Rip Van Winkle (and The Wife/London Antiques/The Broken Heart)

Rip Van Winkle and The Wife London Antiques The Broken Heart I m not myself I m somebody else that s me yonder no that s somebody else got into my shoesI can t tell what s my name or who I am Touching and comic short stories from the th century American mast

  • Title: Rip Van Winkle (and The Wife/London Antiques/The Broken Heart)
  • Author: Washington Irving
  • ISBN: 9780241250341
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Paperback
  • I m not myself I m somebody else that s me yonder no that s somebody else got into my shoesI can t tell what s my name, or who I am Touching and comic short stories from the 19th century American master of the genre.One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946 Each book gives readers I m not myself I m somebody else that s me yonder no that s somebody else got into my shoesI can t tell what s my name, or who I am Touching and comic short stories from the 19th century American master of the genre.One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946 Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

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

    2. This book of four short stories left me cold. There is no grip, no hook. They begin, they end, that's it. The only story that aroused any kind of pleasure was the title story that brought back school memories.

    3. Rip Van Winkle is the absolute dream of a man who doesn't want to do anything but be lazy and still be loved. His wife, not even given a name, wants him to work and take care of his family. This justified wish is represented as a "tyranny" of the wife and the "poor" Rip Van Winkle and his "poor" dog Wolf go through so much "torment" from the "nagging" of the wife that Rip Van Winkle "has to" escape to the forest because he is so "afraid" of the "beastly" wife.Now I'm not just focusing on one par [...]

    4. This is one of my required readings and I can tell openly that Rip Van Winkle can be "meek" all he wants but if I were his wife I wouldn't be able to put up with him too. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. He is loved by the neigbours and children and dogs because he helps them as best as he could but when it comes to work and maintain a livelihood for the house. He is hanging out with his dog in the woods or with his friends at the inn. I think I would like to read more [...]

    5. A curious tale. I can see how it is important in US literature, his author being the first actual American author, the story revolving around such a relevant moment in the country's history and all. It still bothered me so much how they portraited Rip's wife. I'd be pissed too if I had married a lazy ass who'll do anything except take some part in his family's life, so I can't understand why his wife is demonized in that way when her response is completely rational (I know it was written over tw [...]

    6. What would you do if you met the Strange Men in the mountains?Would you dare to pass the haunted tree in Sleepy Hollow at midnight?Read about what happened to two men alone in these wild haunted places.

    7. Rip Van Winkle is an entertaining adaptation of a folk tale but unfortunately the other short stories in the book were simply too boring and uninteresting for me.

    8. An odd contrast between the last two stories: 'women are stronger than you think and can face hardship and cope and come out stronger' followed by 'women are feeble, pathetic things who frequently die of broken hearts'. I'm conflicted about the titular story; RVW is introduced as the henpecked husband of a shrew, but we then discover that he's a lazy sod who'd rather go fishing or walk the dog or sleep off a night's drinking for twenty years than work the land that feeds his family, though he's [...]

    9. This one did not agree so well. The penguin little black book does not only contain the story of Rip Van Winkle, bit three other stories.While the title story is good enough, the others are not, with a tad bit too much sense of romanticism in them.

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