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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving was a well-known American author who wrote a number of stories about the newly-independent United States.  One of Irving’s  more famous short stories, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” appears in  his 1819 collection of tales called The Sketch Book.   “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” concerns a character,  Ichabod Crane, an early nineteenth-century New York state schoolmaster.  One night, Crane supposedly is carried away by the Headless Horseman, and is never seen again in the quiet village where he once taught school.

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Irving, Washington (Subject)
  • Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Title)

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PS2050 - PS2088

Circulating Books and Materials – A Selected List

  • Bowden, Mary. Washington Irving. 1981.  
    • Call Number: PS2088 .B66
  • Griles, Edd (Director).  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. 1989. (VHS – Audio-Visual Dept.)
    • Call Number: VIDEO PS2061 .A1 1989 (non-circulating)   
  • Hedges, William. Washington Irving: An American Study, 1802-1832. 1980.
    • Call Number: PS2088 .H4 1980
  • Irving, Washington. Complete Tales of Washington Irving. 1998.
    • Call Number: PS2050 1998
  • Irving, Washington. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Selections . . . 1962. 
    • Call Number: PS2061 .A1 1962
  • Irving, Washington. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. 1968.
    • Call Number: PS2066 .A1 1968

Reference Materials

  • Critical Survey of Short Fiction.Call Number: REF PN3321 .C7 2001
    • Vol. 3, pgs. 1271-1272
  • Literature and Its Times. Call Number: REF PN50 .L574 1997
    • Vol. 1, pgs. 211-218
  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series. Call Number: REF PN3326 .M27 2004
    • Vol. 4, pgs. 2323-2325
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism.Call Number: REF PN761 .N5
    • Vol. 2, pgs. 367-393
    • Vol. 19, pgs. 327-349
    • Vol. 95, pgs. 227, 240-249, 265, 268, 283-286, 296
  • Short Stories for Students. –  Call Number: REF PN3330 .S386
    • Vol. 8, pgs. 139-164
  • Short Story Criticism. –  Call Number: REF PN3321 .S5
    • Vol. 2, pgs. 239-260
    • Vol. 37, pgs. 265-284
    • Vol. 104, pgs. 242-244, 251-276, 304-331, 352-366, 369-375

Electronic Research Databases

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