Rip van Winkle is an American Short story. This story is based on local history and European legend and myth. The author wrote it in one night in June of eighteen-eighteen. Irving wrote this story after spending the whole day with his relatives.
Washington Irving’s story Rip Van Winkle was positioned in the 1700’s previous to the revolutionary war. The story is based on a man named Rip Van Winkle. Rip Van Winkle lives in a small village at the bottom of some mountains called the Kaatskills Mountains. Those mountains were once a part of the Appalachian’s. He lives with his wife Dame Van Winkle, two kids and a dog named Wolf. He lives west of the Hudson River, where he can see the mountains