Washington Irving's tales of romance, travel, biographical discourse, and literary musing introduced such classic fictional figures as Rip Van Winkle, Ichabod Crane, and the Headless Horsemen of Sleepy Hollow.
A sage, storyteller, and wit, Irving earned his preeminence in early American literature with these masterpieces in miniature.
- "Rip Van Winkle" read by Elliott Gould
- "Legend of the Rose of the Alhambra" read by Eleanor Mondale
- "The Devil and Tom Walker and Rural Life in England" read by Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
- "The Pride of the Village" read by Jamie Farr
- "The Widow and Her Son" read by Susan Anspach
- "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" read by Efrem Zimbalist Jr.