Washington Irving

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Writer on Headless Horseman

Born:

New York, NY

Died:

11/28/1859

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  • Biography
  • American lawyer, diplomat, and writer most famous for his short stories Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Though he also wrote several biographies and numerous travel books, Irving is today considered the father of the American short story.

    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    New York, NY

  • Trivia & Quotes
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    • Irving: A woman's whole life is a history of the affections.

    • Irving: Happiness is reflective, like the light of heaven.

    • Irving: Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.

    • Irving: A father may turn his back on his child but a mother's love endures through all.

    • Irving: Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.

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