As this is a location-based series of character sketches, there are a number of individual plots. Plot summary [ edit ]. As this is a series of character sketches, the most effective way currently to describe this book is to list the contents. Volume I [ edit ]. The Author. The Hall. The Busy Man. Family Servants. The Widow. The Lovers. Family Reliques. An Old Soldier. The Widow's Retinue. Ready Money Jack. Story Telling. The Stout Gentleman. Forest Trees. A Literary Antiquary.
The Farm-House. Mark's Eve. Fortune Telling. The Library. The Student of Salamanca. Volume II [ edit ]. English Country Gentleman. A Bachelor's Confessions. English Gravity. May-Day Customs. Village Worthies. The Schoolmaster.
People/Characters: Squire Bracebridge
The School. A Village Politician. The Rookery. The Manuscript. Annette Delarbre.
Popular Superstitions. The Culprit. Family Misfortunes. Lovers' Troubles. The Historian. The Haunted House. Dolph Heyliger. The Storm-Ship. The Wedding. The Author's Farewell. Release details [ edit ]. Van Winkle. Pub date May 21, , Hardback in 2 volumes — original edition. While American copies have the name C.
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