The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving

“It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.”

-The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving

Conjure up memorable moments this October with inspiration from your favourite autumn read, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Journey back to 1790 with authentic recipes or imagine how Washington Irving might have seen the real town of Sleepy Hollow with the help of a day trip planner.

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about the author

Washington Irving is best known as the author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, but most of his writing had a profound influence on American literature, as well as on other authors.

For example, did you know Clement Clarke Moore, the author of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, borrowed the concept for Saint Nicholas from his friend Washington Irving? And have you read Washington Irving’s descriptions of Christmas traditions in The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon? It’s interesting to note the descriptions were written 23 years before A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.


Washington Irving