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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories
Washington Irving

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics.‘There was a contagion in the very air that blew from that haunted region; it breathed forth an atmosphere of dreams and fancies infecting all the land.’Featuring ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ and ‘Rip Van Winkle’, this collection of inspired essays, stories and sketches established Washington Irving’s reputation as one of America’s foremost authors. Irving’s timeless characters, including Ichabod Crane, Rip Van Winkle and the headless Hessian trooper, jostle for space alongside 31 equally atmospheric and lyrical works in this haunting anthology from one of America’s most distinctive literary voices.

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW AND OTHER STORIES

Washington Irving

“I have no wife nor children, good or bad, to provide for. A mere spectator of other men’s fortunes and adventures, and how they play their parts; which, methinks, are diversely presented unto me, as from a common theatre or scene.”

—BURTON.

CONTENTS

Title Page (#u092a796a-264a-51fd-ae48-ed69a8298dce)

Epigraph (#u0fc6037a-0c46-55d9-9ed9-da621ed9b33c)

History of Collins (#uf3f595e1-3562-52b7-bff2-f462657939d0)

Life & Times (#ucd6b04f9-a6a4-565f-9be4-99468240f8d3)

Preface (#u930bea2c-8b78-56c5-8e45-3296b4921dfd)

The Author’s Account of Himself (#u91b41f07-a7c3-5219-8396-509970d913b9)

The Voyage (#u2136f33c-401a-5398-baf3-81afc2edf15e)

Roscoe (#u554f792b-d281-5101-8ff1-592421d5ecd3)

The Wife (#u7fd19bc2-7bff-5def-81d0-acd0619ad39c)

Rip Van Winkle (#u288a24bb-2942-5133-b34b-a444a29ae53a)

English Writers on America (#u2919a82f-37d0-5cb4-97d1-90598ffd51e5)

Rural Life in England (#u09a92428-343f-546b-9443-952915264543)

The Broken Heart (#u59f8060f-27cc-5081-ad6e-87af92292073)

The Art of Book-making (#u8c92daf0-7d89-52ad-bc16-f12c2a5735e4)

A Royal Poet (#ud0ce90ed-4453-5c04-9d76-420b6a56191f)

The Country Church (#litres_trial_promo)

The Widow and her Son (#litres_trial_promo)

A Sunday in London (#litres_trial_promo)

The Boar’s Head Tavern (#litres_trial_promo)

The Mutability of Literature (#litres_trial_promo)

Rural Funerals (#litres_trial_promo)

The Inn Kitchen (#litres_trial_promo)

The Spectre Bridegroom (#litres_trial_promo)

Westminster Abbey (#litres_trial_promo)

Christmas (#litres_trial_promo)

The Stage-Coach (#litres_trial_promo)

Christmas Eve (#litres_trial_promo)

Christmas Day (#litres_trial_promo)

The Christmas Dinner (#litres_trial_promo)

London Antiques (#litres_trial_promo)

Little Britain (#litres_trial_promo)

Statford-on-Avon (#litres_trial_promo)

Traits of Indian Character (#litres_trial_promo)

Philip of Pokanoket (#litres_trial_promo)

John Bull (#litres_trial_promo)

The Pride of the Village (#litres_trial_promo)

The Angler (#litres_trial_promo)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (#litres_trial_promo)

Postscript (#litres_trial_promo)

L’Envoy (#litres_trial_promo)

Footnotes (#litres_trial_promo)

Classic Literature: Words and Phrases adapted from the Collins English Dictionary (#litres_trial_promo)

Copyright (#litres_trial_promo)
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