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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

by Washington Irving

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle are classics, and pretty awesome! The rest of this collection is fairly uneven, and not so awesome. Still, it's hard to complain too much about a book that contains two "immortal classics"! ( )
  Stahl-Ricco | Oct 20, 2016 |
I meant to listen to this at Halloween. That didn't work, so I decided to listen to it now as I wanted something short.

Let me start by saying Tom Mison does a brilliant job with the narration. His voice is so smooth and gorgeous to listen to. But that proved to be a double edged sword. It was so smooth and so gorgeous that combined with the expository nature of the first half of the book, he lulled me into zoning out several times during the beginning.

But once we get to Ichabod's departure from van Tassel's farm, everything picks up and I had no trouble paying attention. Superbly written and superbly told. ( )
  murderbydeath | Oct 11, 2016 |
I read the Audible audiobook version that was offered for free. It's heavy on describing the characters and setting, but light on the actual events of the story. The description of an autumn morning was made very pleasant by a drive through the golden morning mists around here, though. ( )
  EllAreBee | Sep 19, 2016 |
I've heard several tellings and re-tellings of this famous story, but reading the original was quite a treat. It's one of those books that I SWEAR I read at some point, but I'm never really sure because I've heard the story so many times, it's just ingrained in my brain. This is a great story! If you haven't read it, it's super short, you should definitely give it a try! ( )
  pennylane78 | Jun 6, 2016 |
Review: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving.

Washington Irving was a great story-teller and this one flowed like a warm autumn breeze. The tale was simple and nod really scary but was delightful in its humor and wit and charming descriptive characters. In the story he created his observations on life and living and left the afterlife for his readers to consider the circumstances of a means to an end.

The setting is in the late eighteen century in a small town in New York called, Sleepy Hollow. The main character is Ichabod Crane who is a school teacher from Connecticut moves to Sleepy Hollow seeking work and ends up being a tutor going home to home to teach. Ichabod has heard of the town’s legend of a “Headless Horseman”, said to be a Hessian soldier who lost his head to a cannon ball in the war and who rides through the woods at night and attacks people but Ichabod leaves the belief to the towns-people.

He has an eighteen-year-old student, Katrina Van Tassel, who comes from a wealthy family that he becomes fascinated with only having visions of marring her for her money. However, Katrina has a boyfriend, Abraham Brut an arrogant egotistic person, nicked-named “Brom Bones” who has other plans for Ichabod. As tension becomes between the two men Ichabod still tries to win Katrina for himself until a breathtaking surprise appears by the town’s legend created as mysterious as it was told.

Even though Ichabod was sent away form the Van Tassel Manor at one time, days later he was invited to a dance at the Manor only to be rejected once again and decides to head home. It is then that he runs across the notorious supernatural figure that the entire county discusses. He meets the Headless Horseman. The tale goes on for the reader but not knowing whether the horseman truly does spirit away the teacher or whether Ichabod flees on his on away from Sleepy Hollow for good is not known. The only thing known was the towns-people found Ichabod’s hat and a shattered pumpkin beside the towns brook on a path that Ichabod would have taken…
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  Juan-banjo | May 31, 2016 |
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Washington Irvingprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arthur RackhamIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fox, Austin McC.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grimly, GrisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heald, AnthonyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rackham, ArthurIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In the bosom of one of those spacious coves which indent the eastern shore of the Hudson, at the broad expansion of the river denominated by the ancient Dutch navigators the Tappan Zee, and where they always prudently shortened sail, and implored the protection of St. Nicholas when they crossed, there lies a small market town or rural port, which by some is called Greensburgh, but which is more generally and properly known by the name of Tarry Town.
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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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A superstitious schoolmaster, in love with a wealthy farmer's daughter, has a terrifying encounter with a headless horseman.

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