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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire
     

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire

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by Howard Pyle
 

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"No archer ever lived that could speed a gray goose shaft with such skill and cunning as his, nor were there ever such yeomen as the sevenscore merry men that roamed with him through the greenwood shades. Right merrily they dwelt within the depths of Sherwood Forest, suffering neither care nor want, but passing the time in merry games of archery or bouts of cudgel

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"No archer ever lived that could speed a gray goose shaft with such skill and cunning as his, nor were there ever such yeomen as the sevenscore merry men that roamed with him through the greenwood shades. Right merrily they dwelt within the depths of Sherwood Forest, suffering neither care nor want, but passing the time in merry games of archery or bouts of cudgel play, living upon the King's venison, washed down with draughts of ale of October brewing.
"Not only Robin himself but all the band were outlaws and dwelt apart from other men, yet they were beloved by the country people round about, for no one ever came to Jolly Robin for help in time of need and went away again with an empty fist."
Pyle takes the reader along with Robin Hood and his band on their merry adventures. They tell of Little John, Will Scarlet, and Allan a Dale, and how they came to join the band; how Robin Hood escaped the arrows of the grim Sheriff of Nottingham, and later revenged himself; what happened at the court of the gentle Queen Eleanor. The tales go on to tell of Little John as a barefoot friar, and Robin Hood as a beggar; the chase by the quick-tempered Henry II; a visit from the good King Richard of the Lion's Heart; and all the other exploits of Robin Hood and his band.
This is the best version of the classic stories and the only edition that reproduces both the original (1883) Pyle text and the famous Pyle illustrations in their entirety, including the page decorations. A favorite for generations, it will be welcomed again by parents and children alike in this sturdy paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486220437
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
06/01/1968
Series:
Dover Children's Classics Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
529,515
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

The stories and drawings of Howard Pyle (1853–1911) epitomize "the golden age of American illustration." A priceless contribution to American children's literature, Pyle's work set a standard of excellence, with tales and images remarkable for their engaging simplicity and penetrating realism.

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Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown, in Nottinghamshire 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Sherrif_o_Nothing_ahem More than 1 year ago
This free copy is much nicer than the last one I downloaded - the words were transcribed correctly from the original book. And it works on the nook without a problem. Best of all is the price!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so bad!!!!!!!!!!!!
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noboatfred More than 1 year ago
The Text translated well in this version, but not great. There are several words with incorrect characters, and in some places lines of incoherent garble. It is readable, just annoying...but then again it is free.
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If you want a good book than do not get this book.
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