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  • The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayonby Washington Irving

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon is the compilation of 34 short stories and essays by Washington Irving. It includes some of his most famous stories, such as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle , and was one of the first works of American fiction to become popular in Britain and Europe. The tone of the stories varies widely, and they are... more...

  • The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.by Washington Irving; Susan Manning

    Oxford University Press, UK 1996; US$ 8.99

    In The Sketch-Book Washington Irving explores the uneasy relationship of an American writer to English literary traditions. He sketches a series of encounters with the cultural shrines of the parent nation, and in two brilliant experiments with tales transplanted from Europe creates the first classic American short stories, `Rip Van Winkle' and... more...

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollowby Washington Irving

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    In a secluded Dutch settlement in New York, two men vie for the hand of a wealthy farmer's daughter. Ichabod Crane, the superstitious schoolmaster is one of those men. One night, when walking home from the farmer's house, Ichabod is chased by the Headless Horseman, who "rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head".... more...

  • Knickerbocker's History of New Yorkby Washington Irving

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Today, author Washington Irving is best remembered for the iconic tales "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle." However, Irving also produced a number of well-regarded works of history and biography. This brilliant volume combines fact and fiction, offering a satirical -- and often imagined -- history of New York from... more...

  • The Calendar and Other Versesby Irving Sidney Dix

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    Over the course of his varied career, American poet Irving Sidney Dix served in a number of roles, including soldier, stenographer and newspaper editor. This breadth of experience gave Dix insight into the everyday lives of working men and women, a perspective that resonates throughout the stirring poems collected in The Calender and Other Verses,... more...

  • The Comet and Other Versesby Irving Sidney Dix

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    Pennsylvania-born poet and journalist Irving Sidney Dix published a number of collections over the course of his literary career. The volume The Comet and Other Verses highlights Dix's ability to plumb the depths of everyday experiences and find profound meaning. Fans of traditional verse will appreciate these well-wrought poems. more...

  • A Book of Remarkable Criminalsby H. B. Irving

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Are you fascinated by the nefarious figures in history who have opted to walk a darker path in life? Armchair criminologists will take devilish delight in this gruesome collection of true-crime tales. The volume brings together concise biographies of depraved, delusional, and just plain evil louts, ne'er-do-wells and murderers, along with gripping... more...

  • The Cartels Jungleby Irving E. Cox

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In most ideally conceived Utopias the world as it exists is depicted as a mushrooming horror of maladjustment, cruelty and crime. In this startlingly original short novel that basic premise is granted, but only to pave the way for an approach to Utopia over a highway of the mind so daringly unusual that you'll forget completely that you're... more...

  • Love Storyby Irving E. Cox

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 1.99

    On one level, this witty short story describes a future in which traditional gender roles are reversed and men have quite literally become enslaved to the capricious whims of their female masters. On another level, "Love Story" can be read as a satirical indictment of the increasing materialism that took hold of middle-class America in the... more...

  • Adolescents Onlyby Irving E. Cox

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    This classic sci-fi tale is sure to send chills up your spine, especially if you're under the age of 20. One night, an unusual object lights up the sky, and soon afterwards, a local high school teacher begins noticing that the town's teenagers are behaving oddly. Could there be a connection between the two events? more...