You will not find another beautifully formatted classic literature ebook that is well-designed with amazing artworks and illustrations and a link to download audiobook like this one.
Classics Illustrated #43 - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Issue)
Our ebooks are hand-coded by professional formatters and programmers. Ebook development and design are the core of what our engineers do.
Our ebooks are not the cheap flat text kind, but are built from the ground up with emphasis on proper text formatting and integrity. The story is set circa in the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town, in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow.
It tells the story of Ichabod Crane, a sycophantic, lean, lanky, and extremely superstitious schoolmaster from Connecticut, who competes with Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt, the town rowdy, for the hand of year-old Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter and sole child of a wealthy farmer. As Crane leaves a party he attended at the Van Tassel home on an autumn night, he is pursued by the Headless Horseman, who is supposedly the ghost of a Hessian trooper who had his head shot off by a stray cannonball during "some nameless battle" of the American Revolutionary War, and who "rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head".
His A History of New York , published in under the name of Diedrich Knickerbocker, was a satirical history of New York that spanned the years from to Following his return to the U. Washington Irving died in in New York.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Illustrated + FREE audiobook download link)
Arthur Rackham was born in London and worked in an Insurance office to pay for evening classes at the Lambeth School for Art. In the generations that have followed, this tall tale of Ichabod Crane's terrifying yet hilarious encounter with the Headless Horseman has become so popular that it has passed into American folklore. This illustrated edition of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was issued in , featuring enchanting paintings and drawings by world-renowned illustrator Arthur Rackharn.
To this day, many consider Rackham's the definitive illustrations for Irving's highspirited tale.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Abridged and Illustrated
The story is set in in the countryside around the Dutch settlement of historical Tarrytown in New York, in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow. Sleepy Hollow is renowned for its ghosts and the haunting atmosphere that pervades the imaginations of its inhabitants and visitors. The most infamous spectre in the Hollow is the Headless Horseman, said to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper who had his head shot off by a stray cannonball during 'some nameless battle' of the American Revolutionary War, and who 'rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head.
The story was the longest one published as part of The Sketch Book, which Irving issued using the pseudonym 'Geoffrey Crayon' in Both stories are often paired together in books and other representations, and both are included in surveys of early American literature and Romanticism.
Irving's depictions of regional culture and his themes of progress versus tradition, supernatural intervention in the commonplace, and the plight of the individual outsider in a homogeneous community permeate both stories and helped to develop a unique sense of American cultural and existential selfhood during the early nineteenth century.
Related The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Illustrated)
Copyright 2019 - All Right Reserved