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Robin Hood by Louis Rhead
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Dec 03, 07

bookshelves: classics
Recommended for: everyone with a miscevious spirit

I went to review this and was surprised by the number of authors for Robin Hood! I'm glad I remembered the author's name.
I first read an abridged version of Robin Hood and loved it so much I went out and bought a copy of the unabridged version and enjoyed reading that even more.
Robin Hood is unique in that it originated from ballades. My copy has a very nice introduction where this is explained and then it is said that Rheade researched as many of these as he could find and compiled his story from that. He may have pulled parts of the story from various story tellers. I mainly remember the intro saying that this is one of the more authentic versions of Robin Hood.
This book does not disappoint. Neither do the movies. I love all 3 of the movies I've seen, the standard one (with Costner I think), the Disney one, and lest I forget - Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Forgive me for liking the latter the most....
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