Sleepy Hollow. Sleepy Hollow is renowned for its ghosts and the haunting atmosphere that pervades the imaginations of its inhabitants and visitors. Some residents say this town was bewitched during the early days of the Dutch settlement, while others claim that the mysterious atmosphere was caused by an old Native American chief, the 'wizard of his tribe ... before the country was discovered by Master Hendrik Hudson.' The most infamous spectre in the Hollow is the Headless Horseman, supposedly the ghost of a Hessian trooper whose head had been shot off by a stray cannonball during 'some nameless battle' of the Revolution, and who 'rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head'.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Author: Washington Irving Narrator: Michael A. Harding Release Date: 01/10/2020

The story is set in 1790 in the countryside around the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town (historical Tarrytown, New York), in a secluded glen known as Sleepy Hollow. Sleepy Hollow is renowned for its ghosts and the haunting atmosphere that pervades the imaginations of its inhabitants and visitors. Some residents say this town was bewitched during the early days of the Dutch settlement, while others claim that the mysterious atmosphere was caused by an old Native American chief, the 'wizard of his tribe ... before the country was discovered by Master Hendrik Hudson.' The most infamous spectre in the Hollow is the Headless Horseman, supposedly the ghost of a Hessian trooper whose head had been shot off by a stray cannonball during 'some nameless battle' of the Revolution, and who 'rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head'. Download your copy now!

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Halloween Horror Collection: Frankenstein, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll an

Halloween Horror Collection: Frankenstein, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll an

This Halloween Horror Collection includes some of the most notable Halloween classics: Frankenstein, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Tell-Tale Heart, and The Canterville Ghost. This audiobook is a great listen for all ages, kids, and adults! Download your copy now!

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Author: Washington Irving Narrator: Madison Neiderhauser Release Date: 01/09/2020

Explore the classic ghost story which gave rise to the infamous Headless Horseman.A popular Halloween tale and an enduring ghost story, legendary author Washington Irving’s book The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a testament to the undying legacy of American literary fiction. Recounting the story of the ill-fated Ichabod Crane and his attempts to win the hand of the wealthy daughter Katrina Van Tassel, Ichabod soon learns first-hand that the countless tales of ghosts haunting the quiet town might not be so fictional after all… Perfect for anyone who wants to discover – or rediscover – the world of timeless early American fiction for themselves, this brilliant rendition makes the ideal way for contemporary readers to experience this 200-year old story in a new medium. With a high-quality narration designed to stir your imagination and evoke the haunting imagery which Irving first imagined all those years ago, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is both a thrilling tale and a memorable addition to the literary classics.

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A Washington Irving Collection of Short Stories

A Washington Irving Collection of Short Stories

Author: Washington Irving Narrator: Michael Ward Release Date: 01/09/2020

A volume of selected stories from Washington Irving's The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Praised by Walter Scott and Lord Byron for its prose, this collection consists of his most famous works, 'Rip Van Winkle' and 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow', as well as the praised short stories 'The Broken Heart' and 'The Widow and her Son'. Narrated by Michael Ward

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Ride of the Headless Horseman

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Ride of the Headless Horseman

Author: Washington Irving Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano And The Icon Players Release Date: 01/09/2020

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' and 'Rip Van Winkle' by Washington Irving,, both appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors, and the Alhambra. Irving served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846. Irving made his literary debut in 1802 with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle, written under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle. After moving to England for the family business in 1815, he achieved international fame with the publication of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. in 1819. He continued to publish regularly—and almost always successfully—throughout his life, and completed a five-volume biography of George Washington just eight months before his death, at age 76, in Tarrytown, New York. Produced by Devin Lawrence Edited by Macc Kay Production executive Avalon Giuliano ICON Intern Eden Giuliano Music By AudioNautix With Their Kind Permission ©2020 Eden Garret Giuliano (P) Eden Garret Giuliano Geoffrey Giuliano is the author of over thirty internationally bestselling biographies, including the London Sunday Times bestseller Blackbird: The Life and Times of Paul McCartney and Dark Horse: The Private Life of George Harrison. He can be heard on the Westwood One Radio Network and has written and produced over seven hundred original spoken-word albums and video documentaries on various aspects of popular culture. He is also a well known movie actor.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Author: Washington Irving Narrator: Bruce Lieberman Release Date: 01/08/2020

'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' is a gothic story by American author Washington Irving, contained in his collection of 34 essays and short stories entitled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.. Written while Irving was living abroad in Birmingham, England, 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' was first published in 1820. 

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