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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

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In Irving's great work, The Sketch Book, fictional historian Diedrich Knickerbocker introduces us to Rip van Winkle, the Dutch colonist who slept through the Revolutionary War; Ichabod Crane, the superstitious, social-climbing schoolmaster; and the pumpkin-topped Headless Horseman, ancestor to countless horror film antiheroes. In addition to 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' and 'Rip Van Winkle', The Sketch Book touches on cultural and historical concerns that remain compelling, thanks to Irving's modern outlook and impressive foresight.

This new edition, with an introduction from Elizabeth L. Bradley, demonstrates how inextricably Irving's writings are woven into the fabric of American culture - high and low.

Author: Washington Irving
Publisher: Penguin Group
Published: 09/30/2014
Pages: 400
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.72lbs
Size: 7.70h x 5.10w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9780143107538

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 11
Point Value: 3
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 7115 / Legend of Sleepy Hollow

About the Author
Washington Irving (1783-1859) is generally credited with being the father of the American short story and was the first American writer to achieve international renown.

Elizabeth L. Bradley, the author of Knickerbocker The Myth Behind New York, serves as literary consultant to Historic Hudson Valley, the caretakers of Sunnyside--Irving's Tarrytown, New York, home. She also wrote the introduction and notes for the Penguin Classics edition of Irving's A History of New York.
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