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The Headless Horseman book. Read 94 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. • Two of Scottish-American author Mayne Reid's classic Wild W. The Headless Horseman by Mayne Reid - The legend of the headless horseman is one that has roots in a number of different countries and cultures, dating. Vladimir Nabokov recalled The Headless Horseman as a favourite adventure novel of his childhood years - "which had given him a vision of the prairies and the.

Sep 01, Seth Sharpe rated it really liked it I really enjoyed the book "The Headless Horseman" and think it is a great book for a teacher to have in their classroom. The book is about a skinny, odd looking teacher named Ichabod Crane and his love for a woman in Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod also believed in ghost stories and was frightened very easily. There was another man in town that also liked the same woman, so he and Ichabod clashed over her. There are strange happenings involving Ichabod and he continues to get more and more frightened. He I really enjoyed the book "The Headless Horseman" and think it is a great book for a teacher to have in their classroom.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Paperback Verified download. Calhoun plots to eliminate his rival when tragedy strikes: Louise's brother, the young Henry Poindexter is murdered. All clues point to Maurice Gerald as the assassin. At the same time a headless rider is spotted in the environs of the Poindexter plantation.

He wrote many adventure novels akin to those written by Frederick Marryat and Robert Louis Stevenson. These novels contain action that takes place primarily in untamed settings: He is perhaps best known for the classic The Headless Horseman A quotation from The Scalp Hunters is on his grave marker: It is the Garden of God.

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Vladimir Nabokov recalled The Headless Horseman as a favourite adventure novel of his childhood years "which had given him a vision of the prairies and the great open spaces and the overarching sky. The shy, asthmatic aristocrat, Theodore Roosevelt, would grow up to pursue naturalistic zoology and adventure travel.

Other books by the same author: The Rifle Rangers or Adventures in South Mexico Set in Vera Cruz, Mexico during the Mexican War —48 , this novel depicts the plight of American soldiers stationed in Mexico during the war and their effect on the native population. It follows the life of protagonist Captain Jack Haller as he helms the newly formed American battalion, dubbed the "Rifle Rangers". Accompanying Haller is a small band of fellow soldiers whom he leads on several missions through the Tierra Caliente portion of Mexico.

The Rifle Rangers was Reid's first novel and is reflective of the author's wartime duty as a lieutenant in the First New York Volunteer Infantry, with which he traveled to the parts of Mexico. Get A Copy.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Headless Horseman , please sign up. Haanaas yaj unshdag yum bee? See 1 question about The Headless Horseman…. The Headless Horseman is a novel by Mayne Reid , first published in monthly serialized form during and , and subsequently published as a book in , [1] [2] based on the author's adventures in the United States.

First Lt. Reid, writing as "Captain Reid," penned a series of popular novels [3] and attributed his headless horseman idea to a south Texas folk tale. The story takes place in Texas soon after the War with Mexico.

Louise Poindexter, a beautiful newcomer, is courted by two men — the arrogant and vindictive Cassius Calhoun and the dashing but poor mustanger Maurice Gerald. Calhoun plots to eliminate his rival when tragedy strikes: Louise's brother, the young Henry Poindexter, is murdered.

All clues point to Maurice Gerald as the assassin. At the same time a headless rider is spotted in the environs of the Poindexter plantation. Taylor was a veteran of the Texas Revolution, the War with Mexico, the Civil War and an Indian fighter, who was also involved in the Sutton—Taylor feud , once considered the state's longest and deadliest feud.

Historian J. Warren Hunter , through his discussions with Taylor, learned a lot of Texas history firsthand at the Taylor home in Kimble County. Among the many recollections Taylor conveyed to Hunter, was a particularly outrageous one which involved his cronies, Alexander Anderson "Bigfoot" Wallace and John McPeters. Taylor claimed the event occurred in By then, Wallace, a survivor of the doomed Mier Expedition , had become a famed Indian fighter.

Although McPeters fought at San Jacinto , he is almost forgotten today. Wallace decided to use the ringleader's body as a warning to others. They thrust his head into his sombrero, secured by a strap and tied to the pommel of the saddle.

Then they set the horse loose to roam the hilly countryside. Creed didn't place himself in the story, but did know the horse thief who had lost his head. One of Taylor's friends, Bate Berry , captured Lt.

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