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Robin Hood

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  11,759 ratings  ·  90 reviews
The first volume of Alexandre Dumas' two-part interpretation of the story of Robin Hood, popularized for Nineteenth Century audiences by Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe, set in England in 1162-66.

In this book, Dumas tells the story of Robin Hood's youth: how he is delivered by an unknown man to be raised by poor but honest foresters, his great skill as an archer, how he comes i
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by Neuer Kaiser (first published 1863)
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Afshar
این کتاب را سال ها پیش خوانده بودم و امروز یادم اومد که به قفسه گوودریدس اضافش کنم
آنموقع در موردش ریویویی هم نوشته بودم
اما بدون ویرایش کردن در اینجا می آورم و به افکار افشار گذشته جسارتی نمیکنم
با اینکه بعضی حرفاش بنظرِ افشار فعلی کاملا بی اساس اند
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اولين بار كارتونش بود كه مرا با رابين هود آشنا ساخت و بعد فيلمش
منظور افشار فیلم تقریبا جدید آن نیست که راسل کرو نقش رابین هود را بازی کرده
وقتي كتابش را پيدا كردم كلي تعجب كردم چون نويسنده اش الكساندر دوما بود و اين سوال برايم پيش آمد كه آی
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Pige
Nov 02, 2008 Pige rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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I found this old out of print Dumas version of Robin Hood at the Central Brooklyn library. It was so old I often had to be careful not to damage the pages while I was turning them. It's the first of a two part series that he wrote in 1872, this version was published in 1920. It's apparently one of his least recognized books because it took some research to find out anything about it; it's not listed on biographical websites.
The story is another tale of that worthy forester called Robin Hood, I
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G.Claudio
Bel libro per ragazzi, che regalerei volentieri a qualcuno che si stia avvicinando alla lettura... ma mi aspettavo qualcosa di diverso. Strutturato pi come una serie di racconti legati tra loro che non come un romanzo vero e proprio, una lettura piuttosto leggera... i personaggi sono poco approfonditi, la storia piuttosto piatta per la maggior parte del tempo. Si fa leggere, non dico di no, ma mi aspettavo qualcosa di pi "serio". Come stato detto in un altro commento, forse la trasposizione c ...more
Maria Grazia
Libro "per ragazzi" dal valore più storico che letterario, sicuramente non una delle migliori opere di Doumas padre, che ha preso le leggende sassoni sul ladro gentiluomo e le ha rimasticate in salsa da operetta. Nessun vero spessore dei personaggi, tranne forse nell'ultima parte, un clima ridanciano e stupidotto, irrealmente idilliaco.
Senza contare i numerosissimi svarioni per cui l'autore richiama cose che dice di averci detto prima, e invece non l'ha mai fatto.
Direi che l'unica cosa per cui r
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Rodrigoleite
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Amber
When I was in year three I had a wonderful teacher who would bring a book from home and read a few chapters of it to us as a treat everyday. Robin Hood was one of these books, after he read it to us, he put it on our tiny bookcase in the room for anyone to read. I devoured it about four times over after he had finished it for the class. Brilliant book.
Tara Lynn
I LOVED Robin Hood and everything I could find about his legend when I was a child. Although this book was made into several movies (and most notably was the origin material for Errol Flynn's Robin Hood,) it does stray pretty far from the original material concerning Hood's legend.
Jake.l
Dec 07, 2012 Jake.l marked it as to-read
This book is written Alexandre Dumas this book has a lot of adventure and drama. My favorite part was when he tried to show the guy that he was a good archer and he hit the dear dead center in the target and the guy was surprised this book is GREAT!!!.
Satyabrat Mishra
I knew the folklore of Robin Hood, but Dumas created a new character in itself; A Robin Hood that was darker, meaner and more fascinating than even before. Loved it; Read it at the risk of doing miserably in my Vivas but was totally worth it.
Andrea Jones
Welcome back to Sherwood Forest...

The delights of Dumas’ novels are well known. Less known today are his tales of Robin Hood. With great pleasure, we present these two old works to a new reading public: electronic book readers. "Prince of Thieves" and "Robin Hood the Outlaw" have virtually disappeared from bookshelves; they are now virtual books, accessible to the world from the Reginetta Press.

In "Prince of Thieves," Alexandre Dumas tells his own unique version of Robin Hood's origins and upbri
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ApettaVale
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Eleclyah
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Katerina
Ammetto di essere arrivata alla fine con grossissime perplessità.
Dumas, capisco che questo libro è postumo, ma tu hai scritto Il Conte di Montecristo. Lo so che sai fare di meglio.

Ci sono storie che rimangono impresse per il modo in cui sono scritte: mi viene in mente Anna Karenina, che se non fosse per come scrive Tolstoj sarebbe "solo" la storia di una donna che si stanca del marito e si prende un amante.

E ci sono storie che restano impresse per la loro potenza intrinseca, a prescindere da com
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Rachel
L’histoire est totalement différente de ce que j’avais vue et lue antérieurement donc ce fut une surprise qui m’a un peu dérouté. Pourquoi ? Parce qu’on y raconte plutôt l’histoire de Robin avant qu’il devienne ce que nous connaissons de lui, c’est-à-dire le “prince des voleurs”. Néanmoins, j’ai mieux compris la légende : ses origines et les raisons de ce surnom donnent plus de sens à l’histoire.

Cependant, il ne s’agit pas du meilleur roman de l’auteur à mon avis. En faite, c’est en fouillant su
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Monica Miller
Such an amazing classic book, and I'm sorry I didn't read it before. It's very well written, I love how Alexandre Dumas portrayed women, he really cherished and appreciated them, and so did all of his characters.

Robin Hood has been given a new identity in Dumas' novel, and he was kind, brave, fearless, and a very good role model to everyone (except for the King), and I loved his every moment, from early childhood til the end.

This opened my curiosity towards other novels written by Dumas, so I ca
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Lupurk
Finito il primo libro del nuovo anno...e non potevo cominciare meglio!
E' vero, il Robin Hood del libro è diverso da quello della leggenda, per molti versi, però...non c'è niente da fare, Dumas riesce sempre a coinvolgermi e a farmi ritagliare momenti di lettura in ogni secondo libero, per vedere come va avanti!!

Peccato aver scoperto che il libro che i libri in realtà sono due diversi! Esistono due volumi, che qui sono raggruppati tutti assieme (ma anche perché spesso, nelle edizioni italiane, ma
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Salman H. Dhrubo
Really a wonderful story. In fact each of the stories in the making of the bigger one was brilliantly crafted. Specially in the last few pages there were every kind emotions!!! Anyone can read this one here :) wont be disappointed at all.
Kiberius
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Germano Dalcielo
Questo breve romanzetto di 200 paginette non ci presenta un principe dei ladri affascinante e "mitico" quanto le trasposizioni cinematografiche hanno fatto negli ultimi anni. Sicuramente un Robin gioviale, birbante, generoso e grande arciere, ma Dumas si attiene alla mera sfera descrittiva e cronachistica delle sue imprese, la psicologia, il Robin uomo, sono toccati solo di striscio, quando alla fine la sua amata Marian lo lascerà solo col suo dolore.
Romanzetto sempliciotto, non mi ha lasciato
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Angélica De León
Es ése tipo de historias que hace que sientas que tú la estas viviendo junto con los personajes, se ha convertido en uno de mis favoritos...
PD. Quiero ir a un bosque y sentirme como Robin
alice
Jun 14, 2015 alice added it
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purtroppo temo di aver beccato una traduzione ridicola... vedi un certo Giannino che credo sia Little John oppure Marianna.... mi cercherò qualcosa dalla traduzione più recente!!!!
Meg
Ah, che gioia ritrovare il buon vecchio Robin!

Questa non è che una delle comparse del celebre eroe di Sherwood, ma è forse la più leggera e delicata. L'ideale, per cominciare l'anno in relax.
Joseph Tan
Robin Hood is one of my most favorite books. I almost felt sad the time Robin died.
People
Altogether a good story, but way too many old-fashioned confusing words.
Jireh Adalia
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Florin Pitea
It was Ok, but I preferred the Henry Gilbert novel on the same topic.
Sorin Constantin
O carte care-ţi stimulează dorinţa de luptă împotriva nedreptăţilor conducerii şi te fac să visezi la păduri :D
Dincolo de glumă, este o poveste frumoasă, captivantă, foarte plăcut de lecturat. O continuuă hărţuială a eroului cu primarul ţinutului din care plecase în cruciadă, ridicat în funcţie din lipsa vitejilor care îşi urmaseră regele în lupte.
Aceste lupte locale şi la adăpostul codrilor din Sherwood, duse pentru apărarea ţăranilor apăsaţi de biruri, se împletesc cu o frumoasă poveste de dra
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Frank
Only three stars for a Dumas book? What?
I love Dumas, he's one of my top three authors, but this is hard to rate on is own merits because there are so many other tellings of the Robin Hood story. It was better than some, but lacked in detail what other versions had, though the end of Marian was extremely well written and had my eyes moist and blurring the words. It did cover most of the main events, just not with much detail.
Tonya
Read when I was a child. Good Book!
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This note regards Alexandre Dumas, père, the father of Alexandre Dumas, fils (son). For the son, see Alexandre Dumas.

Alexandre Dumas, père (French for "father", akin to Senior in English), born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, was a French writer, best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his no
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