The Legend of Sleepy Hollow & Other Macabre TaleseBook - 2010
Horror rides astride a shadowy steed and fantastic beings haunt daylit settings in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow & Other Macabre Tales, a collection of the best weird fiction of Washington Irving. Blending sly humor with supernatural thrills, these tales are among the best loved of all American literature. In the thirteen stories gathered for this volume, Irving evokes the colorful landscapes of his Hudson Valley hometown, and conjures characters and creatures from its historical past for a unique kind of weird tale that speaks directly to America's experience as a fledgling nation fashioning its own folk heritage. Selections include Rip Van Winkle The Legend of Sleepy Hollow The Adventure of the German Student The Devil and Tom Walker Guests of Gibbet Island This volume includes several if Irving's fanciful retellings of classic continental folktales and legends. As colorful and imaginative as any of his American tales, they reveal Irving to have been one of the most creative writers to have bridged the European and American Gothic traditions.
Publisher: New York : Fall River Press, 2010
Branch Call Number: FICTION Irv
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 327 pages)
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A comical but chilling ghost story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving, is a classic at Halloween time.