Sleepy Hollow - Birth of the Legend

 
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Was Washington Irving’s "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" a true story? Is Sleepy Hollow a real place? Were Ichabod Crane and Katrina Van Tassel real people? Did Ichabod really encounter the ghost of a Headless Hessian? (Or someone masquerading as one?) Almost as soon as "The Legend" was first published in the spring of 1820, readers began trying to guess the “true identities” of the characters in the story. Many of their theories evolved into “local traditions” passed down through many generations – but which, if any, are correct? (And which are nonsense??) This work is the result of more than seven years studying Irving’s stories, correspondence and journals, as well as contemporary news and magazine articles, church records, genealogies, etc. The author uses the evidence gathered to sort fact from fiction, debunking a few long-standing “traditions” while validating others. Where did Irving find his Ichabod, Katrina and Brom? And exactly how much of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is true? Come inside and find out!

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Gary Denis grew up in Tupper Lake, a small town in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, some 280 miles north of Sleepy Hollow. His fascination with “The Legend” began at a very early age after seeing one of the many cartoon versions on TV during the Halloween season. Always a history buff, a question long persisted in the back of his mind: Is “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” a true story? Gary has authored numerous articles and columns in the philatelic press. This is his first full-length book. Gary currently lives in Maryland with his wife Sharon, a chihuahua named Lucy, and a thriving herd of cats.

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