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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 superstitious schoolmaster, in love with a wealthy farmer's daughter, has a terrifying encounter with a headless horseman.

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I never had the occasion to read this story but picked it up on Audible a couple months ago. I liked it and am happy that I can now say that I've read (listened) to it. ( )
  amcheri | May 25, 2021 |
Il racconto parte da buone premesse, poi, però, forse complice anche il confronto con la riduzione cinematografica di Tim Burton che sviluppa la storia in maniera molto diversa (e assai più avvincente), non sembra convincere. Finale scipito, che rovina tutta la suspence precedentemente posta, descrizioni interminabili e fini a se stesse, personaggi stereotipati. Delusione. Peccato. ( )
  Carlomascellani73 | Apr 5, 2021 |
I am sorry, but I have to say this book did not spook me in any way. I find it too dense. Good thing I don't know/watch its animated adaptation because I would be tempted to compare the plot and overall vibes of the story. Well, this is for people who like to read classic horror stories. ( )
  DzejnCrvena | Apr 2, 2021 |
Grimly's illustrations pair perfectly with Irving's prose, as both are just slightly fantastical but carry also a sense of gravitas. A more grusome illustrator could have bent the legend in the direction of horror, but Grimly keeps the tone light with his bumbling (but lovable) rendition of Ichabod Crane and his escapades, which keeps the story clealy in the realm of slightly twisted comedy. The images of the Headless Horseman are scary, but readers know by the end of the story that the real culprit behind Ichabod's disappearance is the town bully, who also seeks the hand of the eligible Katrina Von Tussel. ( )
  JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
In a volume with Rip van Winkle and the Spectre Bridegroom. Very seasonally appropriate. ( )
  mullinstreetzoo | Feb 12, 2021 |
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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
Caruso, GiuliaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
D'Accardi, PaolaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fox, Austin McC.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grimly, GrisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heald, AnthonyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rackham, ArthurIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Era una terra amabile di teste
al sonno arrendevoli,
di sogni fluttuanti dinnanzi
alle ciglia abbassate;
di allegri castelli arroccati
nelle nubi fuggevoli,
che senza sosta s'involano
nel cielo d'estate.
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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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A superstitious schoolmaster, in love with a wealthy farmer's daughter, has a terrifying encounter with a headless horseman.

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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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