THE MERRY ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD [Deluxe Edition] The Complete Original Classic With Beautiful Illustration PLUS BONUS Entire Audiobook [NOOK Book]

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THE MERRY ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD [Deluxe Edition] The Complete Original Classic With Beautiful Illustration PLUS BONUS Entire Audio Narration

*** This Ebook Features Amazing Dynamic Chapter Navigation Linking and Professional Formatting for a Premium Reading Experience.

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire is an 1883 novel by the American ...
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THE MERRY ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD [Deluxe Edition] The Complete Original Classic With Beautiful Illustration PLUS BONUS Entire Audiobook

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THE MERRY ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD [Deluxe Edition] The Complete Original Classic With Beautiful Illustration PLUS BONUS Entire Audio Narration

*** This Ebook Features Amazing Dynamic Chapter Navigation Linking and Professional Formatting for a Premium Reading Experience.

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire is an 1883 novel by the American illustrator and writer Howard Pyle. Consisting of a series of episodes in the story of the English outlaw Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men, the novel compiles traditional material into a coherent narrative in a colorful, invented "old English" idiom that preserves some flavor of the ballads, and adapts it for children. The novel is notable for taking the subject of Robin Hood, which had been increasingly popular through the 19th century, in a new direction that influenced later writers, artists, and filmmakers through the next century.

The plot follows Robin Hood as he becomes an outlaw after a conflict with foresters and through his many adventures and run-ins with the law. Each chapter tells a different tale of Robin as he recruits Merry Men, resists the authorities, and aids his fellow man. The popular stories of Little John defeating Robin in a fight with staffs, of Robin's besting at the hands of Friar Tuck, and of his collusion with Alan-a-Dale all appear. In the end, Robin and his men are pardoned by King Richard the Lionheart and his band are incorporated into the king's retinue, much to the dismay of the Sheriff of Nottingham.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016144863
  • Publisher: Northpointe
  • Publication date: 12/26/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 871,355
  • File size: 908 KB

Meet the Author

Howard Pyle (March 5, 1853 – November 9, 1911) was an American illustrator and author, primarily of books for young people. A native of Wilmington, Delaware, he spent the last year of his life in Florence, Italy.

During 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 named the Howard Pyle School of Illustration Art. The term Brandywine School was later applied to the illustration artists and Wyeth family artists of the Brandywine region by Pitz. Some of his more famous students were N. C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, Elenore Abbott, Ethel Franklin Betts, Anna Whelan Betts, Harvey Dunn, Clyde O. DeLand, Philip R. Goodwin, Violet Oakley, Ellen Bernard Thompson Pyle, Olive Rush, Allen Tupper True, and Jessie Willcox Smith.

His 1883 classic publication The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood remains in print, and his other books, frequently with medieval European settings, include a four-volume set on King Arthur. He is also well known for his illustrations of pirates, and is credited with creating the now stereotypical modern image of pirate dress.

He published an original novel, 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 novel Men of Iron was made into a movie in 1954, The Black Shield of Falworth.

Pyle travelled to Florence, Italy to study mural painting during 1910, and died there in 1911 of a sudden kidney infection (Bright's Disease).
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  • Posted December 27, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    This edition is the most complete I've seen of this wonderful story. It includes great formatting, nice pictures, plus full audio access. Great deal!

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    Posted July 1, 2014

    Yay

    I love this book :)

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