The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving audiobook

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

By Washington Irving
Read by Anthony Heald

Blackstone Publishing, Craig Black
1.28 Hours Unabridged
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In the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town, New York, in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane arrives to educate the children of the region. This lanky schoolmaster from Connecticut fancies the idea of marrying the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, the eighteen-year-old daughter of a wealthy farmer, but there is a problem with his plan. Abraham “Brom Bones” Van Brunt, the town rowdy, has already set his heart on marrying her. This romantic rivalry climaxes one autumn night with the appearance of the legendary Headless Horseman, allegedly the ghost of a Hessian trooper who lost his head to a cannonball during the Revolutionary War. Every night he rides through the woods to the scene of the battle in search of his head. Since this story’s first appearance in 1820, generations of readers, young and old, have thrilled to the Headless Horseman galloping through the haunted woods of Sleepy Hollow. The rollicking tale of Ichabod Crane and his ill-fated courtship of Katrina Van Tassel has become a classic ghost story.

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Summary

Summary

In the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town, New York, in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane arrives to educate the children of the region. This lanky schoolmaster from Connecticut fancies the idea of marrying the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, the eighteen-year-old daughter of a wealthy farmer, but there is a problem with his plan. Abraham “Brom Bones” Van Brunt, the town rowdy, has already set his heart on marrying her.

This romantic rivalry climaxes one autumn night with the appearance of the legendary Headless Horseman, allegedly the ghost of a Hessian trooper who lost his head to a cannonball during the Revolutionary War. Every night he rides through the woods to the scene of the battle in search of his head.

Since this story’s first appearance in 1820, generations of readers, young and old, have thrilled to the Headless Horseman galloping through the haunted woods of Sleepy Hollow. The rollicking tale of Ichabod Crane and his ill-fated courtship of Katrina Van Tassel has become a classic ghost story.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Exceptional talent.” Edgar Allan Poe
“The story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman is still both shivery and funny.” Booklist

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Reviews

by Ash Ryan 9/13/2017
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Revisit this American classic for the first time

If you're like me, you basically know this story from the many retellings of it in various media, but never actually got around to reading the original written by Washington Irving. I finally did, and found it well worth doing. Irving is a fine writer, and puts in many details that make this story much more vivid than in any other version I've heard and bring it to life. It also gives fascinating glimpses into early American life. There is a reason this story has become iconic, and that is because the original drew its characters and their tales so brilliantly, much more so than any of the second-hand (and usually second-rate) versions. Highly recommended!

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Author Bio: Washington Irving

Author Bio: Washington Irving

Washinton Irving (1783–1859), American essayist, novelist, and historian, was born in New York to a wealthy merchant. He studied law, but because of his delicate health, his family sent him on a tour of Europe, where he collected material later used in his stories and essays. The first American author to achieve international fame, his literary career served in many ways to consolidate the cultures of the United States and Europe.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 1.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English