The Legend of
Sleepy Hollow

by Washington Irving


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a gothic story by American author Washington Irving, contained in his collection of 34 essays and short stories titled 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 1819. 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 Halloween because of a character known as the Headless Horseman believed to be a Hessian soldier who was decapitated by a cannonball in battle. In 1949, the second film adaptation was produced by Walt Disney as one of two segments in the package film The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.
Excerpted from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on Wikipedia.

person AuthorWashington Irving
language CountryUnited States
api GenreGhost storiesShort storiesFantasy
copyright CopyrightPublic domain worldwide.
camera_alt Book cover"The Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane"
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