The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood - Preface and Prologue Summary & Analysis

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The novel was written in 1938 but takes place in England in the early 1200's. Utilizing a mock medieval English language and woodcut prints by the author, the series of stories tells of a band of outlaws who vow not to hurt women or children, but instead, rob from the rich and give to the poor. The book may be read as a series of short stories or as a a longer, continuous story. Told in a lighthearted, flourishing style that matches the setting, Robin Hood and his band of merry men continually foil the efforts of the Sheriff of Nottingham and others to bring them to justice.

The author explains that the reader should not look for seriousness in the story, but, rather, for mirth and gay colors. Henry II, a stout, lusty fellow with a quick temper, will be a character as...

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