Updated: Mar 9, 2020
The story of Rip Van Winkle, published in 1819 by American writer Washington Irving, tells the tale of Rip Van Winkle who lived in the Catskill Mountains. Van Winkle was a
farmer who one day while wandering through the woods was visited by magical dwarves who gave him a drink. After taking a drink Rip Van Winkle fell asleep. He slept for twenty years. When Rip Van Winkle woke up he had a long white beard, his wife was dead, his children grown and the American Revolutionary War was over.