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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
     

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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by Washington Irving
 

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"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story by Washington Irving contained in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., written while he was living in Birmingham, England, and first published in 1820. With Irving's companion piece "Rip Van Winkle", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is among the earliest examples of American fiction still read today. ¿

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"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story by Washington Irving contained in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., written while he was living in Birmingham, England, and first published in 1820. With Irving's companion piece "Rip Van Winkle", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is among the earliest examples of American fiction still read today. ¿ ¿The story is set circa 1790 in the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town, in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow. It tells the story of Ichabod Crane, a sycophantic, lean, lanky, and extremely superstitious schoolmaster from Connecticut, who competes with Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt, the town rowdy, for the hand of 18-year-old Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter and sole child of a wealthy farmer, Baltus Van Tassel. As Crane leaves a party he attended at the Van Tassel home on an autumn night, he is pursued by the Headless Horseman, who is supposedly the ghost of a Hessian trooper who had his head shot off by a stray cannonball during "some nameless battle" of the American Revolutionary War, and who "rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head".

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014534512
Publisher:
Cricket House Books, LLC
Publication date:
04/21/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
45
File size:
1 MB

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Lindsey stirling, shes amazing.
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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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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 8 months ago
It's a tale that never gets old, like so many classic novels and tales it stands the test of time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At school my teacher might read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She watchs everyone from the shadows
Anonymous More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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