Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

by Howard Pyle
Publisher: Dover Publications
Trade Paperback, 296 pages
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"No archer ever lived that could speed a gray goose shaft with such skill and cunning as his, nor were there ever such yeomen as the sevenscore merry men that roamed with him through the greenwood shades. Right merrily they dwelt within the depths of Sherwood Forest, suffering neither care nor want, but passing the time in merry games of archery or bouts of cudgel play, living upon the King's venison, washed down with draughts of ale of October brewing.

"Not only Robin himself but all the band were outlaws and dwelt apart from other men, yet they were beloved by the country people round about, for no one ever came to jolly Robin for help in time of need and went away again with an empty fist."

Pyle takes the reader along with Robin Hood and his band on their merry adventures. They tell of Little John, Will Scarlet, and Allan a Dale, and how they came to join the band; how Robin Hood escaped the arrows of the grim Sheriff of Nottingham, and later revenged himself; what happened at the court of the gentle Queen Eleanor. The tales go on to tell of Little John as a barefoot friar, and Robin Hood as a beggar; the chase by the quick-tempered Henry II; a visit from the good King Richard of the Lion's Heart; and all the other exploits of Robin Hood and his band.

This is the only edition of the classic stories that reproduces both the original (1883) Pyle text and the famous Pyle illustrations in their entirety, including the page decorations. A favorite for generations, it will be welcomed again by parents and children alike in this sturdy paperback edition.

An unaltered republication of the 1st (1883) edition. 23 full-page illustrations plus many page decorations.



  1. How Robin Hood Came to Be an Outlaw
  2. Robin Hood and the Tinker
  3. The Shooting Match at Nottingham Town
  4. Will Stutely Rescued by His Companions
  5. Robin Hood Turns Butcher
  6. Little John Goes to Nottingham Fair
  7. How Little John Lived at the Sheriff's
  8. Little John and the Tanner of Blyth
  9. Robin Hood and Will Scarlet
  10. The Adventure with Midge the Miller's Son
  11. Robin Hood and Allan a Dale
  12. Robin Hood Seeks the Curtal Friar
  13. Robin Hood Compasses a Marriage
  14. Robin Hood Aids a Sorrowful Knight
  15. How Sir Richard of the Lea Paid His Debts
  16. Little John Turns Barefoot Friar
  17. Robin Hood Turns Beggar
  18. Robin Hood Shoots Before Queen Eleanor
  19. The Chase of Robin Hood
  20. Robin Hood and Guy of Gisbourne
  21. King Richard Comes to Sherwood Forest


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