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Author Information: Washington Irving

 
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Washington Irving was born in New York City on April 3, 1783. He is generally acknowledged to be the first American man of letters. He is perhaps best known for the short stories 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow', in which Ichabold Crane meets the headless horseman, and 'Rip Van Winkle', about a man who sleeps for 20 years. Irving died on November 28, 1859.

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