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by Washington Irving

Category: Classics
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Washington Irving
ISBN: 087406757X
ISBN13: 978-0874067576
Language: English
Publisher: Pages Publishing Group (January 1, 1995)
Pages: 77
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Home Washington Irving The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Though manyyears have elapsed since I trod the drowsy shades of Sleepy Hollow, yetI question whether I should not still find the same trees and the samefamilies vegetating in its sheltered bosom

Home Washington Irving The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The legend of sleepy ho. .The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, . Though manyyears have elapsed since I trod the drowsy shades of Sleepy Hollow, yetI question whether I should not still find the same trees and the samefamilies vegetating in its sheltered bosom. In this by-place of nature there abode, in a remote period of Americanhistory, that is to say, some thirty years since, a worthy wight of thename of Ichabod Crane, who sojourned, or, as he expressed it, "tarried,"in Sleepy Hollow, for the purpose of instructing the children of thevicinity.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a gothic story by American author Washington Irving, contained in his collection of 34 essays and short stories entitled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Written while Irving was living abroad in Birmingham, England, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was first published in 1820.

WASHINGTON IRVING Washington Irving, America’s first internationally acclaimed man of letters and the father .

WASHINGTON IRVING Washington Irving, America’s first internationally acclaimed man of letters and the father of the American short story, was born in New York City on April 3, 1783. The glorious heart of this collection of stories within stories, tales within tales, is The Legend of Sleepy Hollow This fable about a gullible schoolteacher who thinks quite highly of himself is also a lesson in the power of the imagination and of the potent influences of storytelling. And so it begins that Ichabod Crane journeys to one of the dreamy, bewitched villages in New York State’s Hudson Valley, adrowsy, enchanted region where even good peopl. re given to all kinds of.

Washington Irving was around when America was still in diapers-you know, back when Europeans made fun of.

Washington Irving was around when America was still in diapers-you know, back when Europeans made fun of the . for having no culture. But then, in 1820, he churned out The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. and his collection of stories and essays smacked those Europeans in the face with comedy. We're going to put on our elbow-padded tweed coats and start by telling you that "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" helped create the American Gothic genre and paved the way for big wigs like Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville. Okay, tweed off, Shmoop t-shirt back on. This story makes us laugh.

Near Sleepy Hollow is a village called Tarry Town. It was settled many years ago by people from Holland. Soon stories about Sleepy Hollow were told. The most feared story was about the rider looking for his lost head. One farmer told how he raced the headless man on a horse. The village had a small school.

With his beloved Gothic tales, Washington Irving is said to have created the genre of the short story in America. Though Irving crafted many of the most memorable characters in fiction, from Rip Van Winkle to Ichabod Crane, his gifts were not confined to the short story alone

With his beloved Gothic tales, Washington Irving is said to have created the genre of the short story in America. Though Irving crafted many of the most memorable characters in fiction, from Rip Van Winkle to Ichabod Crane, his gifts were not confined to the short story alone. He was also a master of satire, essay, travelogue, and folktale, as evidenced in this classic collection. Short Stories Classics Fiction.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Irving, Washington (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) – Essayist and historian, born in New York, son of William I. who had emigrated from Scotland. He was in his youth delicate, and his education was somewhat desultory, but his father had a fine library, of which he had the run, and he was an omnivorous reader. He did not, however, prosecute law, but joined his brothers in business as a sleeping partner, while he devoted himself to literature

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Sage, storyteller, and wit, Washington Irving created such staples of American fiction as the stories Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Sage, storyteller, and wit, Washington Irving created such staples of American fiction as the stories Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. He earned his preeminence in early American literature with the masterpieces in miniature collected here: dozens of stories.

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Comments to eBook The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
GAZANIK
The actual "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is only 24 pages long. The tale itself is very interesting and the descriptions are so delightful to read. Those are 24 pages very easy to enjoy and as I read the story I kept running images of the Disney cartoon version of sleepy hollow in my mind. However, the font is a little small for my taste. This book has 13 different tales written by Washington Irving. They are very tasteful Halloween tales that I would recommend, since they aren't gory.
Kegal
I have some of the works by Washington Irving on my kindle, but I still like the sensory enjoyment of holding a nice book that can be handed down to one of my sons. I didn't care to read any of Irving's work as a young teen, but I certainly have grown to appreciate his works as an adult. Every fall, I go outside, light a fire in my Chimnea, light the tiki torches and read "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by the light of my kindle and the firelight around me. Irving's descriptions of the fall harvests seem to come alive in such an environment and transports me back you a very young America, where superstitions ran high in the fire lights of those long-ago days. His gentle humor woven within the so-called ghost story gives it the dreamy quality he discusses within the very work itself. I have also read his work about his stay in England. Again, his prose if filled with descriptions of the places he stay and the reader can easily visualize his surroundings. This winter I hope to read (indoors) more of his works. Of course, there will be a fire in the fireplace.
Simple
After hearing a discussion of Washington Irving's classic on the Diane Rehm Show earlier this week, I decided to re-read it in honor of Halloween. After all, it is relatively short and wouldn't require a commitment of an excessive amount of time, so it was something I could easily accomplish before the spooks and goblins descended on Halloween night.

It had been many long years since I first became acquainted with the story of Ichabod Crane and his encounter with the Headless Horseman. It was in elementary school, which, I suppose, is where many people meet him. (I don't know - do they still teach Irving in elementary school? For that matter, do they still teach literature in elementary school?) I remember being fascinated by the story then, especially by the wonderful language of Irving. On re-reading it, I found that it holds up quite well. It is still a great tale.

The story itself has now been retold so often and in so many ways - through movies, television, plays, music, even opera - that it is thoroughly ingrained in the cultural memory. Even those who have never read the story know it.

Irving wrote of Ichabod Crane, the lanky and lean and excessively superstitious schoolmaster from Connecticut who had come to the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town in New York to teach. Specifically, he lived and taught in the secluded glen which had earned the name Sleepy Hollow because of the "listless repose of the place, and the peculiar character of its inhabitants...A drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere."

Dreamy the place may have been but it was also renowned for its ghosts and the many superstitions of hauntings that pervaded the imagination of the residents. And it was to this hotbed of belief in supernatural beings and events that the very jittery Ichabod had come.

Ichabod became obsessed with the idea of wooing and winning the hand of Katrina, the 18-year-old daughter of a local wealthy farmer. But he had a rival for Katrina's affections in Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt, a local hero and merry prankster.

One night Ichabod attends a party at Katrina's family's home and, as he leaves, he engages Katrina in conversation but she rejects him. Morose and dejected, he sets out on the trail to the home where he is presently being quartered, but, on the way, he encounters many terrors and, finally, the ultimate terror - the Headless Horseman himself.

Ichabod presses the broken down plow horse on which he is riding into a reckless ride for his life but the Headless Horseman keeps pace with him until they finally come to a bridge next to the Old Dutch Burying Ground where the Horseman supposedly would vanish according to the tales that were told. But to Ichabod's horror, the ghostly apparition clambers up the bridge and rears his horse and hurls his severed head at the terrified pedagogue.

The next morning, Ichabod has disappeared. His horse is found near his owner's gate. The saddle is found trampled. And near the bridge where Ichabod and the ghost were last seen lies a shattered pumpkin.

Brom Bones, who "looks exceedingly knowing whenever the story of Ichabod was related," later married Katrina and, in a post note, we learn that Ichabod has turned up in another community where he studed law and become a lawyer.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was one of the earliest American tales to gain enduring popularity. It follows a tradition of folk tales involving supernatural wild chases, a tradition which includes such well-known classics as Robert Burns' Tam o' Shanter. Irving's tale is a worthy member of that club.
Vudojar
This is a classic, and I bought this as a Christmas gift for my niece, I have read this collection, like 100 times at least, and wanted to pass this on, because let's face it, there's nothing like the classics. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a great story for Halloween, and Washington Irving is a great American Author. His stories about old New York, are so colorful, it's like going back in time. I love the story of the dorkish Ichabod Crane trying to woo and win the lucious Katrina Van Tassle, much to the chagrin of her suitor, Bram Bones. How the terrifying Headless Horseman appears and chases Ichabod through the forest. Hope Samantha likes it!
Delari
Of course, The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow is a classic ghost story and Washington Irving was a great writer for his time. The story delivers on atmosphere, not just with the ghost story but with the feeling of haunting that permeates the town of Tarry Town. This was the first time I had read the story since my childhood and it actually surprised me with the complexity of character, as none of the characters are portrayed as types you would expect from an early 19th century text (i.e., the scholarly hero, etc.) The character of Katrina was, of course, completely portrayed with male chauvinist eyes but that's to be expected for this time period. The story is also a romance but it doesn't end as you would expect it to, which make the story all the more intriguing. I only wish Irving had lengthened the story to make more encounters with the Headless Horseman and fleshed out the interactions of the characters by showing them rather than telling about them.
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