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Legend of Sleepy Hollow


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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a short story by Washington Irving contained in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., written while he was living in Birmingham, England, and first published in 1820. The story is set in the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town, New York in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow, around the year 1790. It tells the story of Ichabod Crane, a schoolmaster from Connecticut who is scared away from town by Abraham Brom Bones Van Brunt, his rival in love for the hand of eighteen-year-old Katrina Van Tassel, daughter of Baltus Van Tassel and a fifth-generation Dutch immigrant herself. The legend featured in the story is that of The Headless Horseman, the ghost of a Hessian trooper who lost his head to a cannon-ball during the American Revolutionary War.

Customer Reviews

If you like the classics...

you may enjoy this reading. It is very well done, with good vocal expression, bringing this story to life. Just one file contains the entire story.

Great Reading

It's a good and fun story that comes alive in the narrator's voice, recommended

I remember . . .

When I was 5 (I'm 13 now), I asked my dad to tell me a story. He told me the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and I loved it, I would ask him again, and again to tell me the story. Now, it is one of my favorite folk tales (that's how I classify it) and is ingrained in my memory. Thank you for sharing this classic with everyone! Kellz

Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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  • Category: Arts
  • Language: English

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