Traduzione di Giuseppe Maugeri
Lungo le rive del fiume Hudson, poco lontano dalla cittadina di Tarry Town, si apre la valle incantata di Sleepy Hollow, sopita in un’atmosfera di «sabbatica immobilità». In questa landa misteriosa e appartata dal mondo pare si aggiri il fantasma di un cavaliere decapitato, che galoppa a spron battuto nelle tenebre alla ricerca della propria testa. Ma è davvero soltanto una leggenda? Pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1819 nella raccolta Il libro degli schizzi di Geoffrey Crayon, La leggenda di Sleepy Hollow è presto diventato un racconto amatissimo tra i lettori di tutto il mondo e di tutte le età, ed è stato fonte di ispirazione per un celebre film di Tim Burton.
- ISBN: 8811815096
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 80
What?! All this time I was feeling sorry for him and it turns out Ichabod Crane was a douchebag! Ok, this is my first time hearing the actual short story. So, I've been going off of movies and cartoons as my reference to what The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow was all about. And if you haven't read it, you Leggi tutto
Such heavy description, but still a good Halloween classic!
“I recollect that, when a stripling, my first exploit in squirrel-shooting was in a grove of tall walnut-trees that shades one side of the valley. I had wandered into it at noon time, when all nature is peculiarly quiet, and was startled by the roar of my own gun, as it broke the Sabbath stillness a Leggi tutto
I thought this story and I were Meant To Be. A few days before reading this, I read and reviewed Washington Irving's other famous story, Rip Van Winkle , and really enjoyed it. And then I read The Fold , which has this exchange between a high school student and his teacher in the first few pages: “Ich Leggi tutto
Having seen the movie I thought I’d give the book a go, and I’m so glad I did. It was both comical and creepy at the same time. Really enjoyable.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow might be one of the most perfect spooky tales to read, listen to, or tell on a cool October night. I listened to the whole thing on one, chilly, misty, fall walk. As the leaves fell from the trees and the dew from the fog condensed on my coat, I was transported to Sleepy
This little treasure was simply delightful! Quite honestly, I didn’t expect to enjoy it quite so much. I’ve seen the various movie adaptations over the years and figured there wasn’t really anything more to be gained by reading this short story. I was wrong – the eloquence of the written word brough Leggi tutto
I spent a few weeks every summer in the Catskill Mountains at a resort with my godparents, parents and grandparents. I used to walk around the forest, searching for the headless horsemen. The cottages we always stayed in were either "Rip Van Winkle" or "Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Such good memories o Leggi tutto
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the old school classic read in catching up on classics for October 2016. I read an illustrated version of the Washington Irving's tale, which I finished in under an hour, and for which I rate three stars. I was familiar with the story of the Headless Horseman, especial Leggi tutto
Equal parts hilarious, creepy, classical and of course legendary! A part of the story was included in our fourth grade course book, I never understood what it meant. Now had an amazing time reading it. Specially the funny use of Headless Horseman! Loved the ending!
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