"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" tells the tale of superstition schoolmaster Ichabod Crane, who seeks the hand of Katrina, but finds a rival for her affections in "Brom Bones" Van Brunt. Spurned by Katrina, Ichabod rides through the autumn night where he encounters a headless horseman. What follows is a classic American ghost story that has thrilled readers for centuries.
This collection offers a brilliant selection of Washington Irving's sensational short fiction, including the enduring classic "Rip Van Winkle." These stories provide ample evidence for why Irving is rightly considered one of the greatest American authors of all time.