The Adventures of Robin Hood [NOOK Book]

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You who so plod amid serious things that you feel it shame to give yourself up even for a few short moments to mirth and joyousness in the land of Fancy; you who think that life hath nought to do with innocent laughter that can harm no one; these pages are not for you. Clap to the leaves and go no farther than this, for I tell you plainly that if you go farther you will be scandalized by seeing good, sober folks of real history so frisk and caper in gay colors and motley that you would not know them but for the ...
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The Adventures of Robin Hood

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You who so plod amid serious things that you feel it shame to give yourself up even for a few short moments to mirth and joyousness in the land of Fancy; you who think that life hath nought to do with innocent laughter that can harm no one; these pages are not for you. Clap to the leaves and go no farther than this, for I tell you plainly that if you go farther you will be scandalized by seeing good, sober folks of real history so frisk and caper in gay colors and motley that you would not know them but for the names tagged to them. Here is a stout, lusty fellow with a quick temper, yet none so ill for all that, who goes by the name of Henry II. Here is a fair, gentle lady before whom all the others bow and call her Queen Eleanor. Here is a fat rogue of a fellow, dressed up in rich robes of a clerical kind, that all the good folk call my Lord Bishop of Hereford. Here is a certain fellow with a sour temper and a grim look-the worshipful, the Sheriff of Nottingham. And here, above all, is a great, tall, merry fellow that roams the greenwood and joins in homely sports, and sits beside the Sheriff at merry feast, which same beareth the name of the proudest of the Plantagenets-Richard of the Lion's Heart. Beside these are a whole host of knights, priests, nobles, burghers, yeomen, pages, ladies, lasses, landlords, beggars, peddlers, and what not, all living the merriest of merry lives, and all bound by nothing but a few odd strands of certain old ballads (snipped and clipped and tied together again in a score of knots) which draw these jocund fellows here and there, singing as they go.

Recounts the legend of Robin Hood, who plundered the king's purse and poached his deer and whose generosity endeared him to the poor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781105989575
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 3/13/2013
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 355,427
  • File size: 479 KB

Meet the Author

Howard Pyle (1853-1911) was an American illustrator and writer, primarily of books for young audiences. A native of Wilmington, Delaware, he spent the last year of his life in Florence, Italy. In 1894 he began teaching illustration at the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry (now Drexel University), and after 1900 he founded his own school of art and illustration called the Howard Pyle School of Illustration Art. The term the Brandywine School was later applied to the illustration artists and Wyeth family artists of the Brandywine region by Pitz (later called the Brandywine School). Some of his more famous students were Olive Rush, N. C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, Elenore Abbott, Ellen Bernard Thompson Pyle, Allen Tupper True, and Jessie Willcox Smith. His 1883 classic The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood remains in print to this day, and his other books, frequently with medieval European settings, include a four-volume set on King Arthur that cemented his reputation. He wrote an original work, Otto of the Silver Hand, in 1888. He also illustrated historical and adventure stories for periodicals such as Harper's Weekly and St. Nicholas Magazine. His Men of Iron was made into a movie in 1954, The Black Shield of Falworth. Pyle travelled to Florence, Italy to study mural painting in 1910, and died there in 1911 of sudden kidney infection (Bright's Disease).
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2011

    Great story!

    My daughter loved this book. She chose it to do a book report and loved the book. This book kept her interest where other books don't seem to do that. I recommend this book to kids 9-11 years old.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2010

    Great Classic Tale

    Great to pass along classic tales to today's generation in a format they appreciate.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Robin hood is realy good

    I love the story of robin hood

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2011

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    exciting book to read

    I liked the book The Adventures of Robin Hood Classic Starts, because Robin Hood steals from the rich and gives to the poor. It was exciting because there was a lot of sword fights and archery matches, and I like archery. The author did a good job writing it because there was no slow parts in the book and the book made you want to keep reading it.

    The Adventures of Robin Hood, Classic Starts, is about Robin Hood shooting one of the sheriffs men, and is being forced to join forces with the outlaws of the Sherwood Forest. The sheriff and his men keep trying to capture Robin Hood, like the shooting match in Nottingham town. The winner of the competition gets a Gold arrow. The sheriff of Nottingham¿s town doesn't realize that he gave Robin Hood the gold arrow until they write a message to the sheriff.

    Robin Hood steals from the rich by inviting them to the big tree where they have a feast for them and then Robin Hood steals most of their money. Robin Hood also robs people that are passing through the middle of the Sherwood Forest. Robin Hood gives to the poor by buying the butchers meat cart and selling the meat for less than its worth or giving it to people who cant buy it or are old.

    Robin Hood and the other outlaws get in sword fights and usually win, until Robin Hood runs into Will Gamwell, Robin Hood¿s nephew. Will Gamwell hit a man who threatened his father and got charged with murder. The people that are part of the outlaws are Robin Hood, Little John, Will Gamwell, Arthur a Bald, and a few more.

    I learned that Robin Hood is an outlaw because he shot one of the sheriffs of Nottingham Town¿s men. He is forced to go live with the outlaws of the Sherwood Forest or risk getting killed by the sheriff.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Highly recommended.

    My 8 year old son and I have loved reading the classic starts together!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2012

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    A classic you will enjoy

    I actually bought this book for my son, but I did read it before I gave it to him. Not only did he enjoy it, I also enjoyed reading it myself.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Morgan Hancock

    This is a really good book to me and i've read all of yalls reviews on RobinHood I've never read such a good book before in my life Could someone else put a review on this book RobinHood

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2011

    robin hood

    i like this book because it made you keep reading it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2009

    interesting

    easy to understand language; funny; pretty, detailed illustrations;

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    I loved it it was the best book invented you are great at writing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Cyrus

    *he gives a salute and leaves* good times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2013

    what about spelling? english.

    what about spelling? english.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2013

    Stop

    This is a book review not a roleplay thing guys.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    If anybody sees this...

    It's Thorn. Y'know. The werewolf, hotheaded, angry one? We're at Scarlet Letter. Or, at least, I am. My new name is Calla, but not a lot of people who knew me as Thorn don't even know that now. So much has changed, and I hope whoever sees this, goes to the Scarlet Letter books and seeks me out. Jag... Dusk... Da... River... They're all gone now. I'm the only one left. Please. Help me.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    Jermie

    Here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    Mudstar

    *stands in a tree, looking at the ruins of the old rp* I miss them. So much. It's not fair.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    HELP!!!!

    *a girl with brown hair and a scared emerald green gaze drags herself into the clearing. Blood drips off of her in large amounts. She looks around the clearing at some recognizable faces. *** sky is back!***

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Shadow

    Hey guys

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Shadow

    U guys know were mudstar is

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Finn

    Hey anybody on

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