Escape to idyllic Sherwood Forest with these rollicking tales of Robin and his merry men, the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham, lovely Maid Marian, and other unforgettable characters. Escape to the idyllic charms of Sherwood Forest and join in the jolly fellowship of the greenwood with these rollicking tales featuring one of the world's best-known and most beloved outlaws. Meet Robin Hood and his loyal circle of merry men, a lovely crowd of fun-loving freebooters, whose dashing exploits and daring maneuvers have been celebrated in story and song for over 800 years. The legend begins with the transformation of young Robert Fitzooth, rightful heir to the earldom of Huntington, into Robin Hood -- peerless archer, gentleman robber, and friend to the unfortunate. A spirited series of vignettes recounts the entry of each of the famous merry men into the brotherhood of the forest. Thrilling episodes include a vigorous exchange with Little John upon the right-of-way to a footbridge, the bold rescue of Allan-a-Dale's bride, and a forceful midstream encounter with Friar Tuck. The colorful cast features such celebrated characters as the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham, faithful Maid Marian, and noble King Richard the Lionhearted. Redolent with adventure and romance, the immortal adventures of Robin Hood will delight readers of every age and fancy.
Dover Publications, Inc., 2000.