Writers Reading: Halloween Edition: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

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Chicago Literati

Writers Reading:

Halloween Edition:

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

By

Washington Irving

 

quidor_sleepyhollow“Certain it is, the place still continues under the sway of some witching power, that holds a spell over the minds of the good people, causing them to walk in a continual reverie. They are given to all kinds of marvellous beliefs, are subject to trances and visions, and frequently see strange sights, and hear music and voices in the air.” –Washington Irving

 

I can’t remember when exactly I started the tradition of reading The Legend of Sleepy Hollow every year at Halloween, but I think it started sometime in the seventh grade. My middle school had just opened a brand new library and I was scouring the stacks when a well-worn copy of Washington Irving’s classic caught my eye.

I was immediately swept up in the language and style of the novella, everything about it…

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