The legend of Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving, 1783-1859

Book - 1990

Illustrations by Arthur Rackham accompany this retelling of Irving's classic tale of a headless horseman.

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Published
New York : Books of Wonder c1990.
Language
English
Physical Description
105 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
ISBN
0688052762
Main Author
Washington Irving, 1783-1859 (-)
Other Authors
Arthur Rackham, 1867-1939 (illustrator)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A retelling of Washington Irving's classic tale about the superstitious schoolmaster, in love with a wealthy farmer's daughter, who has a terrifying encounter with a headless horseman

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Illustrations by Arthur Rackham accompany this retelling of Irving's classic tale of a headless horseman.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Washington Irvings The Legend of Sleepy Hollow first appeared in 1819. In the generations that have followed, this tall tale of Ichabod Crane's terrifying yet hilarious encounter with the Headless Horseman has become so popular that it has passed into American folklore.In 1928, a new edition of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was issued, featuring enchanting paintings and drawings by world-renowned illustrator Arthur Rackharn. To this day, many consider Rackham's the definitive illustrations for Irving's highspirited tale.Now a new generation of readers and listeners can fall under the spell of Irvings story and Rackham's pictures. This edition of the complete, unedited text faithfully reproduces all eight of Rackham's colorful paintings, twenty-four of his penand-ink drawings, and his colorful endpapers.Here you will meet the tall, gangly Ichabod Crane, the schoolmaster who is as much in love with Katrina Van Tassel's fortune as he is with the beautiful Katrina herself. You will also meet Ichabod's rival, the hotblooded brawler and prankster Brom Bones. And you can decide for yourself if Ichabod Crane really met the Headless Horseman on that dark, lonely road late one night.The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a fine blend of comedy and the supernatural for the whole family.