The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

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“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” tells the story of Ichabod Crane, sent to investigate the mystery of the headless horseman. The story is set in 1790 in the countryside around the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town (historical Tarrytown, New York), in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow.


Author Washington Irving
Country United States
Series The Sketch Book
Genre Gothic horror
Published in The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
Publication date 1820


This little treasure was simply delightful! Quite honestly, I didn’t expect to enjoy it quite so much. I’ve seen the various movie adaptations over the years and figured there wasn’t really anything more to be gained by reading this short story. I was wrong – the eloquence of the written word brought the legend up to a whole other level for me.

By Candi (goodreads) on OCT 12, 2016


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