The Legend of Sleepy Hollow audiobook

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow audiobook
by Washington Irving (1786 – 1859)

Everyone knows the story of the Headless Horseman but perhaps you, like me, did not remember what a marvelous story teller Washington Irving was. He observed human nature closely and like any good humorist, lets us laugh at our own silly and superstitious sides through the joy of having strangers be the ones to display them. If you, like me, have only vague and muddy memories of this story, you owe it to yourself to listen and laugh along with the rest of the world. I know that my high school English teacher, who despaired of having me like ‘literature’, would be proud. (Summary by Phil Chenevert)


“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”
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“Ichabod Crane pursued by the Headless Horseman,”
by F. O. C. Darley, 1849.
Author Washington Irving
Country United States
Language English
Series The Sketch Book
Genre(s) short story
Speculative fiction
Published in The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
Media type Hardback & Paperback
Publication date 1820
Preceded by “The Angler”
Followed by “L’Envoy”