The Question and Answer section for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Telling ghost stories was a common past time in the small village, the whole neighborhood abounds with local tales, haunted spots, and twilight superstitions.
Both Ichabod Crane and Brom Van Brunt are competing for the affections of Katrina. The effect is a rivalry between the two of them and the final horse chase.
Irving describes Sleepy Hollow as a secluded and very small glen off of the Tarry Town settlement area. There is a sense of isolation from the rest of the world. Legend and strange folk tales are very much a part of this small town. This adds to...