What is the best Robin Hood book?

The movies coming out and I want to know the best Robin Hood book and not like a book that teaches but a real storyline and stuff not like a biography. And no little childrens versions real good ones.

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  • Jallan
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    1 decade ago
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    There is no “best” book.

    The original ballads can be read at http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/eng/child/index.ht... , 115 to 154, though the first two are not real Robin Hood ballads. A version with notes is found at http://www.archive.org/details/englishandscotti05c... .

    These are the surviving, original Robin Hood tales.

    Later writers in plays made Robin Hood into an outlawed nobleman, which made him more acceptable to the gentry. I don’t think any of these plays are available on the web, save for Anthony Munday’s play at http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924013122449 .

    Howard Pyle's “Merry Adventures of Robin Hood” was intended for older children and has become a classic. It is available at http://ia301511.us.archive.org/3/items/themerryadv... . Many think this is a “real good one''. It is a little twee for my taste, but I find it better as an adult than I did as a child. It is the version which is quoted in Mark Twain’s “Tom Sawyer” as the standard version.

    There are numerous other books, but none which have lasted. You will find some of those available on the web along with some of the ballads and the Pyle version (and some books that have “Robin Hood” in their title but aren’t about him) at http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=robin%20ho... .

    You might enjoy the Dumas book on this site. Alexandre Dumas also wrote the Three Musketeer novels.

    That is the best I can do.

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