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Robin Hood

Robin Hood
A Collection of All the Ancient Poems, Songs, and Ballads, Now Extant, Relative to that Celebrated English Outlaw
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies

  • Date Published: January 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108078184

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About the Authors
  • A controversial literary critic and commentator, Joseph Ritson (1752–1803) made his reputation identifying and exposing literary forgeries. His enduring legacy, however, stems from his interest in the legend of Robin Hood. The combination of his passion for collecting literary antiquities, particularly medieval ballad poetry, and his political convictions in support of republican government, drew him to the tale of the English outlaw. This two-volume work, first published in 1795, is an important collection of texts relating to the legend. Ritson's aim was to present all the known poems and songs, and his research was so thorough that very little further material has been found since. This work helped transform the perception of the Robin Hood tradition, encouraging its serious study. Ritson's volumes have been reissued many times since their initial publication. Each text here is accompanied by engraved illustrations, and both volumes contain a glossary.

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    • Date Published: January 2015
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108078184
    • length: 528 pages
    • dimensions: 224 x 142 x 33 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 63 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    The life of Robin Hood
    Notes and illustrations
    1. A lyttle geste of Robyn Hode
    2. Robyn Hode and the potter
    3. Robin Hood and the beggar
    4. Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne
    5. A true tale of Robin Hood
    Glossary. Volume 2:
    1. Robin Hood's birth, breeding, valour, and marriage
    2. Robin Hood's progress to Nottingham
    3. The jolly pindar of Wakefield
    4. Robin Hood and the bishop
    5. Robin Hood and the butcher
    6. Robin Hood and the tanner
    7. Robin Hood and the tinker
    8. Robin Hood and Allin a Dale
    9. Robin Hood and the shepherd
    10. Robin Hood and the curtall fryer
    11. Robin Hood and the stranger
    12. Robin Hood and queen Katherine
    13. Robin Hood's chase
    14. Robin Hood's golden prize
    15. Robin Hood's rescuing Will Stutly
    16. The noble fisherman
    17. Robin Hood's delight
    18. Robin Hood and the beggar
    19. Little John and the four beggers
    20. Robin Hood and the ranger
    21. Robin Hood and Little John
    22. Robin Hood and the bishop of Hereford
    23. Robin Hood rescuing the widows three sons
    24. Robin Hood and Maid Marian
    25. The king's disguise
    26. Robin Hood and the golden arrow
    27. Robin Hood and the valiant knight
    28. Robin Hood's death and burial

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    Joseph Ritson

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