The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Epub Ü Merry

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Epub Ü Merry

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood [Reading] ➹ The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood By Howard Pyle – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire is an novel by the American illustrator and writer Howard Pyle Consisting of a series of episodes in the story of the English out The Merry Adventures of Robin Adventures of eBook ☆ Hood of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire is annovel 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 The Merry Epub / taking the subject of Robin Hood, which had been increasingly popular through the th century, in a new direction that influenced later writers, artists, and filmmakers through the next centuryPyle had been submitting illustrated poems and fairy tales to New York publications since , and had met with success The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood was the first novel he attempted He took his material from Middle Age ballads and wove them into a cohesive story, Merry Adventures of Kindle Ï altering them for coherence and the tastes of his child audience For example, he included Robin Hood and the Curtal Friar in the narrative order to reintroduce Friar Tuck He needed a cooperative priest for the wedding of outlaw Allan a Dale Pyle s spelling of the original Alan a Dale to his sweetheart Ellen In the original A Gest of Robyn Hode , the life is saved of an anonymous wrestler who had won a bout but was likely to be murdered because he was a stranger Pyle adapted it and gave the wrestler the identity of David of Doncaster, one of Robin s band in the story Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow In his novelistic treatment of the tales, Pyle thus developed several characters who had been mentioned in only one ballad, such as David of Doncaster or Arthur a Bland Pyle s book continued the th century trend of portraying Robin Hood as a heroic outlaw who robs the rich to feed the poor this portrayal contrasts with the Robin Hood of the ballads, where the protagonist is an out and out crook, whose crimes are motivated by personal gain rather than politics or a desire to help othersFor instance, he modified the ballad Robin Hood s Progress to Nottingham , changing it from Robin killing fourteen foresters for not honoring a bet to Robin defending himself against a band of armed robbers Pyle has Robin kill only one man, who shoots at him first Tales are changed in which Robin steals all that an ambushed traveler carried, such as Robin Hood and the Bishop of Hereford , so that the victim keeps a third and another third is dedicated to the poor Pyle did not have much concern for historical accuracy, but he renamed the queen consort in the story Robin Hood and Queen Katherine as Eleanor of Aquitaine This made her compatible historically with King Richard the Lion Hearted, with whom Robin eventually makes peace The novel was first published by Scribner s in , and met with immediate success,ushering in a new era of Robin Hood stories It helped solidify the image of a heroic Robin Hood, which had begun in earlier works such as Walter Scott snovel Ivanhoe In Pyle s wake, Robin Hood has become a staunch philanthropist protecting innocents against increasingly aggressive villainsAlong with the publication of the Child Ballads by Francis James Child, which included most of the surviving Robin Hood ballads, Pyle s novel helped increase the popularity of the Robin Hood legend in the United States The Merry Adventures also had an effect on subsequent children s literature It helped move the Robin Hood legend out of the realm of penny dreadfuls and into the realm of respected children s booksAfter Pyle, Robin Hood became an increasingly popular subject for children s books Louis Rhead s Bold Robin Hood and His Outlaw Bandand Paul Creswick s Robin Hood, illustrated by Pyle s pupil N C.


10 thoughts on “The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

  1. Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile says:

    These stories were great fun to read I had never read any of these, even as a child They did tend to have the same basic premise of outwitting someone and eventually winning their allegiance each story, but they were still very endearing Overall, it probably was a 3.5 but I rounded up.


  2. Karen Rós Karen Rós says:

    Seldomly I ve been so touched by a book as I was by Robin Hood From the very beginning it was a lighthearted and happy tale of an outlaw and his adventures, told in a careless, joyful and entertaining language depicting Robin Hood not as a criminal, but a lovely young man with a sharp wit, sense of humour and excellent skills with the bow He is the king of his band of men yet they are equal, he shows mercy for the needing and sympathy for the weak You wish him all good in the world and it i Seldomly I ve been so touched by a book as I was by Robin Hood From the very beginning it was a lighthearted and happy tale of an outlaw and his adventures, told in a careless, joyful and entertaining language depicting Robin Hood not as a criminal, but a lovely young man with a sharp wit, sense of humour and excellent skills with the bow He is the king of his band of men yet they are equal, he shows mercy for the needing and sympathy for the weak You wish him all good in the world and it is with a somewhat heavy heart that you wish him a good journey with the King of England when he grows up , and you shed tears when he returns to Sherwood after years of service to the King, evenso when his band of men all return to him Even so, all things good must end and you feel like you ve lost your dearest cousin, the one that was your favourite because he was charming, witty and wellmannered, as well as he had a pure heartfarewell Robin Hood, may you rest in peace I do realise that this story is nothing but fiction based upon folklore and that the real Robin Hood might not have been worth the glorynevertheless he is an interesting character and I believe that Pyle has managed to create a real hero with his interpretation of him I love Robin Hoodnow than I did as child, watching countless movies and cartoons about him, most of these inspired by this tale But nothing beats the real thing , so to say, and I feel that my childhood hero has gained a stronger place in my heart


  3. Rob Rob says:

    Marry, I didst learn to prate e en as those stout fellows did in Merry Old England Tis true, there are other accounts of Bold Robin s merry doings, but this one, I wot, pleases me most of them all By the bright eyes of the lass I love best, I ll say you, do you give yon Bloody Quaker the chance, thou wilt likewise fall, willy nilly, under his spell, both with the pen, and the brush, for he is a fair hand with both, withal.And to whoever did lightly reave away my copy I ve since obtained an Marry, I didst learn to prate e en as those stout fellows did in Merry Old England Tis true, there are other accounts of Bold Robin s merry doings, but this one, I wot, pleases me most of them all By the bright eyes of the lass I love best, I ll say you, do you give yon Bloody Quaker the chance, thou wilt likewise fall, willy nilly, under his spell, both with the pen, and the brush, for he is a fair hand with both, withal.And to whoever did lightly reave away my copy I ve since obtained another ten years gone, a murrain upon thee


  4. Trish Trish says:

    I liked this for what it was little adventures full of mischief and jokes against the authorities.Everyone has heard the name Robin Hood and knows about his friends Little John and Friar Tuck or Will Scarlet who wasn t actually called that once upon a time They have fallen out with the law for relatively innocent reasons but the law, back then, was evenof a mess than it is now So they all moved to Sherwood Forest where they are living and hiding and giving the occasional feast for w I liked this for what it was little adventures full of mischief and jokes against the authorities.Everyone has heard the name Robin Hood and knows about his friends Little John and Friar Tuck or Will Scarlet who wasn t actually called that once upon a time They have fallen out with the law for relatively innocent reasons but the law, back then, was evenof a mess than it is now So they all moved to Sherwood Forest where they are living and hiding and giving the occasional feast for wealthy people after which the rich are less rich and taught a lesson lol Where does the wealth go Well, I bet good old Robin keeps a bit of it to finance his next prank but most of it is spent on giving to the poor often in form of free food.Which explains why these guys are so popular When the king demandsand , when the taxes are raised again and again and when the Sheriff is a prick, you definitely look to guys who aren t afraid of them and their thugs.Especially as a children s story, this must have been an instant success I m not sure why the tales have become legendary, exactly, but it was quite fun despite it always having been clear how the individual adventure would end.This didn t exactly rock my world, but it was fun enough and I m glad I finally read this classic as well


  5. Cindy Rollins Cindy Rollins says:

    Howard Pyle is my of my favorite read aloud authors This version of Robin Hood reads like a lyric ode to Sherwood Forest and the merry band of outlaws It is the perfect book to read aloud to young poet warrior hopefuls It is also the last book I will read aloud to the young man I have been teaching for almost four years, so the bittersweet ending of the book strikes a remembrance of past readings with my own children Let us end here Thus they rode slowly onward, talking about these old, fam Howard Pyle is my of my favorite read aloud authors This version of Robin Hood reads like a lyric ode to Sherwood Forest and the merry band of outlaws It is the perfect book to read aloud to young poet warrior hopefuls It is also the last book I will read aloud to the young man I have been teaching for almost four years, so the bittersweet ending of the book strikes a remembrance of past readings with my own children Let us end here Thus they rode slowly onward, talking about these old, familiar things old and yet new, for they foundin them than they had ever thought of before Thus at last they came to the open glade, and the broad, wide spreading greenwood tree which was their home for so many years Neither of the two spoke when they stood beneath that tree Robin looked all about him at the well known things, so like what they used to be and yet so different for, where once was the bustle of many busy fellows was now the quietness of solitude and, as he looked, the woodlands, the greensward, and the sky all blurred together in his sight through salt tears, for such a great yearning came upon him as he looked on these things as well known to him as the fingers of his right hand that he could not keep back the water from his eyes


  6. Jon Nakapalau Jon Nakapalau says:

    I liked this book until the endI wont ruin it for those of you who have not read itbut after you read it I think you will understand what I mean Another iconic character that has evolved to this day Green Arrow and Hawkeye.


  7. Steve Hemmeke Steve Hemmeke says:

    A rollicking good time This long version by traditional storyteller Howard Pyle hums with the merriment of Robin s band of brothers Their adventures involve bringing justice to folks in need, at the expense of the apathetic or oppressive rich and powerful passing near Sherwood forest.It struck me that Robin Hood presents some lessons from the 1200s on masculinity, which we might not learn in our culture The typical reference to Robin s merry men today tends to be an off color homosexual refer A rollicking good time This long version by traditional storyteller Howard Pyle hums with the merriment of Robin s band of brothers Their adventures involve bringing justice to folks in need, at the expense of the apathetic or oppressive rich and powerful passing near Sherwood forest.It struck me that Robin Hood presents some lessons from the 1200s on masculinity, which we might not learn in our culture The typical reference to Robin s merry men today tends to be an off color homosexual reference, which only shows how little we understand true masculinity.1 Good men are quick to laugh, not because they are fools but because they pursue a life of joy.2 True men can laugh at themselves They are not so caught up in their ego, pride or machismo that they don t see when they have BEEN the joke.3 Real men aren t afraid of others of superior ability, but invite them to join them in common cause This strengthens them in a community that depends on others It is amazing how many times Robin loses a fight, then asks the winner to join him.4 Men trust other friends with their lives We need friends to share our fight, walk our road, and tell our stories with us.Be a real man like Robin Hood.I m not sure it was intended originally, but the premise presents a powerful parallel with David, outlawed from Saul in 1 Samuel Both David and Robin gather those indebted or out of favor or outlawed to the king Both are really in the right and will be vindicated in the future Both work for the good of the kingdom and themselves before that time comes, by plundering God s enemies Both are pursued by the oppressive authorities Saul, the Sheriff , but are vindicated by higher authorities God, King Richard


  8. Steven Walle Steven Walle says:

    This was a wonderful reread from my childhood A wonderful romp through the Sherwood forest with Robin and his merry men A tale of good and evil stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.I recommend to all.Enjoy and Be Blessed.PS It makes it a lotfun if you read it aloud to a child.Diamond


  9. Dave Skaff Dave Skaff says:

    Pretty much the first thing every new Kindle owner does is download a shitload of free classics And hey why not They re much lauded and free And among that set for me was this book.I loved the Robin Hood tales as a child, read some otherkid friendly versions of it time and time again as a boy and so I thought I d tackle the original here And It was awesome If you liked it then you ll like it now Friar Tuck, Little John, Will Scarlet the whole band is there, frolicking and robbi Pretty much the first thing every new Kindle owner does is download a shitload of free classics And hey why not They re much lauded and free And among that set for me was this book.I loved the Robin Hood tales as a child, read some otherkid friendly versions of it time and time again as a boy and so I thought I d tackle the original here And It was awesome If you liked it then you ll like it now Friar Tuck, Little John, Will Scarlet the whole band is there, frolicking and robbing and carrying on What I didn t recall, however, is that this book is funny Robin has a wicked sense of humor and the dialogue is witty A bit cartoonish even So I dug that this trip around I asterisked original here because, there really is no original After reading this I was prompted to read all of the Wikipedia entries about Robin Hood and the evolution of his tales This version by Pyle is widely regarded as the beginning of the modern and well known tale, but it was neither the beginning nor the end Check the Wikipedia entry if you re curious forhunting


  10. Kirsten Kirsten says:

    This was I genuinely life altering book for me I read it for a 12th grade book report and I absolutely loved it This one book sparked a revolution in my reading habits No longer was I a participant of the young adult genre, devouring books like Harry Potter or The Series of Unfortunate Events and that s nit to say I don t like them any or that I think they re stupid, I still love them , I now belonged to ascholarly class of literature A whole new world was opened up for me In the This was I genuinely life altering book for me I read it for a 12th grade book report and I absolutely loved it This one book sparked a revolution in my reading habits No longer was I a participant of the young adult genre, devouring books like Harry Potter or The Series of Unfortunate Events and that s nit to say I don t like them any or that I think they re stupid, I still love them , I now belonged to ascholarly class of literature A whole new world was opened up for me In the beginning of this story, through a course of events, young Robin eventually takes someones life The story later foes on to narrate that Robin had made a vow never to take another life in vain I think that this was the cause of Robin s life long sacrifice I think that he felt guilty for taking something that wasn t his to take and he vowed to make amends by righting any wrong that, to any degree, replicated the injustice he caused The book doesn t outrightly state any of this, it s just a theory of my own That, I think, gives Robin some depth, and thats why I love this book Any book that holds some wider philosophical, ethical or spiritual significance is a great book by me


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10 thoughts on “The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

  1. Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile says:

    These stories were great fun to read I had never read any of these, even as a child They did tend to have the same basic premise of outwitting someone and eventually winning their allegiance each story, but they were still very endearing Overall, it probably was a 3.5 but I rounded up.

  2. Karen Rós Karen Rós says:

    Seldomly I ve been so touched by a book as I was by Robin Hood From the very beginning it was a lighthearted and happy tale of an outlaw and his adventures, told in a careless, joyful and entertaining language depicting Robin Hood not as a criminal, but a lovely young man with a sharp wit, sense of humour and excellent skills with the bow He is the king of his band of men yet they are equal, he shows mercy for the needing and sympathy for the weak You wish him all good in the world and it i Seldomly I ve been so touched by a book as I was by Robin Hood From the very beginning it was a lighthearted and happy tale of an outlaw and his adventures, told in a careless, joyful and entertaining language depicting Robin Hood not as a criminal, but a lovely young man with a sharp wit, sense of humour and excellent skills with the bow He is the king of his band of men yet they are equal, he shows mercy for the needing and sympathy for the weak You wish him all good in the world and it is with a somewhat heavy heart that you wish him a good journey with the King of England when he grows up , and you shed tears when he returns to Sherwood after years of service to the King, evenso when his band of men all return to him Even so, all things good must end and you feel like you ve lost your dearest cousin, the one that was your favourite because he was charming, witty and wellmannered, as well as he had a pure heartfarewell Robin Hood, may you rest in peace I do realise that this story is nothing but fiction based upon folklore and that the real Robin Hood might not have been worth the glorynevertheless he is an interesting character and I believe that Pyle has managed to create a real hero with his interpretation of him I love Robin Hoodnow than I did as child, watching countless movies and cartoons about him, most of these inspired by this tale But nothing beats the real thing , so to say, and I feel that my childhood hero has gained a stronger place in my heart

  3. Rob Rob says:

    Marry, I didst learn to prate e en as those stout fellows did in Merry Old England Tis true, there are other accounts of Bold Robin s merry doings, but this one, I wot, pleases me most of them all By the bright eyes of the lass I love best, I ll say you, do you give yon Bloody Quaker the chance, thou wilt likewise fall, willy nilly, under his spell, both with the pen, and the brush, for he is a fair hand with both, withal.And to whoever did lightly reave away my copy I ve since obtained an Marry, I didst learn to prate e en as those stout fellows did in Merry Old England Tis true, there are other accounts of Bold Robin s merry doings, but this one, I wot, pleases me most of them all By the bright eyes of the lass I love best, I ll say you, do you give yon Bloody Quaker the chance, thou wilt likewise fall, willy nilly, under his spell, both with the pen, and the brush, for he is a fair hand with both, withal.And to whoever did lightly reave away my copy I ve since obtained another ten years gone, a murrain upon thee

  4. Trish Trish says:

    I liked this for what it was little adventures full of mischief and jokes against the authorities.Everyone has heard the name Robin Hood and knows about his friends Little John and Friar Tuck or Will Scarlet who wasn t actually called that once upon a time They have fallen out with the law for relatively innocent reasons but the law, back then, was evenof a mess than it is now So they all moved to Sherwood Forest where they are living and hiding and giving the occasional feast for w I liked this for what it was little adventures full of mischief and jokes against the authorities.Everyone has heard the name Robin Hood and knows about his friends Little John and Friar Tuck or Will Scarlet who wasn t actually called that once upon a time They have fallen out with the law for relatively innocent reasons but the law, back then, was evenof a mess than it is now So they all moved to Sherwood Forest where they are living and hiding and giving the occasional feast for wealthy people after which the rich are less rich and taught a lesson lol Where does the wealth go Well, I bet good old Robin keeps a bit of it to finance his next prank but most of it is spent on giving to the poor often in form of free food.Which explains why these guys are so popular When the king demandsand , when the taxes are raised again and again and when the Sheriff is a prick, you definitely look to guys who aren t afraid of them and their thugs.Especially as a children s story, this must have been an instant success I m not sure why the tales have become legendary, exactly, but it was quite fun despite it always having been clear how the individual adventure would end.This didn t exactly rock my world, but it was fun enough and I m glad I finally read this classic as well

  5. Cindy Rollins Cindy Rollins says:

    Howard Pyle is my of my favorite read aloud authors This version of Robin Hood reads like a lyric ode to Sherwood Forest and the merry band of outlaws It is the perfect book to read aloud to young poet warrior hopefuls It is also the last book I will read aloud to the young man I have been teaching for almost four years, so the bittersweet ending of the book strikes a remembrance of past readings with my own children Let us end here Thus they rode slowly onward, talking about these old, fam Howard Pyle is my of my favorite read aloud authors This version of Robin Hood reads like a lyric ode to Sherwood Forest and the merry band of outlaws It is the perfect book to read aloud to young poet warrior hopefuls It is also the last book I will read aloud to the young man I have been teaching for almost four years, so the bittersweet ending of the book strikes a remembrance of past readings with my own children Let us end here Thus they rode slowly onward, talking about these old, familiar things old and yet new, for they foundin them than they had ever thought of before Thus at last they came to the open glade, and the broad, wide spreading greenwood tree which was their home for so many years Neither of the two spoke when they stood beneath that tree Robin looked all about him at the well known things, so like what they used to be and yet so different for, where once was the bustle of many busy fellows was now the quietness of solitude and, as he looked, the woodlands, the greensward, and the sky all blurred together in his sight through salt tears, for such a great yearning came upon him as he looked on these things as well known to him as the fingers of his right hand that he could not keep back the water from his eyes

  6. Jon Nakapalau Jon Nakapalau says:

    I liked this book until the endI wont ruin it for those of you who have not read itbut after you read it I think you will understand what I mean Another iconic character that has evolved to this day Green Arrow and Hawkeye.

  7. Steve Hemmeke Steve Hemmeke says:

    A rollicking good time This long version by traditional storyteller Howard Pyle hums with the merriment of Robin s band of brothers Their adventures involve bringing justice to folks in need, at the expense of the apathetic or oppressive rich and powerful passing near Sherwood forest.It struck me that Robin Hood presents some lessons from the 1200s on masculinity, which we might not learn in our culture The typical reference to Robin s merry men today tends to be an off color homosexual refer A rollicking good time This long version by traditional storyteller Howard Pyle hums with the merriment of Robin s band of brothers Their adventures involve bringing justice to folks in need, at the expense of the apathetic or oppressive rich and powerful passing near Sherwood forest.It struck me that Robin Hood presents some lessons from the 1200s on masculinity, which we might not learn in our culture The typical reference to Robin s merry men today tends to be an off color homosexual reference, which only shows how little we understand true masculinity.1 Good men are quick to laugh, not because they are fools but because they pursue a life of joy.2 True men can laugh at themselves They are not so caught up in their ego, pride or machismo that they don t see when they have BEEN the joke.3 Real men aren t afraid of others of superior ability, but invite them to join them in common cause This strengthens them in a community that depends on others It is amazing how many times Robin loses a fight, then asks the winner to join him.4 Men trust other friends with their lives We need friends to share our fight, walk our road, and tell our stories with us.Be a real man like Robin Hood.I m not sure it was intended originally, but the premise presents a powerful parallel with David, outlawed from Saul in 1 Samuel Both David and Robin gather those indebted or out of favor or outlawed to the king Both are really in the right and will be vindicated in the future Both work for the good of the kingdom and themselves before that time comes, by plundering God s enemies Both are pursued by the oppressive authorities Saul, the Sheriff , but are vindicated by higher authorities God, King Richard

  8. Steven Walle Steven Walle says:

    This was a wonderful reread from my childhood A wonderful romp through the Sherwood forest with Robin and his merry men A tale of good and evil stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.I recommend to all.Enjoy and Be Blessed.PS It makes it a lotfun if you read it aloud to a child.Diamond

  9. Dave Skaff Dave Skaff says:

    Pretty much the first thing every new Kindle owner does is download a shitload of free classics And hey why not They re much lauded and free And among that set for me was this book.I loved the Robin Hood tales as a child, read some otherkid friendly versions of it time and time again as a boy and so I thought I d tackle the original here And It was awesome If you liked it then you ll like it now Friar Tuck, Little John, Will Scarlet the whole band is there, frolicking and robbi Pretty much the first thing every new Kindle owner does is download a shitload of free classics And hey why not They re much lauded and free And among that set for me was this book.I loved the Robin Hood tales as a child, read some otherkid friendly versions of it time and time again as a boy and so I thought I d tackle the original here And It was awesome If you liked it then you ll like it now Friar Tuck, Little John, Will Scarlet the whole band is there, frolicking and robbing and carrying on What I didn t recall, however, is that this book is funny Robin has a wicked sense of humor and the dialogue is witty A bit cartoonish even So I dug that this trip around I asterisked original here because, there really is no original After reading this I was prompted to read all of the Wikipedia entries about Robin Hood and the evolution of his tales This version by Pyle is widely regarded as the beginning of the modern and well known tale, but it was neither the beginning nor the end Check the Wikipedia entry if you re curious forhunting

  10. Kirsten Kirsten says:

    This was I genuinely life altering book for me I read it for a 12th grade book report and I absolutely loved it This one book sparked a revolution in my reading habits No longer was I a participant of the young adult genre, devouring books like Harry Potter or The Series of Unfortunate Events and that s nit to say I don t like them any or that I think they re stupid, I still love them , I now belonged to ascholarly class of literature A whole new world was opened up for me In the This was I genuinely life altering book for me I read it for a 12th grade book report and I absolutely loved it This one book sparked a revolution in my reading habits No longer was I a participant of the young adult genre, devouring books like Harry Potter or The Series of Unfortunate Events and that s nit to say I don t like them any or that I think they re stupid, I still love them , I now belonged to ascholarly class of literature A whole new world was opened up for me In the beginning of this story, through a course of events, young Robin eventually takes someones life The story later foes on to narrate that Robin had made a vow never to take another life in vain I think that this was the cause of Robin s life long sacrifice I think that he felt guilty for taking something that wasn t his to take and he vowed to make amends by righting any wrong that, to any degree, replicated the injustice he caused The book doesn t outrightly state any of this, it s just a theory of my own That, I think, gives Robin some depth, and thats why I love this book Any book that holds some wider philosophical, ethical or spiritual significance is a great book by me

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