Monday, January 13, 2014

Washington Irving

Washington Irving was an American short story writer, essayist, and biographer who lived between 1783 and 1859. 

One of his most famous stories is The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a small American valley at the beginning of the 19th century, where the superstitious people  like to tell strange tales about witches and ghosts. This story follows the schoolteacher, Ichabod Crane, as he falls in love with the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel and tries to separate her from his rival, Brom Bones, until one night Ichabod disappears pursued by a headless horseman.

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