The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
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The quintessential American writer, Washington Irving emerged as the country's first popular author with such beloved nineteenth-century short stories as "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle." These highly entertaining fiction masterpieces reveal Irving's unique mastery at portraying the landscapes and culture of early America.
This modestly priced edition includes both of these Irving landmarks, as well as other acclaimed short works by the famous essayist, travel writer, biographer, and historian:
* The Spectre Bridegroom
* The Devil and Tom Walker
* The Wife
* Westminster Abbey
* Mountjoy
* Adventure of the Mysterious Stranger
and five other classics.
Filled with satire, pathos, and picturesque observations, these remarkable stories are important foundations of the American literary tradition.
 

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One of the first American writers to gain acclaim in Europe, Washington Irving was also an essayist, a biographer, an historian, and a diplomat. He is best known for having written the short stories “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle,” both of which appeared in the collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Though he is best known for his short stories, Irving’s written works include social and political commentary for the literary magazine Salmagundi, which he helped found, as well as biographies of a number of historical figures including George Washington and the prophet Muhammad. Irving died in 1859 at the age of 76.
 
Published January 15, 1991 by Tor Classics. 50 pages
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Paintings by Grandma Moses's great-grandson make a striking match for Irving's classic story of strange goings-on in a small town in the Hudson Valley. Though greatly condensed, the plot remains intac

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THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW Washington Irving, illus. by Michael Garland. Boyds Mills, $8.95 ISBN 1-56397-605-6. Full-page oil paintings illustrate this unabridged edition of the classic spine-tingler

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Paintings by Grandma Moses's great-grandson make a striking match for the classic story, said PW. Ages 5-up. (Aug.)

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it truly is a series of phenomenal travel .

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Horror News Net

While I think that people who love Washington’s stories will enjoy this one more, I think that it is a classic horror tale that can live on for many years to come.

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Ichabod is still a long way from home when the Headless Horseman bears down on him so what will become of poor Ichabod?

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