The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Tales

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Tales

by Washington Irving

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Overview

Don’t lose your head!

The Headless Horseman faces off with Ichabod Crane in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," a ghost story of enduring popularity that takes place at the time of the American Revolution. "Rip Van Winkle," another traditional favorite from the same historic period, tells the tale of man who fell asleep for twenty years and found his small town in the Catskill Mountains much changed by the time he awakened. Both are included—along with many other tales—in this classic collection by Washington Irving.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626864672
Publisher: Canterbury Classics
Publication date: 10/13/2015
Series: Word Cloud Classics Series
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 261,608
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 1380L (what's this?)

About the Author

Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Tales 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Stbalbach on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Collection of short stories by Irving. Includes:Rip Van Winkle: Very short story. Based on German stories, so not really original, but it is set in America and was one of the first popular stories by an American author. Some interesting insights on pre and post Revolutionary War viewpoints.The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: By far the best story he wrote. Very enjoyable, good paceing, good mixture of humour and suspense. The movies (Disney 1949 and Tim Burton 2005) don't do it justice. Disney is better than the Burton, which translated it into a cheesy teen-horror flick with the latest CGI and an evil step-mother (although Burtons magical style is worth seeing alone, looks like "Adams Family").The Mutability of Literature: Interesting story about an old library in which old books speak lamenting how they are never read. Touches on issues very relevant today about "information overload" and ideas versus objects. Fascinating given its age how relevant it is today.The Spectre Bridegroom: Great story with a really good twist. Didn't see it coming, really makes your flesh crawl. I won't forget this story.Wolfert Webber: A pirate story. The description of the Inn and the mysterious pirate with his chest are classic, certainly known by Robert Louis Stevenson in Treasure Island it is very similar.
MrsLee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is my favorite in this book, but all the stories are fun to read as a picture of life in early America.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago