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by Washington Irving

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What do the war and the death of Rip's wife have in common in terms of how Rip will live the rest of his life? Washington Irving's Rip van Winkle

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After Rip van Winkle's return from the Catskill Mountains and his twenty-year sleep, he finds his life much altered:  His termagant wife, Dame van Winkle, has died as has the former life he knew as a subject of King George III of England.  With the end of his marriage and the end of Colonial America, van Winkle is relieved about the first situation--

Whenever her name was mentioned, however,...

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