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  • Published: 19 November 2014
  • ISBN: 9780143107538
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

Or, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.




The collection that invented an American mythology and some of its most memorable figures from Rip van Winkle to the Headless Horseman.

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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

  • Published: 19 November 2014
  • ISBN: 9780143107538
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99

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