Stories of Robin Hood & His Merry Outlaws (1909)

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Stories of Robin Hood & His Merry Outlaws (1909)

S$72.00

Title: Stories of Robin Hood and His Merry Outlaws

Author: J. Walker McSpadden

Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co., London, 1909.

Condition: Hardcover, cloth. Fair. A beautiful decorative cloth binding, with slight sunning to spine and slight fraying to edges. Covers bright and clean. Gilt to top edge. Ffep missing. Pages with some foxing, and are cut unevenly. Slight soiling to bottom margins of a few pages, not affecting text. Text unmarked. 2 plates reattached to book. With black-and-white illustrated plates. 240pp., app 7.5″ by 5″.

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This is the classic story of social justice and outrageous cunning. Robin Hood is champion of the poor and oppressed by twelfth-century England against the cruel power of Prince John and the brutal Sheriff of Nottingham. He takes refuge with his Merrie Men in the vast Sherwood Forest, emerging time and again to outwit his enemies with daring and panache.

Contents include

Introduction
How Robin Hood became an outlaw
How Robin Hood met Little John
How Robin Hood turned Butcher, and entered the Sheriff’s service
How Little John entered the Sheriff’s service
How Robin Hood met Will Scarlet
How Robin Hood met Friar Tuck
How the Widow’s three sons were rescued
How Robin Hood fought Guy of Gisborne
How Maid Marian came back to Sherwood Forest; also, how Robin Hood came before Queen Eleanor
How the Bishop went Outlaw-Hunting
How King Richard came to Sherwood Forest
How Robin Hood met his death

…and more