Robin Hood lives deep in the heart of Sherwood Forest. Together with his band of merry men, he fights to protect the poor from the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. Can Robin stop the Sheriff’s rise to power? And will he ever win the heart of the beautiful Maid Marian?
Robin Hood is an 1883 novel by the American illustrator and writer Howard Pyle, consisting of a series of episodes in the story of the English outlaw Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men.
The novel compiles traditional material into a coherent narrative in a colorful, inventive "Olde English" idiom that preserves some flavor of the ballads, and adapts it for children.
The novel is notable for taking the subject of Robin Hood, which had been increasingly popular through the 19th century, in a new direction that continues to influence later writers, artists, and filmmakers through the 21st century.
HOWARD PYLE (1853 – 1911) was an American illustrator and author, best known for his timeless creation Robin Hood. His other books, frequently with medieval European settings, include a four-volume set on King Arthur. He is also known for his drawings of pirates, and is credited with creating what has become the modern stereotype of the pirate costume. His novel Men of Iron was adapted as the movie The Black Shield of Falworth.