THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW ( Harrap illustrated Classics ) ebook
by Washington Irving
The actual "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is only 24 pages long After hearing a discussion of Washington Irving's classic on the Diane Rehm Show earlier this week, I decided to re-read it in honor of Halloween.
The actual "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is only 24 pages long. The tale itself is very interesting and the descriptions are so delightful to read. Those are 24 pages very easy to enjoy and as I read the story I kept running images of the Disney cartoon version of sleepy hollow in my mind. After hearing a discussion of Washington Irving's classic on the Diane Rehm Show earlier this week, I decided to re-read it in honor of Halloween. After all, it is relatively short and wouldn't require a commitment of an excessive amount of time, so it was something I could easily accomplish before the spooks and goblins descended on Halloween night.
Washington Irving was born in 1783 in New York City. In addition to writing fiction, Irving studied law, worked for his family's business in England, and wrote essays for periodicals. Some of his most famous tales, including Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, were first published under the pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon. He spent years working on a historical book at his home in Tarrytown, NY, including a biography of George Washington, whom he met as a boy. Dr. Arthur Pober has spent more than 20 years in the fields of early childhood and gifted education.
This classic American short story tells us about a schoolteacher named Ichabod Crane. Today's story is called "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. It is about something strange that happened long ago in a valley called "Sleepy Hollow". It was written by Washington Irving
This classic American short story tells us about a schoolteacher named Ichabod Crane. He falls in love with a beautiful young woman,Katrina Van Tassel. But there is a problem, the heroic young man Brom Van Brunt. It was written by Washington Irving. The story is told by Doug Johnson. There are many stories told about the quiet valley.
The achievement of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is in its near-perfect atmospherics. What Disney also got right was distilling Irving's story down to the the good stuff. Irving delivers Sleepy Hollow in all its rustic glory: the sweep of her fields; the wend of her roads; the beliefs of her people. Irving just spends too long describing the countryside, Ichabod and his avarice and questionable habits, the coquettish Katrina and her family farm (Ichabod wants to wed Katrina, but mostly because she's beautiful, she's rich, and she's got huge. tracts of land), and Brom Bones and his jealousy. All of these descriptions were nicely done, but didn't hold my interest like I had hoped.
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Home Washington Irving The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Though manyyears have elapsed since I trod the drowsy shades of Sleepy Hollow, yetI question whether I should not still find the same trees and the samefamilies vegetating in its sheltered bosom
Home Washington Irving The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The legend of sleepy ho. .The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, . Though manyyears have elapsed since I trod the drowsy shades of Sleepy Hollow, yetI question whether I should not still find the same trees and the samefamilies vegetating in its sheltered bosom. In this by-place of nature there abode, in a remote period of Americanhistory, that is to say, some thirty years since, a worthy wight of thename of Ichabod Crane, who sojourned, or, as he expressed it, "tarried,"in Sleepy Hollow, for the purpose of instructing the children of thevicinity.
Legend of Sleepy Hollow adapted & illustrated. Find unlimited quantities of all Great Illustrated Classics. Author: Washington Irving. ISBN-13: 978-1-60340-064-0. UPC: 007 0. Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches. Reading Level: Grade 3-8. Publisher: Baronet Books.
by Washington Irving. Published in 1819, Rip Van Winkle was joined in Irvings book of short stories by The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a fictional short story rife with mystery and supernatural phenomena that involves a headless horseman chasing Ichabod Crane out of the town of Sleepy Hollow. The surreal, eerie nature of this short story is a clear forerunner to some of Edgar Allan Poes most famous work.