The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is an 1820 short story by Washington Irving from his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon. It tells the story of schoolteacher Ichabod Crane who competes for the hand of wealthy Katrina Van Tassel. After leaving a party, he is pursued by the Headless Horseman and goes missing from town thereafter.

The story has received a number of adaptations including by Disney in 1949 and by Tim Burton in 1999.



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