The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Illustrated)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Illustrated)

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by Washington Irving
     
 

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"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story by American author Washington Irving, contained in his collection of 34 essays and short stories entitled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Written while Irving was living abroad in Birmingham, England, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was first published in 1820. Along with Irving's companion piece "Rip Van

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"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story by American author Washington Irving, contained in his collection of 34 essays and short stories entitled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Written while Irving was living abroad in Birmingham, England, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was first published in 1820. Along with Irving's companion piece "Rip Van Winkle", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is among the earliest examples of American fiction with enduring popularity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781632951625
Publisher:
Flying Fish
Publication date:
07/08/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
489,717
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle", both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors, and the Alhambra. Irving served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846.

He made his literary debut in 1802 with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle, written under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle. After moving to England for the family business in 1815, he achieved international fame with the publication of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. in 1819-20. He continued to publish regularly—and almost always successfully—throughout his life, and completed a five-volume biography of George Washington just eight months before his death, at age 76, in Tarrytown, New York.

Irving, along with James Fenimore Cooper, was among the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe, and Irving encouraged American authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edgar Allan Poe. Irving was also admired by some European writers, including Walter Scott, Lord Byron, Thomas Campbell, Francis Jeffrey, and Charles Dickens.

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Irving was regularly approached by aspiring young authors for advice or endorsement, including Edgar Allan Poe, who sought Irving's comments on "William Wilson" and "The Fall of the House of Usher".

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
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Barry0 More than 1 year ago
Perfect story for Halloween time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this story! Jms
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Shrugged, seeing no threat*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in* Does anyone know who I am?
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I honestly loved this book. It captures the moment and it's like putting that moment in front of you. The only problem was that it was not a chapter book/novel. I was expecting to be reading it for the next few days, however, it's only forty something pages. I still HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow has always been, and always will be, my favorite story. The rich imagery, Irving's incredible writing style, the unforgetable character of Ichabod Crane and the timeless image of him being chased by the Headless Horseman...simply the best!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ever since I was a kid, 'The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow' has been my all-time favorite story. It has stood the test of time and will continue to enthrall readers for generations to come. The image of the Headless Horseman chasing Ichabod Crane through the spooky forests of Sleepy Hollow...it just doesn't get any better than this! A must-have for any Halloween get-together, or for anyone who just enjoys great literature!
Anonymous 7 months ago
-Blake
Anonymous 8 months ago
She watchs everyone from the shadows
Anonymous 8 months ago
I love Lindsey stirling, shes amazing.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Walked in. He had a raven on his shoulder, and a black sword on his back. (In case you are wondering, this character looks and acts like Karl from 'the law of talos' on youtube. However, for the purpose of this rp, he is an ordinary human, rather than the statue that he is in the youtube thing.)
Anonymous 9 months ago
Clomp clomp the gun was geting heavy and her feet where on fire but she had to run the govermen was after her and the north side was in war with her side she jummped behind a bush and crouched waiting this was for her mother and father and 5 year old brother she waited then BAM BAM BAM 2 guys down ... and 2 less governers to kill
Anonymous 9 months ago
He wiped the brow from his face as he scurried up a tree in silence. Luke hugged his knees, and leaned against the tree, slowly exhaling. He gripped his guns, and closed his eyes, daring not to experience this. Too much has happened. This was his home. He didn't want to believe it
Anonymous 9 months ago
She stepped out of the barren forest but quickly stepped back in after hearing foot steps. She climbed the tree carfully and waited at the top...
Anonymous 9 months ago
The 18-year-old girl crept through the wasteland that she used to call her home. It had been burnt down by a hoard of Statists when she was 16, two years ago, when the government had become this bad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice read. Enjoyed it
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