The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
by Washington Irving
1820 – short story

I know I read this in high school but I think I thought it was pretty stupid.  This time I really enjoyed it but it was from more of an adult point of view,  for themes other than “scary.”

This time I especially enjoyed Irving’s writing,  the way that early America is described – this is the land of the Yankees which Europeans were so contemptuous of.  This was our humor,  our landscape,  our romance,  our class structure.  I also enjoyed the characters  –  I really didn’t remember the ending.  The structure was weird.   >>> MORE >>>> (annotations)

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