The Merry 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 ...
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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.

Here you will find a hundred dull, sober, jogging places, all tricked out with flowers and what not, till no one would know them in their fanciful dress. And here is a country bearing a well-known name, wherein no chill mists press upon our spirits, and no rain falls but what rolls off our backs like April showers off the backs of sleek drakes; where flowers bloom forever and birds are always singing; where every fellow hath a merry catch as he travels the roads, and ale and beer and wine (such as muddle no wits) flow like water in a brook.

This country is not Fairyland. What is it? 'Tis the land of Fancy, and is of that pleasant kind that, when you tire of it—whisk!—you clap the leaves of this book together and 'tis gone, and you are ready for everyday life, with no harm done.

And now I lift the curtain that hangs between here and No-man's-land. Will you come with me, sweet Reader? I thank you. Give me your hand.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011893339
  • Publisher: WHITE DOG PUBLISHING
  • Publication date: 11/7/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 764,561
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted October 28, 2008

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    Good Stories About Real Men

    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.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2004

    Gained Robin another fan and follower!

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 23, 2011

    Find a four-star copy and don't bother with this one

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2010

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    The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

    I really enjoyed this book. Broken up into different stories of the famed Merry Men, I was drawn into each of the plots, and found that it was a very quick read.

    While some may get confused of the diffente plots jumpking back and forth, Pyle lables a heading for each of the different story lines, so the reader will know whom he's reading of.

    Very glad to have this book as a part of my permanet collection.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Nice

    It was good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    This book's format doesn't work. The words are confined to a nar

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Great

    One of the examples of the robin hood legend

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Did anyone even read this?

    If not,GET OUT!!!

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    Ninja

    Here

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Sammi

    I heard. :( hope she feels better soon!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Opal

    Thats terrible! I hope she gets better!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Seth

    :() Oh no......

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Drake

    >:[ Poor her! And please...tell her I'm really sorry, whenever she was aroud, I kinda was a jerk to her. So I'm really sorry.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Peachkit

    I'm going to go tell everyone whats going on, deliver the news to camp. :( Get better duskstar!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    To Ruby

    Did you not just hear Summer?! No hating or m a i m i n g! If your really Dusk's friend you'll do that for her!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Ruseel

    Aw. Hope she gets better.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Wolffang

    I'm going to rearrang Dero's face if she dies. Goodnight, I'll be back as soon as I can!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    Fusk

    Thank god I am the most part.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 19, 2012

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    great version of the robin hood classic!

    i fell in love with this cover and loved that it was still the classic Howard Pyle story, only downer is that they didn't use Howard Pyle's art, but otherwise, great buy.

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  • Posted September 5, 2011

    Quite enjoyable.

    This book wasn't the best, but still quite good. Some parts i didn't understand. I wouldn't really recommend this to a friend, but then again, a good plot. Never the less, My highest score for this book is 4 stars. Also the book, is a bit long, and the reader might close the book as quick as a snap, but out of interest.

    Here's a start, i was sort of disappointed, when i started to read the book, I was interested. But eventually, I finished the book, and i noticed something. There was a recurring action; Robin Hood kept finding people for his party, ether he or one of his party members was captured, and he or one of his party members had to save them.

    But the good part of the book, there was always a plot twist. One part was when the sheriff almost succeed in taking robin hood to prison, and almost killing him, but in the parts where you least expect his party to save him. Or when someone new saves them. Even when something doesn't go as planned, or when someone from the party dies. Everything goes out of the order and surprises you. So, once again, this is a good book. But not recommended.

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