The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire is an 1883 novel by the American illustrator and writer Howard Pyle. The plot follows Robin Hood as he becomes an outlaw after a conflict with foresters and through his many adventures and run-ins with the law. Each chapter tells a different tale of Robin as he recruits Merry Men, resists the authorities, and aids his fellow man. The popular stories of Little John defeating Robin in a fight with staffs, of Robin's besting at the hands of Friar Tuck, and of his collusion with Allan-a-Dale all appear.
- Paperback | 254 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 14.73mm | 444.52g
- 30 Jan 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Howard Pyle
About The Author Howard Pyle (1853-1911) was an American illustrator and author, primarily of books for young people. He was a native of Wilmington, Delaware, and 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, several of whom had studied with Pyle. His 1883 The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood is considered a classic, as are many of his other books including a four-volume set on King Arthur. 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. Pyle went to Florence, Italy in 1910 to study mural painting and died there in 1911.