ISBN 9780007920662,Legend Of Sleepy Hollow And Other Storie

Legend Of Sleepy Hollow And Other Storie


Harper Collins



Harper Collins

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9780007920662

ISBN-10 0007920660


Number of Pages 368 Pages
Language (English)


When Ichabod Crane took up the job of a schoolmaster in Sleepy Hollow, he got something he never bargained for. The glen is said to be haunted, by spectres and ghosts most macabre, and the most terrifying of them is the legend of a Headless Horseman, a Hessian trooper who had his head shot off by a stray cannonball during some forgotten battle. Ichabod Crane brushes it off as speculative thinking, and settles in the village, hoping to win the hand of the beautiful 18-year-old Katrina Van Tassel. Bones, the local hero, contests for Katrina's hand as well, and plays a series of pranks on the schoolmaster. When Ichabod fails to win Katrina's affections, he rides home, his heart heavy that his future is still in question, for it would have been set in fortune by marrying the beautiful heiress. However, he has not long to worry, for soon he passes through some of the haunted locations, and remembers the stories he heard at a local feast. Ichabod finds that he's not riding alone, and a strange cloaked rider rides alongside him. And he is headless! Can Ichabod survive this horrific encounter with the Hessian trooper? Or is he fated to lose his head to the Headless Horseman? Discover the horror of this story and more in this collection of stories by Washington Irving! About Washington Irving Washington Irving was an American writer, novelist, historian, biographer, and diplomat. He is also remembered for Rip Van Winkle, Tales of a Traveller, and Tales of the Alhambra. Irving also wrote under the pseudonyms of Launcelot Langstaff, Will Wizard, Jonathan Oldstyle, Geoffrey Crayon, Fray Antonio Agapida, and Diedrich Knickerbocker. He has also written: The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, Mahomet and His Successors and Salmagundi.