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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Headless Horsemen Were Staples Of Northern European Storytelling, Featuring In German, Irish E.g Dullahan , Scandinavian E.g The Wild Hunt And English Legends And Were Included In Robert Burns S Tam O Shanter 1790 , And Burger S Der Wilde Jager, Translated As The Wild Huntsman 1796 Usually Viewed As Omens Of Ill Fortune For Those Who Chose To Disregard Their Apparitions, These Specters Found Their Victims In Proud, Scheming Persons And Characters With Hubris And Arrogance The Chief Part Of The Stories, However, Turned Upon The Favorite Specter Of Sleepy Hollow, The Headless Horseman, Who Had Been Heard Several Times Of Late, Patrolling The Country And, It Was Said, Tethered His Horse Nightly Among The Graves In The Churchyard The Story Was Immediately Matched By A Thrice Marvelous Adventure Of Brom Bones, Who Made Light Of The Galloping Hessian As An Arrant Jockey He Affirmed That On Returning One Night From The Neighboring Village Of Sing Sing, He Had Been Overtaken By This Midnight Trooper That He Had Offered To Race With Him For A Bowl Of Punch And Should Have Won It Too, For Daredevil Beat The Goblin Horse All Hollow, But Just As They Came To The Church Bridge, The Hessian Bolted, And Vanished In A Flash Of Fire All These Tales, Told In That Drowsy Undertone With Which Men Talk In The Dark, The Countenances Of The Listeners Only Now And Then Receiving A Casual Gleam From The Glare Of A Pipe, Sank Deep In The Mind Of Ichabod.

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  • Paperback
  • 108 pages
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Washington Irving
  • English
  • 15 June 2017
  • 0809594080

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About the Author: Washington Irving

Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century He began his literary career at the age of nineteen by writing newspaper articles under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle In 1809, he published The History of New York under his most well known public persona, Diedrich Knickerbocker Irving is best known for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century He began his literary career at the age of nineteen by writing newspaper articles under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle In 1809, he published The History of New York under his most well known public persona, Diedrich Knickerbocker Irving 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., which he published in 1819 Irving s historical works include a five volume biography of George Washington after whom he was named as well as biographies of Oliver Goldsmith, Muhammad, and several histories of 15th century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors, and the Alhambra Irving felt a strong connection to Spain and was appointed by President John Tyler to serve as the first Spanish speaking U.S minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846

10 thoughts on “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

  1. says:

    Such heavy description, but still a good Halloween classic

  2. says:

    Pull up a chair and have seat Do you want a drink Please, I insist I ve been drinking for hours As you can see, I have a fire going in the fireplace, to ward off the chill of a winter you can already sense around the corner It is dark outside the window The nights come fast as the days shorten The wind is howling That is the wind right Its shriek sounds almost alive, almost human Here, have another drink Scoot closer to the fire I want to tell you a terrifying story The 2016 elect Pull up a chair and have seat Do you want a drink Please, I insist I ve been drinking for hours As you can see, I have a fire going in the fireplace, to ward off the chill of a winter you can already sense around the corner It is dark outside the window The nights come fast as the days shorten The wind is howling That is the wind right Its shriek sounds almost alive, almost human Here, have another drink Scoot closer to the fire I want to tell you a terrifying story The 2016 election cycle Wake up Are you okay You lost consciousness and fel...

  3. says:

    This little treasure was simply delightful Quite honestly, I didn t expect to enjoy it quite so much I ve seen the various movie adaptations over the years and figured there wasn t really anythingto be gained by reading this short story I was wrong the eloquence of the written word brought the legend up to a whole other level for me Everyone is probably familiar with the tale of the Headless Horseman and the little valley of Sleepy Hollow, situated near the small town of Tarry Town, This little treasure was simply delightful Quite honestly, I didn t expect to enjoy it quite so much I ve seen the various movie adaptations over the years and figured there wasn t really anythingto be gained by reading this short story I was wrong the eloquence of the written word brought the legend up to a whole other level for me Everyone is probably familiar with the tale of the Headless Horseman and the little valley of Sleepy Hollow, situated near the small town of Tarry Town, New York The descriptions of the countryside were remarkably vivid and...

  4. says:

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the old school classic read in catching up on classics for October 2016 I read an illustrated version of the Washington Irving s tale, which I finished in under an hour, and for which I rate three stars I was familiar with the story of the Headless Horseman, especially as it has been used in Harry Potter in the form of the ghost Nearly Headless Nick Consequently, I was looking for an action pack...

  5. says:

    Fun read and a great way to kick off my month of Halloween reads I know the story, watched countless movie versions of the story, but never actually read the book Still didn t.I listed to this one via audio A fun read, but I wantedgothic, creepy ness I wantedHeadless Horseman The audio narration was wonderful The narrator s voice had an edge of spookiness to it a very good thing ...

  6. says:

    I thought this story and I were Meant To Be.A few days before reading this, I read and reviewed Washington Irving s other famous story, Rip Van Winkle, and really enjoyed it And then I read The Fold, which has this exchange between a high school student and his teacher in the first few pages Ichabod Crane isn t really the hero of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Explain He s, like, the British You told us that when you said we couldn t just watch the TV show to learn the story You said th I thought this story and I were Meant To Be.A few days before reading this, I read and reviewed Washington Irving s other famous story, Rip Van Winkle, and really enjoyed it And then I read The Fold, which has this exchange between a high school student and his teacher in the first few pages Ichabod Crane isn t really the hero of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Explain He s, like, the British You told us that when you said we couldn t just watch the TV show to learn the story You said that sometimes the bad guy is right there in front of us And I really love symbolism, so I was all set to love t...

  7. says:

    I spent a few weeks every summer in the Catskill Mountains at a resort with my godparents, parents and grandparents I used to walk around the forest, searching for the headless horsemen The cottages we always stayed in were either Rip Van Winkle or Legend of Sleepy Hollow Such good memories on the place and this book Even before the movie, it launched my t...

  8. says:

    Ichabod Crane goes for a wild ride.Washington Irving first published The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in 1820 Besides being an iconic story and a fine example of early American literature, this is also a revealing historic illustration of life in the Dutch portions of early nineteenth century New York We get to spend some time with t...

  9. says:

    Though I ve seen the movie versions countless times and listened to Bing Crosby croon about Brom Bones every Halloween for decades, this was my first time reading the story and it was MAGICAL I really enjoyed Irving s style His descriptions paint joyful pictures without being too wordy or grandiose The passages about Icabod s boundless appetite and his lust for Katrina s hugetracts of land are priceless.Reading this story has given me a new appreciation for Irving My goals now are 1 Read Though I ve seen the movie versions countless times and listened to Bing Crosby croon about Brom Bones every Halloween for decades, this was my first time reading the story and it was MAGICAL I really enjoyed Irving s style His descrip...

  10. says:

    I have to say that re reading this as an adult is a much different andwonderful experience than as a snot nosed kid of 15 I was able to appreciate the nuances much , enjoying just how established Mr Crane could be as a realistic and sympathetic character, even if he was slightly foolish.In other words, he felt real, I felt invested, and as any lover of horror knows, we must also feel superior to our victims before their inevitable and somewhat moralistic demise by supernatural or nef I have to say that re reading this as an adult is a much different andwonderful experience than as a snot nosed kid of 15 I was able to appreciate the nuances much , enjoying just how established Mr Crane could be as a realistic and sympathetic character, even if he was...

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