The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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Dramatic Publishing, Feb 1, 1994 - 42 pages
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"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is set circa 1790 in the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town, New York, in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow. It tells the story of Ichabod Crane, a lean, lanky, and extremely superstitious schoolmaster from Connecticut, who competes with Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt, the town rowdy, for the hand of 18-year-old Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter and sole child of a wealthy farmer. As Crane leaves a party, he is pursued by the Headless Horseman, who is supposedly the ghost of a Hessian trooper who had his head shot off by a stray cannonball during "some nameless battle" of the American Revolutionary War, and who "rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head."

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User Review  - Taouba Ismail - Goodreads

Ismail Taouba September 19, 2014 English 7-3 The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow Review The book The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow has an interesting plot. This book is about a schoolmaster named Ichabod ... Read full review

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A great little story. I haven't read this since I was probably in grade school or junior high -- a glimpse of a more innocent time. Read full review

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Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American author, short story writer, essayist, poet, travel book writer, biographer, and columnist. He is best known for writing the stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

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