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Bailey Cove Classics: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is set circa 1790 in the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town, New York, in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow. It tells the story of Ichabod Crane, a lean, lanky, and extremely superstitious schoolmaster from Connecticut, who competes with Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt, the town rowdy, for the hand of 18-year-old Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter and sole child of a wealthy farmer. As Crane leaves a party, he is pursued by the Headless Horseman, who is supposedly the ghost of a Hessian trooper who had his head shot off by a stray cannonball during "some nameless battle" of the American Revolutionary War, and who "rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head."

Book Club Info
Title: 
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Author: 
Washington Irving
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http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/1557429847/COVER_GIF
ISBN: 
1557429847
Event Info
Date: 
Monday, March 1, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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