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Washington Irving wrote the tale called Rip Van Winkle.
Rip van Winkle (1866), a play by Dion Boucicault (and Joseph Jefferson, uncredited). For the source and more detailed information concerning this subject, click on the …related links section (Answers.com) indicated below.
Rip Van Winkle is a short story by the American author Washington Irving published in 1819.
Washington Irving . Washington Irving wrote the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Washington Irving in 1820.
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'Rip Van Winkle' was a short story written by Washington Irving.
Both stories pose the question of the American identity and what it is to be a true American; however, each plot takes on a totally different approach to doing this. While… â??The Legend of Sleepy Hollowâ?? pursues the complexity of religious ideologies in early colonial America, â??Rip Van Winkleâ?? uses a hyperbole of a man who sleeps as British and awakens after the American Revolution as an American. Although he is in the exact same place at the time he wakes as he was at the time he fell asleep, his nationality had changed. Washington cleverly pursues the philosophical question of what it is that makes us what we truly are.
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The story of Rip Van Winkle is set in the years before and after the American Revolutionary War. Rip Van Winkle, a villager of Dutch descent, lives in a nice village at the f…oot of New York's Catskill Mountains. An amiable man whose home and farm suffer from his lazy neglect, he is loved by all but his wife. One autumn day he escapes his nagging wife by wandering up the mountains. There he encounters strangely dressed men, rumored to be the ghosts of Henry Hudson's crew, who are playing nine-pins. After drinking some of their liquor, he settles down under a shady tree and falls asleep. He wakes and returns to his village, where he finds twenty years have passed. He finds out that his wife has died and that his close friends have died in a war or gone somewhere else. He immediately gets into trouble when he proclaims himself a loyal subject of King George III, not knowing that the American Revolution has taken place. An old local recognizes him, however, and Rip's now grown daughter takes him in. Rip resumes his habitual idleness, and his tale is solemnly believed by the old Dutch settlers, with certain hen-pecked husbands wishing they shared Rip's good luck. Taken from Wikipedia
They are both written by Washington Irving but are two totally different stories. In Rip Van Winkle, the main character falls asleep for twenty years. The Legend of Sleepy Hol…low, the protagonist is a lowly school master, Ichabod Crane, who falls in love with the daughter of the wealthiest man in the county. He disappears after being chased by the headless horseman.
Rip van Winkle was not really a novel - rather it was a short story (which fits with the category where this question was asked). "Rip Van Winkle" is a short story by the Amer…ican author Washington Irving published in 1819.