Review of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The legend of sleepy hollow pdf free download is written by Washington Irving in 1820. He was an American story writer, diplomat and biographer. He was famous for his two stories “The legend of Sleepy Hollow”
and “The Sketchy book of Geoffrey Crayon”. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a popular American Halloween story because of a headless man, who was a Hessian soldier, whose head was shot by a cannonball and he used to search for his lost head.
The story started in 1790 in a beautiful natural place known as Sleepy Hollow. This place was famous for its haunting environment. A schoolmaster Ichabod Crane who was from Connecticut came to Sleepy Hollow. He was physically very weak but overconfident. After spending some days there. He fell in love with eighteen-year-old Katrina Van Tassel. Katrina was the daughter of most wealthy farmer Baltus. He Started giving her music classes to get close to her. Bones, the native who loved Katrina played many pranks on him. Ichabod was superstitious so Bones took advantage of his weakness.
One day Ichabod was sent an invitation from Katrina’s family. He dressed the best he could and went to the party. When he reached there he tried to talk with Katrina. When he spoke up his feelings in front of her she refused. With a broken heart, Ichabod took his horse and started riding towards his house. Soon he realized someone was chasing him. After gathering courage, he turned his head and saw there was a headless man who was chasing him. He was not found after that day and a pumpkin head was found where Ichabod’s horse was standing near a lake.
The language of the story was simple. And scenes were very beautifully carved with a pen of the writer. It had a full grip. I found the ending a bit incomplete. If you are looking for an easy and quick read, this book is the one for you. get the pdf from below