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Arc Legend Of Sleepy Hollow & Other Stories (Arc Classics)

by Washington Irving
Arcturus Publishing

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Pub Date: 2020
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.00 x 5.00 inches

ISBN: 9781838573768
TB Code: 2212228
Availability: 1793 in stock

Set in 1790, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow tells the tale of superstitious schoolmaster Ichabod Crane who seeks the hand of Katrina, but finds he has a rival for her affections in the form of Brom Bones Van Brunt who likes to play tricks on him. Turned down by Katrina, 'heavy-hearted and crestfallen' he rides through the autumn night where he encounters a headless horseman in a classic American ghost story that is often referenced today.

It's a companion piece to Rip Van Winkle, which you'll also find here among many other great short stories from Washington Irving, who was a good friend of Charles Dickens and perhaps the first America author to earn a living from writing. Interestingly, Irving was the man who first popularized the name 'Gotham' for New York City and he also invented the flying sequence for Santa Claus's sleigh.