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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories In The Sketch Book , Irving explores the uneasy relationship of an American writer to English literary traditions In two sketches, he experiments with tales transplanted from Europe, thereby creating the first classic American short stories, Rip Van Winkle, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Based on Irving s final revision of his most popular work, this new edition includes comprehensive explanatory notes of The Sketch Book s sources for the modern reader


About the Author: Washington Irving

Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century He began his literary career at the age of nineteen by writing newspaper articles under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle In 1809, he published The History of New York under his most popular public persona, Diedrich Knickerbocker Irving is best known for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., which he published in 1819 Irving s historical works include a five volume biography of George Washington after whom he was named as well as biographies of Oliver Goldsmith, Muhammad, and several histories of 15th century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors, and the Alhambra Irving felt a strong connection to Spain and was appointed by President John Tyler to serve as the first Spanish speaking U.S minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846.



10 thoughts on “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

  1. says:

    Prose writers are voluminous and unwieldy their pages crowded with commonplaces, and their thoughts expanded into tediousness. I am a child of Sleepy Hollow, New York, and I have lived in Irving s shadow almost as long as I can remember.Every Halloween, this town is inundated with tourists, who come to wander around the lovely old cemetery where the legend is set, and where Irving himself is buried Behind my house is wher


  2. says:

    This is a collection of 34 short stories and essays They include the famous stories Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow This collection is officially known as The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent and comes from Washington Irving s pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon The anthology starts with the author Geoffrey Crayon, Gent introducing himself then proceeds to tell various stories These works include lots of different themes


  3. says:

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Other Macabre Tales is a collection of short stories by Washington Irving I liked some stories better than others, but overall I m giving the book 4 stars The review that follows is only for the short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 4 T here is a little valley, or rather lap of land, among high hills, which is one of the quietest places in the whole world A small brook glides th


  4. says:

    When I was about 14 years old I went to the first slumber party of my life at a school friends It was Halloween and the large living room was greatly decorated which was gloriously exotic to me since Halloween, back then, was hardly known in Germany I only remember one movie from that night it was Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp I remember lying on the carpet in front of the couch no idea why we didn t sit or lie on the couch but whatever , cov


  5. says:

    Halloween classic Irving was a bit of a windy fellow, but I enjoyed the stories nonetheless.


  6. says:

    I was a victim of marketing with this book If it had been The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent the original title on the cover I almost certainly would have passed it by However, I could not miss out on the book holding Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, two stories whose fame outstrips that of their author by a few miles at least in Britain THIS REVIEW HAS BEEN CURTAILED IN PROTEST AT GOODREADS CENSORSHIP POLICYSee the complete review here


  7. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of stories I didn t love The Devil and Tom Walker, but all the others were spooky fun that I really enjoyed reading the source material of


  8. says:

    3.5 For once I actually prefer the movie over the book Don t get me wrong, the language is very lush and evocative, but the constant narration and lack of dialogue was a little hard to get behind Also, Book Ichabod is such a douchelord I much prefer Johnny Depp Ichabod.I ll includethoughts in my Ominous October wrap up video.


  9. says:

    The reason I read this book was for the title, THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW For that story, I give a full five stars the prose, imagery, and even the ending which gives you pause causing you to second guess what might otherwise seem to be the obvious conclusion.As for the other tales, many I remembered reading years before, but there were some that were completely new to me However good those may have been, individually, nothing stands out quite as much as SLEEPY HOLLOW.Recommen


  10. says:

    Ugh to the ugh, this was wretched I know that I m not a fan of classics for the most part I don t enjoy the writing style but I thought this would be a perfect Spookathon and Halloween time read I was so epically wrong I read Sleepy Hollow which I was most excited for and 23 fo the 27 pages was pure drool fest boring backstory and 4 pages 4 stinking pages were the actual covered bridge headless horseman spook and even those were so far from spooky I wanted it to be so muchthan wh Ugh


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