The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories Giveaway

October 13th, 2014 kimbacaffeinate Giveaway 13 Comments

13th Oct

Penguin Classics reissued the The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories by Washington Irving in celebration of the hit television show Sleepy Hollow starring Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane. Can we just take a moment to say YUM. *swoons* This new collection of larger-than-life tales contains Washington Irving’s best-known literary inventions—Ichabod Crane, the Headless Horseman, and Rip Van Winkle. These stories continue to capture our imaginations today. This reissue features a new introduction and notes by Elizabeth L. Bradley, author of Knickerbocker: The Myth Behind New York and literary consultant to Historic Hudson Valley, the caretakers of Irving’s Tarrytown, New York home. To celebrate Penguin is giving away a copy to one of my followers. Grab a cup of coffee, learn more about the legend that inspired today’s hit show and enter to win a copy for your bookshelf.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories Giveaway
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories
by Washington Irving
Published by: Penguin
Genres: Anthologies
Source: Publisher

The timeless collection that introduced Rip Van Winkle, Ichabod Crane, and the Headless Horseman. Perhaps the marker of a true mythos is when the stories themselves overshadow their creator. Originally published under a pseudonym as The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories gave America its own haunted mythology. This collection of larger-than-life tales contains Washington Irving’s best-known literary inventions—Ichabod Crane, the Headless Horseman, and Rip Van Winkle—that continue to capture our imaginations today.

About The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

Perhaps the marker of a true mythos is when the stories themselves overshadow their creator. Originally published under a pseudonym as The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW AND OTHER STORIES (A Penguin Classics Original; On-sale date: September 30, 2014; $11.00) gave America its own haunted mythology. This new collection of larger-than-life tales contains Washington Irving’s best-known literary inventions—Ichabod Crane, the Headless Horseman, and Rip Van Winkle—that continue to capture our imaginations today, and features an introduction and notes by Elizabeth L. Bradley, author of Knickerbocker: The Myth Behind New York and literary consultant to Historic Hudson Valley, the caretakers of Irving’s Tarrytown, New York home.

The setting of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is renowned for the supernaturalism that pervades the imaginations of its inhabitants and visitors. The most infamous specter 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 the American Revolutionary War, and who “rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head.” The “Legend” relates the tale of Ichabod Crane, a superstitious schoolmaster from Connecticut, who competes with townsman Abraham Van Brunt for the hand of 18-year-old Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter and sole child of a wealthy farmer, Baltus Van Tassel. Crane sees marriage to Katrina as a means of procuring Van Tassel’s extravagant wealth. Bones, the local hero, vies with Ichabod for Katrina’s hand, playing a series of pranks on the jittery schoolmaster, and the fate of Sleepy Hollow’s fortune weighs in the balance for some time. The tension among the three is soon brought to a head.

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One US/CAN resident will win a copy of the paperback Penguin Classic The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories. Good luck!

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Fox's version of Ichabod Crane

Fox’s version of Ichabod Crane

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13 Responses to “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories Giveaway”

  1. Melanie Simmons

    I’m very familiar with the story, but I don’t know if I’ve ever actually read the original (as not the re-written for children) version. I love the show and loved Johnny Depp in the movie. I even like the Disney version and have it on VHS (I might even hook up my VCR so I can watch this Halloween)

    Melanie Simmons recently posted: Immortal Audiobook by J. R. Ward (Review)
  2. Michelle

    One of my favorite Stories/Books is the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. I might have to get a new copy since at some point I lost the one I had, I love the updated cover!

    If you like Sleepy Hollow you should read Crane by Stacey Rourke (it’s such an awesome retelling)