The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow (Large Print)

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow (Large Print)

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by Washington Irving

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This classic large print title is printed in 16 point Tiresias font as recommended by the Royal National Institute for the Blind

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Will Moses, the great-grandson of Grandma Moses, has illustrated this American classic with a liveliness that its creator might have appreciated. This conjuring tale is a Halloween must.
Rosemary Marotta

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6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.16(d)
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The Author's Account of Himself

I am of this mind with Homer, that as the snaile that crept out of her shel was turned eftsoones into a Toad, and thereby was forced to make a stoole to sit on; so the traveller that stragleth from his owne country is in a short time transformed into so monstrous a shape that he is faine to alter his mansion with his manners and to live where he can, not where he would.

I was always fond of visiting new scenes and observing strange characters and manners. Even when a mere child I began my travels and made many tours of discovery into foreign parts and unknown regions of my native city; to the frequent alarm of my parents and the emolument of the town cryer. As I grew into boyhood I extended the range of my observations. My holy day afternoons were spent in rambles about the surrounding country. I made myself familiar with all its places famous in history or fable. I knew every spot where a murder or robbery had been committed or a ghost seen. I visited the neighbouring villages and added greatly to my stock of knowledge, by noting their habits and customs, and conversing with their sages and great men. I even journeyed one long summer's day to the summit of the most distant hill, from whence I stretched my eye over many a mile of terra incognita, and was astonished to find how vast a globe I inhabited.

This rambling propensity strengthened with my years. Books of voyages and travels became my passion, and in devouring their contents I neglected the regular exercises of the school. How wistfully would I wander about the pier heads in fine weather, and watch the parting ships, bound to distant climes. With what longing eyes would Igaze after their lessening sails, and waft myself in imagination to the ends of the earth.

Further reading and thinking, though they brought this vague inclination into more reasonable bounds, only served to make it more decided. I visited various parts of my own country, and had I been merely a lover of fine scenery, I should have felt little desire to seek elsewhere its gratification, for on no country have the charms of nature been more prodigally lavished. Her mighty lakes, like oceans of liquid silver; her mountains with their bright aerial tints; her valleys teeming with wild fertility; her tremendous cataracts thundering in their solitudes; her boundless plains waving with spontaneous verdure; her broad deep rivers, rolling in solemn silence to the ocean; her trackless forests, where vegetation puts forth all its magnificence; her skies kindling with the magic of summer clouds and glorious sunshine-no, never need an American look beyond his own country for the sublime and beautiful of natural scenery.

But Europe held forth the charms of storied and poetical association. There were to be seen the masterpieces of art, the refinements of highly cultivated society, the quaint peculiarities of ancient and local custom. My native country was full of youthful promise; Europe was rich in the accumulated treasures of age. Her very ruins told the history of times gone by, and every mouldering stone was a chronicle. I longed to wander over the scenes of renowned achievement-to tread as it were in the footsteps of antiquity-to loiter about the ruined castle-to meditate on the falling tower-to escape in short, from the commonplace realities of the present, and lose myself among the shadowy grandeurs of the past.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 4.4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 38 reviews.
Barry0 More than 1 year ago
Perfect story for Halloween time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this story! Jms
Anonymous 6 months ago
Nice read. Enjoyed it
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I m glade im in a home with parents
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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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To many typos make it hard to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 just doesn't get any better than this! A must-have for any Halloween get-together, or for anyone who just enjoys great literature!
StarcrossedReviews More than 1 year ago
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is one of those classics that I have been wanting to read for quite sometime. Years ago, when the movie version, starring Johnny Depp, was released, I absolutely loved it and fell in love with the story and characters. Well, this is one of those cases of wrongfully watching the movie before reading the book. They were so utterly and completely different. In all honesty, I didn't really like the book. It's really short and there was really no mention of the horseman until about twenty -seven pages in (36 pgs total). It just wasn't for me. I'll stick to Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane, thanks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i sorta already picked aiden
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flew down to his nest. He gulped down a mouse and looked around.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And on Christmas day, will spread a present to several people on the list. He held up holographic tablet with thousands of names.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Im here" he saix speeding into room
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sings 'lego house'