The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire

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9780451530264: The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire
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The masterpiece of children’s literature—and Howard Pyle’s finest creation—now in a beautiful new edition. 

The beloved adventures of Robin Hood come vividly to life in this wonderful illustrated version by renowned storyteller Howard Pyle. Deep in Sherwood Forest, the legendary Robin Hood—the brave, good-humored outlaw the whole world loves—proves himself the best in England with his bow. Here are all the exciting tales of how Little John, Will Scarlet, Allan a Dale, and Friar Tuck joined his merry band of men . . . Robin Hood’s breathtaking escapes from his archenemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham . . . and one hilarious escapade after another filled with quick action, scheming villains, and great surprises. Days of old bursting with pageantry, knights, and beautiful maidens return in a superb edition of this favorite classic story.

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From the time he was a very small boy, Howard Pyle (1853–1911) loved pictures, especially the pictures in storybooks. At the age of twenty-one, Pyle began to contribute illustrations and fables to St. Nicholas magazine and later went on to write and illustrate books for children. His first successful title was The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (1883). Many more books followed, incuding Pepper and Salt; or, Seasoning for Young Folk, Otto of the Silver Hand, Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates, and The Story of King Arthur and His Knights. He also taught illustration at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia and later set up his own art school in Wilmington, Delaware.
 
Stephen Knight served for many years as Distinguished Research Professor at Cardiff University in Wales and is currently a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow and Honorary Research Professor of English Literature at the University of Melbourne. He has written widely on medieval and modern literature, including Robin Hood: A Mythical Biography and Reading Robin Hood.

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