Short story

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, found among the papers of late Diedrich Knickerbocker ?

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  • The short story ? The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is an early example of American fiction.
  • The writer ? Washington Irving, aka Diedrich Knickerbocker.
  • The time of the story ? 1790.
  • The set ? countryside around the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town, historical Tarrytown, in the state of New York.

He is indeed the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.