She's worked as an editorial fellow at and an editorial intern at and Her web writing has also been published on Flavorwire.com, Sparknotes.com, and ..The legend of Faust dates back to 16th century Germany, and while Christopher Marlowe's play "The Tragic History of Doctor Faustus" popularized the tale when it came out in 1604, a slew of Faustian works came out in the 19th and 20th centuries, among them "The Devil and Tom Walker."It is perhaps unsurprising that, given its dark subject, "The Devil and Tom Walker" sparked a fair amount of controversy, particularly among the religious population.Still, many consider it one of Irving's finest stories and an exemplary piece of narrative writing. == "undefined") else if (typeof document.webkit Hidden !
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The story quickly introduces the theme of greed by mentioning a treasure buried just outside of Boston by Kidd the pirate.
It is 1727, and the reader is introduced to New Englander Tom Walker—just the kind of man to jump at the prospect of a buried treasure.
"The Devil and Tom Walker" is one of the most famous short stories by American writer Washington Irving, though he's best known for "Rip van Winkle" (1819) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820).
"The Devil and Tom Walker" was first published in 1824 among a collection of short stories called "Tales of a Traveller," which he wrote Geoffrey Crayon, one of his pseudonyms.