The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow written by Washington Irving

What can one say about this short story, that had not been said before? There is a reason why Washington Irving is so celebrated as one of America’s first celebrated writers. He has a fine grasp of telling a thrilling story in a concise manner.

In this story, the main character, though sympathetic, as a somewhat dislikeable character who charms people so that he might have enough to fill his vorocious appetite, and courts the only daughter of a prosperious farmer with the sole intention of owning that farmer’s property when that worthy gentleman dies. The most remembered section of the book is, of course, when the headless horseman shows up, and the wild chase as Crane tries to run away from him, and all that happened as he reached the bridge. Nobody in the book can say what happened to Incabob Crane. Tales

Nobody in the book can say what happened to Incabob Crane. Tales circulated wildly. But the most widely held belief was that he was spirited away by supernatural means. This is still a good read now, and I strongly recommend it come Halloween. So I would rate this a worth re-reading.

Enjoy it, and let me know what you think of it. And have a happy wordy-nerdy day

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