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Book Title: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories|
Date of issue: August 1st 2016
ISBN 13: 9781784870294
The author of the book: Washington Irving
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 957 KB
Edition: Random House UK
Read full description of the books The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories:There is a sequestered glen off the east coast of the Hudson, which has long continued under the sway of some witching power; the neighborhood abounds with tales, haunted spots and twilight superstitions. But as hapless schoolmaster Ichabod Crane will discover, the wildest of all stories in this region of shadows relate to one particularly dreadful specter—the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. Washington Irving's comic horror story is the best known of this collection of more than 30 stories, observations and sketches written on his travels around Britain and America in the 18th century. Also includes 'Rip Van Winkle' and 'Little Britain'.
Read information about the authorWashington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He began his literary career at the age of nineteen by writing newspaper articles under the pseudonym, "Jonathan Oldstyle."
In 1809, he published, The History of New York, under his most well known public persona, Diedrich Knickerbocker.
Irving is best known for his short stories, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle" both of which appear in his book, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. which he published in 1819.
Irving's historical works include a five volume biography of George Washington (for whom he was named after) as well as biographies of Oliver Goldsmith, Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors, and the Alhambra. Irving felt a strong connection to Spain and was appointed by President John Tyler to serve as the first Spanish speaking U.S. minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846.
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