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  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Middle Grade (Aug. 17 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688052762
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688052768
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 17.8 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 399 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,493,842 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER on Aug. 25 2010
Format: Hardcover
As with many readers my previous exposure to this story was the Disney Cartoon and the ghoulish adaptation by Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci in the Movie "Sleepy Hollow" [Blu-ray] (1999).

With my purchase of the kindle I was catching up on the classics or sample from different writers. I did not realize this was so short of a story and had to get the images out of my head from the films.

I am amazed had what a good descriptive writing of Washington Irving. I had to set the book down occasionally to look up people and words. Now I ordered information on Hudson and Cotton Mather.

I spent a year near the location of the story at West Point. Now I wonder if there was such a place as Sleepy Hollow.

This is another example of the book being better than the movie. And I look forwarded to reading more of Washington Irving. You will be hooked on him also. In any event it is work the read.

I used the Text-to-Speech function of the book. I intend to purchase a copy form my physical library.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Disney Mini Classics) [VHS]

Sleepy Hollow [Blu-ray]
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By A Customer on June 8 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
this story is very exciting.I'm glad that Crane disappeared at the end,whatever his destiny is.The Sleepy Hollow is so secluded and beautiful that we don't allow anyone to spoil the beauty there.I view Crane as an intruder of the Tarry town.People there take story-telling,especially the horrable storys, as a pastime.This brings then some excitment.I myself brought up in the rural area, I can understand this.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Actually, I personlly think the story is not as attracting as I have imagined before reading. But what kept me continuing reading from the cover to the end? Curosity! The vivid and animated description often made me laugh, and I seemed to see the scene that is just before my eyes!The author`s precise and elaborate description and his master composing technic is what we can learn from. Though the story is told in the third person, but as if we are told by an intimate friend. I love this story, and also the charming place!
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By Robert Graves on April 25 2004
Format: Hardcover
While The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a timeless tale that has endured the ages and countless retellings from Disney to Tim Burton, the original work contains a rather large error in tone - a blatant one. The story is told in third person as though it's a journal - the sketch book of Diedrich Knickerbocker, in fact. This is fine, except for the climax scene in which Ichabod journeys home through the hollow from Van Tassel's house, and is confronted by the Headless Horseman. This scene is written with all the detailed minutia that characterizes Irving's style, but the obvious problem is that, of course, nobody was there to witness what happened to Ichabod Crane while he was alone in the wilderness, so therefore it could not possibly be communicated by means of somebody's journal - this person would never have known what actually happened in the Hollow since nobody was there to witness it, and apparently Ichabod never survived or stuck around to tell anyone. Irving never deals with this obvious problem in the text (a simple "This is what we think happened..." would've sufficed). The story probably would've worked much better with a traditional "God-perspective" narrator rather than a fictional character's journal. It is nonetheless, a classic work of American literature and should be read by everyone.
This is a fine edition and also includes Rip Van Winkle, another story of paranormal experience and also of the Knickerbocker sketch book. It's a similar tone to Sleepy Hollow, but the characters aren't as memorable.
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Format: Hardcover
Washington Irving creates a whimsical, dreamy setting in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" that sends a reader into the same reverie in which his characters live. With rich and romantic language, a story of love, mystery, wonder is painted in the mind of the reader. The story is unpredictable and imaginative with a pleasant plot and a shocking ending. Irving adds many historical references to his legend which creates a heightened interest for the reader. Ichabod Crane is a creatively crafted main character. He is the one character that is made very familiar throughout the story. If the story has a flaw, it is the lack of dialouge amongst the characters(most likely because it is told as a legend by a narrator) that prevents the reader from feeling as though he is a part of the story's happenings and rather that he is looking upon them from above.
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Format: Hardcover
"The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving is my all-time favorite story! Set in upstate New York in the late 1700's, schoolmaster Ichabod Crane arrives in the quiet village of Sleepy Hollow to teach the area's children, but is soon enthralled by the many local haunts, sightings and superstitions...and by Katrina Van Tassel, daughter of the richest farmer in the land and romantic interest of local rival Brom Bones. After attending an autumn celebration at the Van Tassel's luxurious mansion, Ichabod Crane rides home through the gloom of night and encounters the most famous ghost in the area...the Headless Horseman...and is never seen or heard from again.
"The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow" has enchanted readers for nearly two centuries, and will no doubt continue to provide great reading for centuries to come. The timeless image of Ichabod Crane being chased by the Headless Horseman and Irving's incredible writing style have made this tale one of the greats of American literature.
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