The Legend of Sleepy Hollow = 30 down, 70 to go

28 Mar

Classic
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Washington Irving
76 pages

As the story of schoolmaster Ichabod Crane is well integrated into the U.S. psyche, I’m not sure I need to to spend any time on the story line of the legendary Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

There aren’t many books that I know the exact end before I even crack the cover, but it was interesting to read the nuances of the story that didn’t make it into the cartoon version, which is how I was most familiar with the story.

I enjoyed the descriptions of the area located outside of Tarry Town, New York.

I mention this peaceful spot with all possible laud, for it is such little retired Dutch valleys, found here and there embosomed in the great State of New York, that population, manners, and customs remain fixed, while the great torrent of migration and improvement, which is making such incessant changes in other parts of this restless country, sweeps by them unobserved.

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