The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories (Paperback)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories By Washington Irving, Elizabeth L. Bradley (Introduction by), Elizabeth L. Bradley (Notes by) Cover Image

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories (Paperback)

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The timeless collection that introduced Rip Van Winkle, Ichabod Crane, and the Headless Horseman

Perhaps the marker of a true mythos is when the stories themselves overshadow their creator. Originally published under a pseudonym as The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories gave America its own haunted mythology. This collection of larger-than-life tales contains Washington Irving’s best-known literary inventions—Ichabod Crane, the Headless Horseman, and Rip Van Winkle—that continue to capture our imaginations today.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Washington Irving (1783–1859) is generally credited with being the father of the American short story and was the first American writer to achieve international renown.

Elizabeth L. Bradley, the author of Knickerbocker: The Myth Behind New York, serves as literary consultant to Historic Hudson Valley, the caretakers of Sunnyside—Irving’s Tarrytown, New York, home. She also wrote the introduction and notes for the Penguin Classics edition of Irving’s A History of New York.
Product Details ISBN: 9780143107538
ISBN-10: 0143107534
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: September 30th, 2014
Pages: 400
Language: English
"Washington Irving... makes Nathaniel Hawthorne read like Dr. Seuss!"