The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (100 Copy Limited Edition)

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (100 Copy Limited Edition)

by Howard Pyle

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Overview

When Robin Hood became an outlaw, he decided to resist the authorities and aid his fellow man. Recruiting the help of Friar Tuck, Little John and Will Scarlet, Robin Hood fights to maintain justice until the return of King Richard the Lionheart. In the company of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, there is never a lack of action, adventure or for that matter - ale, as they outsmart the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham in Sherwood Forest.

Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood solidified the image of a heroic outlaw who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. Having taken his material from old ballads, Pyle wove them into a cohesive story, in a colourful, invented old English idiom which preserves the flavour of the original ballads. The novel is responsible for turning Robin Hood into a staunch philanthropist, influencing writers, artists, and filmmakers ever since.

This cloth-bound book includes a Victorian inspired dust-jacket, and is limited to 100 copies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781772265965
Publisher: Engage Books
Publication date: 01/22/2019
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Howard Pyle (March 5, 1853 - November 9, 1911) was an American illustrator and author, primarily of books for young people. In 1894 he began teaching illustration at the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry (now Drexel University). After 1900, he founded his own school of art and illustration, named the Howard Pyle School of Illustration Art. The scholar Henry C. Pitz later used the term Brandywine School for the illustration artists and Wyeth family artists of the Brandywine region. Pyle's home and studio in Wilmington, is still standing and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

His 1883 classic publication The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood remains remains his most popular book. He is also well known for his illustrations of pirates, and is credited with creating what has become the modern stereotype of pirate dress. He published his first novel, Otto of the Silver Hand, in 1888. He also illustrated historical and adventure stories for periodicals such as Harper's Magazine and St. Nicholas Magazine.

Pyle travelled to Florence, Italy in 1910 to study mural painting. He died there in 1911 of a sudden kidney infection (Bright's Disease).

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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (Illustrated + link to download FREE audiobook + Active TOC) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 12 and a girl, but Robin Hood has always intrigued me. In fact, I was inspired by him. This should be rated 5,000 stars. I would reccomend it.
Yourdier_Aim More than 1 year ago
Recently I have read a book named "The Merrily Adventures of Robin Hood". This book' s genre is based on fair tale and a bit of adventure, I really enjoy this book because it includes funny words and weird outcomes of conflicts. For example when the sheriff of Nottingham sends people talented in capturing people, to capture Hood, but later the people sent become Robin' s friend and joins his merrily band. Robin was once a mere boy with great talent of shooting arrows. He was mocked by elders because he was boasting that he could shoot a deer from 50 yards off, so they made a bet of 50 pounds of silver. The people were shocked and one guy got mad because he was the one that made the bet so he shot a arrow and it wized past Robin' s head. This was the starting of the conflict between Robin and the sheriff.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This a very good book, especially if one's interested in Robin Hood. Though I don't advise it for young readers. Yes, it's a great book but the old English at parts is hard to understand. Though don't be discouraged it is still a great book that will keep your attention all the way to the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although the content of the book is exciting, especially for boys, the syntax of the book is overwhelmingly difficult, as it is presented in King James English. Even for an advanced 10-12 year old reader, this book would be difficult to digest. This book definitely is for older ages due to the laborious language.
revslick on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I haven't read it since Jr. High and was surprised at how much modern TV and movies have plagiarized. The book contains collected short stories of the exploits of Roben Hood and his merry men. What makes these trickster tales so amazing is their simplicity and humility. The tales exemplify Jesus' teaching on the last will be first and first....last. Even Robin is not exempt from being brought low. The difference between him and those that Robin is rebelling against is his ability to humble himself and even seek help from those that have bested him.
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Monkey300 More than 1 year ago
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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AmandaMac More than 1 year ago
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.
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Litgirl More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my son's home school reading class. He loves it. Even after seeing the many movies that have been made based on this story, there's nothing like reading the book.
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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood The fantasy book I chose to read for my book report is called The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood By: Howard Pyle. Robin Hood, a brave and intelligent outlaw, steals from the rich and aides the poor. Robin Hood becomes an outlaw because he killed one of the king¿s deer. A disguised Robin Hood invites rich people to have dinner with him. While his friends distract the person, Robin finds the rich person¿s purse, takes some money, and hides it in an old house they found. Whenever he sees someone who needs help, like a beggar, he gives some money away so they can feed themselves. This book is exciting because it has a lot of details. You can picture yourself being Robin Hood through out the entire book. You think about how he solves some of his problems and how you would solve them in a different way or the same way. It also has a lot of action and feeling. There is a fight going on every few minutes and the people Robin Hood was fighting have been sent by the sheriff. If they catch Robin Hood they get a reward of £ 200 (pounds) ($387.46 in U.S. dollars). The setting of the story is in the east midlands of England in a little town called Nottingham. Nottingham lies on the River Leen and its southern boundary follows the course of the River Trent. It also takes place in Sherwood Forest where Robin Hood lived with his band of about 150 outlaw friends. He lived under a tree called the ¿Major Oak¿ for about 43 years. They had no electricity, barely had enough food to eat, and archery was a popular sport. Howard Pyle makes Robin Hood sound like a real person. Robin acts like a real person by his good deeds, like helping people who don¿t have enough money to feed themselves. He also makes some mistakes like a real person would, like not doing something the way it should be done and then regretting it later. If you like the main character, then the book seems to turn out better. When they do something good, like winning an archery contest, you feel proud of that person. When they feel sad because one of their friends can¿t marry the princess that he loves, then you can feel their sorrow. Robin Hood steals from the rich so he has money to feed himself. He and his outlaw friends have clever ways to get something they really want, like disguising themselves as beggars so they can get some money. The sheriff has some plans to catch Robin. But will he ever bring Robin to justice?!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a realy good book. some of the words where hard to understand, but if you ever heard of robin hood and friends then you should pick up this book.