Author(s): Washington Irving
The Headless Horseman faces off with Ichabod Crane in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," a ghost story of enduring popularity that takes place at the time of the American Revolution. "Rip Van Winkle," another traditional favorite from the same historic period, tells the tale of man who fell asleep for 20 years and found his small town in the Catskill Mountains much changed by the time he awakened. Both are included -- along with many other tales -- in this classic collection by Washington Irving.
Washington Irving (1783--1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century.