Headless Horseman (Legend of Sleepy Hollow)

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The Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane (1858) by John Quidor.

The Headless Horseman is a fictional character from the short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by American author Washington Irving. The story, from Irving's collection of short stories entitled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., has worked itself into known American folklore/legend through literature and film. It is generally about a Headless Horseman.

Popular culture[edit]

Street signs in Sleepy Hollow, New York feature a Headless Horseman logo

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  1. ^ Stephen Spiewak (October 31, 2013). "Sleepy Hollow's Headless Horseman: America's scariest high school mascot". Maxpreps.com. 
  2. ^ Gabler, Neal-(2006), Walt Disney: The Triumph of American Imagination, Alfred .A Knopf Inc, New York City
  3. ^ http://pencilcasebook.blogspot.com/2009/09/are-you-afraid-of-dark-tale-of-midnight.html
  • Battle, Kemp P. Great American Folklore. New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1986.
  • Crooke, William, Popular Religion and Folk-Lore of Northern India (Dehli: Munshiram Manoharlal, 1896 [1893]), Vol. I, p. 258.
  • Hallenbeck, Cleve and J.H. William. Legends of the Spanish Southwest. Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1938.
  • Irving, Washington, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", in The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. (New York: Signet Classics, 1981 [1820]), pp. 330–331.
  • Leach, M. The Rainbow Book of American Folk Tales and Legends. New York: The World Publishing Co., 1958
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow(1820);(Marvel) Uncanny Tales #22, July 1954.
  • Winkle, Michael D. Here Comes a Chopper to Chop Off Your Head
  • Hayday, Andria; William Connors, Bruce Nesmith, James Lowder (1991). Darklords. TSR. ISBN 1-56076-137-7.

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