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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington…

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

by Washington Irving

Other authors: Howard G. Baetzhold (Contributor), Sylvester Baxter (Contributor), Daniel Carter Beard (Contributor), Louis J. Budd (Contributor), George Washington Cable (Contributor)15 more, Everett Carter (Contributor), James M. Cox (Contributor), John B. Hoben (Contributor), William Dean Howells (Contributor), David Ketterer (Contributor), Rudyard Kipling (Contributor), Andrew Lang (Contributor), W. E. H. Lecky (Contributor), Kenneth S. Lynn (Contributor), Albert Bigelow Paine (Contributor), Henry Nash Smith (Contributor), William T. Stead (Contributor), Dennis Welland (Contributor), Charles Whibley (Contributor), James D. Williams (Contributor)

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A short but sweet tale of ghosts, jealousy and spurned love. If you are expecting a tale equivalent to the Tim Burton tale, think again. Ichabod is not a likeable character, and this tale is much simpler in nature! A good quick read! ( )
  peelap | Feb 3, 2019 |
I hadn't read this story since high school, and got the Audible version just because it was narrated by Tom Mison. Irving's descriptions of the fall scenery, the food at the banquet, and most of all poor Ichabod are wonderfully and funny. I adore the voice of the 'historian' telling the story. For the most part, this isn't a scary story, but that night ride still gave me chills. Mison's narration is excellent! ( )
  sprainedbrain | Dec 1, 2018 |
I just absolutely loved this jolly, charming, humorous tale. Ichabod Crane is an unforgettable comic character. Irving’s writing is lovely, vivid, delicious. He pokes gentle fun at Ichabod, the old Dutch wives, their ghost stories. He draws a heartwarming, idyllic yet amusing picture of country life, sumptuous food, parties, landscapes, and mostly, superstitions. A great, fun short story.

There is absolutely nothing scary about this. I have no idea why it has that reputation. Yes, there is a Headless Horseman. Sort of. But it is not the point.

I listened on audio then I had to read it, too. How can you not love something that contains this paragraph:

“The pedagogue's mouth watered as he looked upon this sumptuous promise of luxurious winter fare. In his devouring mind's eye, he pictured to himself every roasting-pig running about with a pudding in his belly, and an apple in his mouth; the pigeons were snugly put to bed in a comfortable pie, and tucked in with a coverlet of crust; the geese were swimming in their own gravy; and the ducks pairing cosily in dishes, like snug married couples, with a decent competency of onion sauce. In the porkers he saw carved out the future sleek side of bacon, and juicy relishing ham; not a turkey but he beheld daintily trussed up, with its gizzard under its wing, and, peradventure, a necklace of savory sausages; and even bright chanticleer himself lay sprawling on his back, in a side dish, with uplifted claws, as if craving that quarter which his chivalrous spirit disdained to ask while living.” ( )
  Gezemice | Oct 29, 2018 |
Another nice re-read. Always loved The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow. Would love more stories like this. ( )
  Arkrayder | Jun 7, 2018 |
Fun, classic horror story to tell on those foggy, cold evenings. (But it's not half as scary as books being written today.) ( )
  TheBibliophage | Mar 20, 2018 |
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Washington Irvingprimary authorall editionscalculated
Baetzhold, Howard G.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baxter, SylvesterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beard, Daniel CarterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Budd, Louis J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cable, George WashingtonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carter, EverettContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cox, James M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hoben, John B.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Howells, William DeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ketterer, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kipling, RudyardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lang, AndrewContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lecky, W. E. H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lynn, Kenneth S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Paine, Albert BigelowContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, Henry NashContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stead, William T.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Welland, DennisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Whibley, CharlesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, James D.Contributorsecondary authorall 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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Tom Mison, star of the hit Fox series Sleepy Hollow, narrates the classic Washington Irving short story.
In the secluded Dutch territory of Sleepy Hollow, nebbish schoolmaster Ichabod Crane competes with the town hero for the hand of Katrina Van Tassel, the 18-year-old daughter and sole child of a wealthy farmer. As Crane leaves a party at the Van Tassel's farm one autumn evening, he is pursued by the Headless Horseman, an apparition said to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper snuffed out by a stray cannonball during the Revolutionary War.
One of the most popular pieces of American fiction is Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” originally published in 1820 in Irving’s short story collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Set in New York’s Hudson River valley after the American Revolution, it is rich with Dutch culture, regional history, and ghost stories. In schoolmaster Ichabod Crane and his adversary the Headless Horseman, Irving created two of the most unforgettable characters in American literature.

This short work is part of Applewood’s “American Roots,” series, tactile mementos of American passions by some of America’s most famous writers and thinkers.
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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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