The quiet Dutch community of Sleepy Hollow lay in the Adirondack mountains on the western shore of the mighty Hudson River in America’s colonial period. The solitude of the woods was breathtaking, and not even a schoolmaster was immune from the eerie miasma which everyone knew permeated the dense forest. Written in 1820, Washington Irving’s The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow has become a classic of American literature, and has been retold in many different ways. Here is the original, from Irving’s own hand.
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The Flicks That Church Forgot: Episode 35: Christians and Halloween Part 1 (The Origins of Halloween)
Especially for the Halloween season, we take a three part look at Christians and Halloween. Why are they so against it? And might it be possible for a Christian to enjoy Halloween along with everyone else?
TONIGHT: The Origins of Halloween. Exploring where Halloween originated from, and its growing popularity in Western cultures. (http://theflicksthatchurchforgot.podomatic.com/entry/2010-10-01T15_51_02-07_00)
Podcast highlight in Episode 137 of Forgotten Classics (http://hcforgottenclassics.blogspot.com)
John Irving explains why he believes fear makes for better stories than happiness — he is the author of several critically acclaimed books.