Ancient Legends Retold: A Little Book of Robin Hood: The Five Early Ballads

Ancient Legends Retold: A Little Book of Robin Hood: The Five Early Ballads

By: Michael Darce (author)Paperback

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This collection of five tales and one play contains the definitive Robin Hood. They are the earliest ballads and play and still the best of the bunch. 'Robin Hood and the Monk' is the earliest surviving manuscript, dated c.1450, and is considered the greatest of the ballads, though it was probably not sung, being described as a 'talkyng'; 'Robin Hood's Death' is one of the most satisfying tragedies in the English language; while 'A Lytell Geste of Robyn Hode' is a comprehensive account of the famous English outlaw - complete, unified and pointing quite clearly to the reign of Edward II as a probable time for an historical Robin Hood, despite the opinions of most of the experts.

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About Author

Michael Dacre is a professional storyteller specializing in traditional folk tales from the British Isles.

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/03/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780752489674
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780752489674
  • weight: 136
  • ISBN10: 0752489674

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