The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)
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There is a sequestered glen off the east coast of the Hudson, which has long continued under the sway of some witching power; the neighborhood abounds with tales, haunted spots and twilight superstitions. But as hapless schoolmaster Ichabod Crane will discover, the wildest of all stories in this region of shadows relate to one particularly dreadful specter—the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. Washington Irving's comic horror story is the best known of this collection of more than 30 stories, observations and sketches written on his travels around Britain and America in the 18th century. Also includes 'Rip Van Winkle' and 'Little Britain'.
About the Author
Washington Irving (1783-1859) trained as lawyer before deciding to pursue a literary career and, with his brother, producing a series of satirical essays and poems, including A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty and Sketch Book. He is also the author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle.
• "Macabre horror, fish-out-of-water humour... A heady gumbo of witchcraft, apocalyptic prophecies and occult rivalries." --Guardian
• "Beautifully composed of dense texture and dark pleasures." --Daily Mirror