Just released by Milestone Productions..... "'Sleepy Hollow' and 'Washington at Tarrytown.'"
The father of American letters, Washington Irving, writes about the real Sleepy Hollow of his youth in a new book available this month. Henry John Steiner, the village historian of Sleepy Hollow, has brought us two little-know works relating to the history of a fabled American place.
"Sleepy Hollow" (1839) is an essay written by Washington Irving forty years after his first visit to Sleepy Hollow in his boyhood days. This beautifully crafted piece provides us with the "back-story" of Irving's famous "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1819). The author describes his enchantment with the place that now enchants the lovers of his story.
"Washington at Tarrytown," is a period gem written by late 19th century local historian and newspaperman, M. D. Raymond. It is full of details relating to George Washington's visits to Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown at the time of the Revolutionary War.
Included are introductions to both works by editor and historian, Henry John Steiner. The book is published by Milestone Productions, and it is available for $11.99 at local bookstores and through Amazon.com