Washington Irving

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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The town of Sleepy Hollow is told to be haunted by a headless huntsman. Ichabod Crane, a lanky, superstitious schoolmaster in the little town competes for the hand of young Katrina Van Tassel. But the morning after the Van Tassel’s harvest party, someone has disappeared... Among the countless adaptions of Irving's gothic Halloween classic, Disney’s animated "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad" stands out, as well as Tim Burton’s 1999 "Sleepy Hollow" starring Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci.

Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat. His major works include "Rip Van Winkle" (1819) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820) and biographies on the prophet Muhammad and George Washington.
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