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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

by Washington Irving

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Audio- fun and spooky in audio. A short quick clasic ( )
  TheYodamom | Jan 29, 2016 |
Not nearly as creepy as it seemed when I was a kid. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
Not nearly as creepy as it seemed when I was a kid. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
This story has been part of a Halloween tradition in my family for years. I loved reading this as a child, and can't wait to read it to my own children. It's a great short story just spooky enough to qualify it for a Halloween tale, but not scary enough to worry about reading it to smaller children. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
Sleepy Hollow is a tiny Dutch community tucked away in the New York countryside not long after the Revolution. It is in this classic short story we are first introduced to two character who have thoroughly captured our darkest imagination, Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. This story has been told and retold innumerable times, but in it's original form it is nothing more than a ghost story told to frighten young children. Ichabod Crane is the local school teacher, fascinated in equal parts by superstition, food, and one Katrina Von Tassel. One late night, following the Von Tassel's annual Halloween party, a night of good food and frightful stories, a dejected Ichabod Crane rides home at the witching hour. It is here that he meets the subject of so many local legends, the Headless Horseman.

I was sadly disappointed by this short story. Most of the pages were taken up with descriptions of the farmland and arguably one of the most well-known fictional schoolteachers of American literature. The language used was beautiful and the descriptions of the land painted a perfect picture of rural life in the late eighteenth century. However, this classic horror was more than a little short of plot. The action takes place in a few very short pages and sadly did not build up the suspense properly. This is one time when I can honestly say that the filmmaker's imagination has succeeded in many ways where the written word unfortunately could not deliver. ( )
  Mootastic1 | Jan 15, 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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