The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the 10th and final release in Book.io Classics: Monster Editions. A gothic story by Washington Irving, the book was first published in 1819. The legend follows Ichabod Crane and his encounters with the Headless Horseman, the ghost of a soldier whose head was removed by a cannonball at war.
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From Wikipedia: From the listless repose of the place, and the peculiar character of its inhabitants, who are descendants from the original Dutch settlers, this sequestered glen has long been known by name of Sleepy Hollow … A drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere.
— Washington Irving, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”
The story is set in 1790 in the countryside around the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town (historical Tarrytown, New York), in a secluded glen known as Sleepy Hollow. Sleepy Hollow is renowned for its ghosts and the haunting atmosphere that pervades the imaginations of its inhabitants and visitors. Some residents say this town was bewitched during the early days of the Dutch settlement, while others claim that the mysterious atmosphere was caused by an old Native American chief, the “wizard of his tribe … before the country was discovered by Master Hendrik Hudson.” Residents of the town are seemingly subjected to various supernatural and mysterious occurrences. They are subjected to trance-like visions and frequented by strange sights, music, and voices “in the air.” The inhabitants of Sleepy Hollow are fascinated by the “local tales, haunted spots, and twilight superstitions” on account of the mysterious occurrences and haunting atmosphere. The most infamous spectre in the Hollow, and the “commander-in-chief of all the powers of the air,” is the Headless Horseman. He is supposedly the restless ghost of a Hessian trooper whose head had been shot off by a stray cannonball during “some nameless battle” of the Revolution, and who “rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head”.