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Rip Van Winkle


Washington Irving was a well-known American author who wrote a number of stories about the newly-independent United States.  One of Irving’s  more famous short stories, “Rip Van Winkle,” appears in  his 1819 collection of tales called The Sketch Book.  “Rip Van Winkle” concerns a character, Rip Van Winkle, who drinks some ale, which causes him to fall asleep in the woods of New York state for twenty years.  He awakens to a changed world.



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Irving, Washington (Subject)
  • Rip Van Winkle (Title)



Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PS121 .Y64
  • PS2050 - PS2088



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Bowden, Mary. Washington Irving. 1981.  
    • Call Number: PS2088 .B66
  • Hedges, William. Washington Irving: An American Study, 1802-1832.  1980.
    • Call Number: PS2088 .H4 1980   
  • Irving, Washington. Complete Tales of Washington Irving. 1998.
    • Call Number: PS2050 1998
  • Irving, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. 1968.
    • Call Number: PS2068 .A1 1968
  • Irving, Washington. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.1968. 
    • Call Number: PS2066 .A1 1968
  • Young, Philip. American Fiction, American Myth. 2000.
    • Call Number: PS121 .Y64  2000



Reference Materials


  • Critical Survey of Short Fiction.Call Number: REF PN3321 .C7 2001
    • Vol. 3, pgs. 1270-1271
  • Literature and Its Times. Call Number: REF PN50 .L574 1997
    • Vol. 1, pgs. 330-336
  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series. Call Number: REF PN3326 .M27 2004
    • Vol. 6, pgs. 3420-3423
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism.Call Number: REF PN761 .N5
    • Vol. 2, pgs. 366-368, 376-392
    • Vol. 19, pgs. 327-350
    • Vol. 95, pgs. 227-250, 265, 283, 286, 300
  • Short Stories for Students. –  Call Number: REF PN3330 .S386
    • Vol. 16, pgs. 225-252
  • Short Story Criticism. –  Call Number: REF PN3321 .S5
    • Vol. 2, pgs. 239-264
    • Vol. 37, pgs. 273-280
    • Vol. 104, pgs. 242-261, 273-317, 327, 346-350, 379-384



Electronic Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale


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