The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

Author: Washington Irving
Editor: Raintree
ISBN: 1406224979
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A headless horseman haunts Sleepy Hollow! At least that's the legend in the tiny village of Tarrytown. But scary stories won't stop the town's new schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, from crossing through the Hollow, especially when the beautiful Katrina lives on the other side. Will Ichabod win over his beloved or discover that the legend of Sleepy Hollow is actually true?

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

Author: Washington Irving
Editor: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 9780871293466
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"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is set circa 1790 in the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town, New York, in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow. It tells the story of Ichabod Crane, a lean, lanky, and extremely superstitious schoolmaster from Connecticut, who competes with Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt, the town rowdy, for the hand of 18-year-old Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter and sole child of a wealthy farmer. As Crane leaves a party, he is pursued by the Headless Horseman, who is supposedly the ghost of a Hessian trooper who had his head shot off by a stray cannonball during "some nameless battle" of the American Revolutionary War, and who "rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head."

Washington Irving S The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

Author: Christopher Cook
Editor: Author House
ISBN: 9781463499839
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This is the published version of Christopher Cook's celebrated play based on Washington Irving's haunting tale! Available for the first time, this handsomely bound edition of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow presents all the splendor and mystery of Washington Irving's lyrical prose in dramatic form. Beautifully adapted by award-winning playwright, Christopher Cook, this stage version brings to life the eccentric characters and pastoral landscapes of Irving's timeless masterpiece. In the peaceful little hamlet of Sleepy Hollow, all is not as it appears. For behind its genteel facade lies a secret that has long loomed over the bucolic community since the Revolutionary War. The year is 1795. Our story revolves around Christian souls who share cautionary tales of ghosts and goblins, a favorite being that of a Hessian soldier who was beheaded by cannon fire. A stranger's arrival presages unusual events when Ichabod Crane, a journeyman schoolmaster, takes up residence in the quaint village. Fate plays a dark role as his relations with Katrina, heiress apparent to the Van Tassel fortune, disintegrate. Courted by another suitor, the rough-edged Brom Bones, Katrina rebuffs the teacher's advances, opting instead for his formidable rival. Enter the infamous headless horseman, wielding a razor-sharp scythe in one hand and a pumpkin in the other. Galloping wildly through brush and bramble, the goblin tears through the woodlands on a quest of revenge. An unforeseen encounter between Crane and horseman ultimately results in the pedagogue's mysterious disappearance. With a host of Irvian characters as colorful as they are authentic, and a veritable tapestry of words painted in rich images, magic and suspense abound in this tale of dark humor and gothic horror. This play and its subsequent productions is certain to secure Cook's theatrical treatment as a bona fide Halloween classic in the annals of the American stage!

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

Author: Jane B. Mason
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439225106
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A superstitious schoolmaster, in love with a wealthy farmer's daughter, has a terrifying encounter with a headless horseman.

Rip Van Winkle The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow Other Stories

Author: Washington Irving
Editor: Wordsworth Classics
ISBN: 9781840221671
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Rip van Winkle is an amiable man. One autumn day he escapes her nagging to wander up into the mountains, and there after drinking some liquor, he settles down under a shady tree and falls asleep. He wakes up twenty years later and returns to his village to find that not only is his wife dead but war and revolution have changed many things.

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

Author: Timothy Baril
Editor: Timothy Baril
ISBN: 1310078610
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Washington Irving's classic tale remade. This short story features Ichabod Crane as he contends with rakish Abraham Van Brunt for the hand of gorgeous Katrina Van Tassel, ultimately culminating in his encounter with the legendary Headless Horseman! Relive the autumn of 1790 and steep yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of bountiful Sleepy Hollow and its curses. Feel Ichabod's bone-shaking fear as he travels through the haunted forest and comes face to face with his worst nightmare! - - - - - - - Excerpt - - - - - - - Ichabod and the horse were a good match. With a beaming, confident smile and obvious energy, he rode with stirrups too short for him so that his knees came up nearly to the pommel of the saddle. His sharp elbows stuck out like a grasshopper’s legs and whenever the horse was kicked into anything faster than a walk, the arms flapped like a pair of wings. He carried the riding crop upright like a king’s scepter in one hand. His gray wool cap invariably slipped forward onto his long nose and the skirts of his long black coat fluttered out behind him over the horse’s tail. As the pair ventured out onto the road, more than one Sleepy Hollow resident politely hid a snicker behind their hand. - - - - - - - Excerpt - - - - - - - Her name was Katrina Van Tassel. A very beautiful, blooming lass freshly eighteen, she was the only child of Sleepy Hollow’s most successful farmer. Possessed of voluptuous, eye-grabbing curves, she was as ripe, mouth-watering and rosy-cheeked as one of her father’s peaches. She was a flirt, both in her manner and her fashion, which she chose in order to show off the best of her ample charms. She adorned herself only in gold jewelry, heirlooms handed down from her great-great-grandmother. One look at this ravishing beauty was all it took to capture the entirety of a man’s attention and leave him oblivious to every other woman. Once she fluttered her long eyelashes at you, you were absolutely smitten. Only a swift hour passed in her presence, bathing in her charming and delightful personality, left men walking on clouds afterwards, their dreams immeasurably sweeter for a week or more. Men performed great deeds just to win a single smile and every day brought new gifts, or eagerly ran to perform even the slightest service for her. She never needed to open a door for herself, and always found a ready hand to lift her into a carriage or carry even the most trifling bags. Why, Katrina might have made Helen of Troy herself green with envy at having commanded such male attention. - - - - - - - Excerpt - - - - - - - The demon steed lowered his head dangerously and glared. Steam hissed from flaring nostrils. The Headless Horseman pulled sharply on the reins and the stallion reared high. His front hooves lashes at the air while the Horseman whipped a long, shining saber from the scabbard at his waist. Cackling maniacally, even without a mouth to do so, he waved the bare blade wildly in the air. It gleamed wickedly, a deadly shaft of pure, razor-sharp moonlight wielded by a creature of malevolent darkness.

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow And Rip Van Winkle

Author: Washington Irving
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048679735X
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Ichabod Crane faces the terror of the Headless Horseman, and Rip Van Winkle rises from a 20-year sleep to find a world vastly changed in these two delightful classics of American literature.

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow Rip Van Winkle The Spectre Bridegroom Three Fabulous Ghost Stories From The Sketch Book

Author: Washington Irving
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3750467544
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Along with "Rip Van Winkle", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is among the earliest examples of American fiction with enduring popularity, especially because of a character known as the Headless Horseman believed to be a Hessian soldier who was decapitated by a cannonball in battle. "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" relates the tale of Ichabod Crane, a lean, lanky and extremely superstitious schoolmaster from Connecticut, who competes with Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt, the town rowdy, for the hand of 18-year-old Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter and sole child of wealthy farmer Baltus Van Tassel. Ichabod Crane, a Yankee and an outsider, sees marriage to Katrina as a means of procuring Van Tassel's extravagant wealth ...

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

Author: Andrew Arnault
Editor: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 9781583421352
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Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

Author: Washington Irving
Editor: Golden PressAudio
ISBN: 9780307143266
Size: 19,47 MB
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A superstitious schoolmaster, in love with a wealthy farmer's daughter, has a terrifying encounter with a headless horseman.