The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

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by Howard Pyle
     
 

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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

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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,

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ISBN-13:
2940011849206
Publisher:
New Century Books
Publication date:
12/12/2010
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NOOK Book
File size:
216 KB

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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood: Heinle Reading Library 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Major_Kelly More than 1 year ago
In an age when masculinity has turned topsy-turvy, it's good to know there is still literature out there which offers positive role models of strong, masculine men. Robin and his merry followers are the best kind of men: generous, compassionate, brave, loyal, tough and ready to fight for a just cause when they see one. Robin especially so. He is a born leader, a man so secure in his masculinity that he registers both joy and sorrow without equal ease. Unlike so many of today's media heroes who'd respond with a callous quip, Robin is laid-low with remorse when he takes a man's life and is outlawed. His gentleness and generosity of spirit attract everyone around him. People admire him for who he is as well as his prowess as an archer. His complete lack of malice is a tonic in a brutal world. There are some who may not like Pyle's manner of writing in Medieval sounding English, but I think it gives the stories an authenticity which transports the reader back to Sherwood Forest and summer days and eating meat pies with your hands and drinking from a leather sack. In short, if you have boys or just like good, clean, adventure stories with lots of humor and good values, I highly recommend these classic tales.
Sherrif_o_Nothing_ahem More than 1 year ago
This free copy of Robin Hood has some issues - find the one with 4 stars. Specifically, the OCR program was unable to read parts of the book, and you get jibberish in the middle of some sentences. The Jibberish is so annoying, that my kids would stop trying to read the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was sunk so deeply into the pages of this book like I have never been before. The beautiful language that Howard Pyle uses made the book even more unique and outstanding. I recommend this to anyone!!!!! I love medieval ages and all that has to do with it. This book was wonderful by depicting the life in Medieval England... I enjoyed it very much! Best book that I have ever read! Extraordinary!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't got the ebook version, but i got the book. Read it 'n' talk 'bout good! DrewDog
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was good
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This book's format doesn't work. The words are confined to a narrow column in the center of the page, and even if I change the font size and margins nothing changes. I am using a Nook Simple Touch Reader. Go get a different version if you actually want to be able to read the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the examples of the robin hood legend
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This recounts the tales of Merry Robin hood in a way that none other has. The dialect in this novel makes it even more unique, in the fact that it is the speech used in that era. I highly reccomend this book to all interested in midieval tales.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is unarguably one of the best books ever written, both for children, young adults, and even adults. However, those who are less literary might find the book less enjoyable, as it is written in older English and uses 'thee''s and 'thou''s. I personally think that it's made much more wonderful because of the language. However, be careful what version you get - there are versions that are edited so that they are in more modern speak, and these are almost worthless. There are also nice hardcover versions without Howard Pyle's original illustrations, which is a silly concept - his illustrations go with his writing, and the two should not be separated. The Signet Classic paperback, and probably the hardcover, has many innocuous misprintings, but other than that is a good version - however, a hardback version with no misprintings and all the original pictures and language is what I would recommend, even though I can't tell you who prints such a copy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was a very cool story, written in a different way from what people would usually tell you, also with extremely adequate and jubilant illustrations. I would recommend this book for a person who enjoys a nice fantasy story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Howard Pyle's novel has a way of capturing the reader. I really enjoyed this book, and recommend it to anyone. I epsecially enjoyed the Old English dialect that Pyle used in this masterpiece.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a very deep exciting book I thought. It was very interesting and I learned some new things out of it. It kept me intense throughout most of the book. (although some parts of the book were hard to understand and a little boring) I was a little disappointed in the ending but it was interesting because you weren't expecting that. Overall I think this book was pretty good, it should be recommended to people 12 and older.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found Robin Hood to be a great book. Although I didn't care too much how it ended. This book had action, adventure, courage, loyalty. It had just about everything. I'm glad I choose to read this book, it was well worth the work!