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When was the Legend of Sleepy Hollow written?
Last Updated: 4th May, 2020
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Subsequently, one may also ask, what inspired the legend of Sleepy Hollow?
According to the New York Historical Society, others believe Irving was inspired by “an actual Hessian soldier who was decapitated by a cannonball during the Battle of White Plains, around Halloween 1776.” Irving's story takes place in the New York village of Sleepy Hollow, in Westchester County.
was Sleepy Hollow a real place? Sleepy Hollow Wasn't Always There As Irving writes it, Sleepy Hollow is an area within Tarrytown — but he totally made it up. Both Tarrytown and Kinderhook, New York, claim to be the actual site of the spooky story. Still, there was no town in Westchester County actually called “Sleepy Hollow” until 1996.
Thereof, how long is the legend of Sleepy Hollow?
The actual "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is only 24 pages long.
How does The Legend of Sleepy Hollow end?
At the end of Washington Irving's "Legend of Sleepy Hollow," Ichabod Crane disappears after he is frightened by the headless horsemen. A search turns up the saddle of Ichabod's horse, his hat, and a pumpkin. The old women of the town believe that Ichabod has been "spirited away by supernatural means."