The Life And Adventures Of Robin Hood

The Life And Adventures Of Robin Hood

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Overview

Published in London in 1865. Contains detailed stories of Robin and his adventures in 30 Chapters. (508 pages).

The Publisher has copy-edited this book to improve the formatting, style and accuracy of the text to make it readable. This did not involve changing the substance of the text.

Preface:

.....This story is designed for the amusement of young persons. The incidents are drawn chiefly from the Robin Hood ballads; but many of the writer's own invention have been introduced. When the book was undertaken, the author was aware that no story of the life of the rover of Sherwood had been written especially for the class of readers alluded to, and he hopes that he may not have altogether failed in supplying satisfactorily the want which he supposed to exist.

.....In the ballads, Robin Hood is represented as brave, courteous, generous, and religious; withal he was a robber. It was, however, the age that made the man. Kings and prelates in those days filled their coffers by acts as grossly wrong as those by which Robin replenished the stores of himself and band. Robin was in all likelihood driven to the course of life he adopted, more by the tyranny and wrong-doing of those in authority, than by a natural love of the life which he led. He strove against the oppression from which he and others suffered, and, in doing so, was forced to a certain extent to use oppression; but it was those only who were guilty of the oppression whom he punished.

.....The incidents have been threaded together by a slender plot; and no attempt has been made to develop the characters of the principal actors.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012296825
Publisher: Digital Text Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/04/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 508
File size: 308 KB

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