- Author Washington Irving
Read this very quickly when I realised just how short it is! I’ve seen the film but not for a long while, and I hadn’t anticipated what scant source material it had to work from. No matter how short it is, though, the greatness is packed right in.
The story itself is fantastic, part ghost story, part mystery, part romance. It’s over before it begins, of course, but along the way there are some lovely descriptions and plenty of engaging words (some of which I had to look up in the dictionary). It was playful and delightful and yet creepy where it needed to be. I loved it.