At a glance:
- Author: Washington Irving
- First Published: 1820
- Type of Plot: Folktale
- Time of Work: The early nineteenth century
- Setting: A Dutch village in the Hudson Valley, near Tarrytown, New York
- Characters: Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, Abraham (Brom Bones) Brunt
- Genres: Short fiction, Folklore
- Subjects: Teaching or teachers, New York, North America or North Americans, Northeast, U.S., United States or Americans, Class conflict, Love or romance, Superstition, Ghosts or apparitions, Poverty or poor people, Jealousy, envy, or resentment, Fear, Eighteenth century, Inheritance or succession, Legends, Folklore, Hallucinations or illusions, Bridges
- Locales: United States, New York, North America, Tarry Town, New York
Ichabod Crane is a newcomer to the Hudson Valley; unlike the generations of Dutch settlers that have preceded him, he has neither the strength nor the means to become a farmer and landowner. His single marketable skill is teaching, and in the isolated hamlet of Sleepy Hollow this pays meager rewards. His schoolhouse is decrepit, one large room constructed of logs; its broken windows have been patched with the leaves of old copybooks. Ichabod’s quarters are whatever rooms the neighboring Dutch farmers who board him for a week at a time are willing to provide. Ichabod...
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