Washington Irving was an outstanding American writer, and one of the first romantics in the American literature. The Legend of Sleeping Hollow is the story of Washington Irving, which was first published in 1820. The scene is laid in the Dutch settlement Tarritown called Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod Crane is a thin and extremely superstitious teacher from Connecticut who competes with Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt for the hand of 18-year-old Katrina Van Tassel. She is the daughter and the only heir of a rich farmer Boltus Van Tessel. Once at autumn night, as Ichabod comes back from a party, a Headless Horseman, allegedly a ghost of a Giessen cavalryman, attacks him. After that Ichabod disappears enigmatically. Katerina marries Bromine who behaves so, as if he knows what has caused the disappearance of Crane. And though the question of the essence of the Headless Horseman remains open, it is meant that it was the disguised Brom.