Rip Van Winkle is a short story, published in 1819, about a man who falls asleep inside a cave, and wakes up twenty years later. The plot of the story is actually very short. Rip Van Winkle is a lazy man with a nagging wife. He goes on a walk to escape from her one day, and then ends up drinking with some ghosts or something that get him drunk. This makes him sleep in the cave, waking up years later.
The story, however, is very long for how small the plot is. It is written in typical 19th century style, with long sentences and very little action. I believe that this story, is at least a little more interesting than The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Almost everyone is required to read Rip Van Winkle at some point in their lives. All I can say about it is that it could be worse.