THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN RIDES TONIGHT...WHO WILL BE HIS NEXT VICTIM? Discover the secrets of Sleepy Hollow and the legendary Headless Horseman. Investigate the town's twisted residents and witness their unfortunate fates at the hands of the ghostly Hessian! Use your object-hunting skills to unravel the story of famous characters like Ichabod Crane and his beloved Katrina.
A headless horseman haunts Sleepy Hollow! At least that’s the legend in the tiny village of Tarrytown. But scary stories won’t stop the town’s new schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, from crossing the hollow, especially when the beautiful Katrina lives on the other side.
The original American ghost story North of New York City lies Sleepy Hollow, a secluded glen rumored to be the home of countless phantoms and specters. Chief among them is the Headless Horseman, the ghost of a Hessian soldier whose head was removed by a stray cannonball in the Revolutionary War. He rides across the glen each night and disappears in a flash of fire and brimstone at the bridge near the Old Dutch Burial Ground. Ichabod Crane, a superstitious schoolteacher who recently arrived from Connecticut, wants to marry Katrina Van Tassel, the only child of a wealthy farmer. The locals spook him with story after story about the ghosts of Sleepy Hollow. Late one night, he spies a menacing figure at a crossroads. Worse yet, the man’s head appears to be on his saddle. Crane has only one chance to survive—he has to make it to the bridge before it’s too late. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story by American author Washington Irving, contained in his collection of 34 essays and short stories entitled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Written while Irving was living abroad in Birmingham, England, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was first published in 1820. Along with Irving's companion piece "Rip Van Winkle", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is among the earliest examples of American fiction with enduring popularity.
How is this book unique? Illustrations includedOriginal & Unabridged EditionOne of the best books to readClassic historical fiction booksExtremely well formatted"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story of speculative fiction by American author Washington Irving, contained in his collection of 34 essays and short stories entitled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Written while Irving was living abroad in Birmingham, England, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was first published in 1820. Along with Irving's companion piece "Rip Van Winkle", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is among the earliest examples of American fiction with enduring popularity, especially during the Halloween season.
In a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane, an extremely superstitious schoolmaster from Connecticut, competes with Abraham Van Brunt, for the hand of 18-year-old Katrina Van Tassel. As Crane leaves a party he attended at the Van Tassel home on an autumn night, he is pursued by the Headless Horseman. The Headless Horseman, is said to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper who had his head shot off by a stray cannonball, and "rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head", though the story implies that the Horseman was really Brom in disguise.
Beautifully printed and slipcased, this elegantly produced collection of three classic Irving masterpieces captures the magic of folktales and makes the perfect gift for the holiday season. All three of these time-honored Washington Irving tales first appeared in his best-selling The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. in 1819. The high-spirited tales Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow present memorable folk characters that have become part of America’s literary lexicon, while Old Christmas preserves the nostalgia, warmth, and joy of Merrie Olde English Christmas traditions.Each of the three hardcover cloth-bound books, adorned with ribbon markers and slipcased into a handsome set, are beautifully illustrated with original paintings and drawings: Rip Van Winkle (N.C. Wyeth); The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Arthur Rackham); and Old Christmas (Randolph Caldecott).
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