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                              Robin Hood Booklist
                                       
   This is a reading list involving the Robin Hood legend.
   
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   My criterion for these books is that it be concerned with the Robin
   Hood legend in some way. I have three basic categories: fiction,
   poetry, and non-fiction. There are a good number of research and
   old-manuscript references listed here that are probably unavailable
   except through a University-level library. I have split the books up
   into the following categories:
     * [1]Medieval Fiction: often published at any point in time, but
       discussing texts from this period. I've arbitrarily put everything
       pre 1600 in this section, although I realize this isn't the
       "medieval" period.
     * [2]Early Fiction (1600-1899): involves any fiction published
       during this time. If I have an 18th century commentary on a 15th
       century work, that goes here. (If it's a 18th century
       republication of something from prior to 1600, let me know and I
       will move it to the above category.)
     * [3]Modern Fiction (1900-present): includes all fictionalized
       accounts published in this century.
     * [4]Poetry: includes all poetic versions of the Robin Hood legend,
       regardless of when (first) published or written.
     * [5]Non-Fiction and Research: includes analyses of the Robin Hood
       legend: how it started, what purpose it filled, original texts,
       etc. Some of the texts that republish old work but include an
       analysis may have been mistakenly filed in one of the fiction
       categories above; let me know if this is the case.
       
   I encourage you to send in any comments you have on a particular book
   for inclusion. I'd like to be able to give a sense of what the book
   offers. In addition, if you have references to books on Robin Hood
   that are *not* listed here, please send them to me for inclusion.
   
   Disclaimer: I have not vouched for the accuracy of each and every
   entry in this list. I would like also to indicate which books are no
   longer in print. If you find mistakes or have additional information
   on a reference, by all means, let me know. It might take me a while,
   but it _will_ get put in ;-).
   
   Thanks to: Ann Carlson, Dean Clamons, Matthew Clark, Aaron C. Clarke,
   George T. Crafts, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes, Roger Gardiner, George M.
   Jacobs, Michael Kelly, Larry Hammer, Tovah Hollander, Jane Lean,
   Duncan MacGregor, John G. Norman, Robert Oliver, Emma Pease, Tirza van
   Rijn, John C. Sluder, David Salley, Eric John Thiesen, and Elaine
   Thompson for their contributions.
   
   Copyright 1994 by Cindy Tittle Moore. All rights reserved.
     _________________________________________________________________
   
Other Online Resources

   This is NOT meant to be comprehensive in any way, but just for your
   enjoyment, here are some online resources that readers have sent to
   me:
     * [6]The Robin Hood Text Archive
     * [7]The Robin Hood Project, The University of Rochester
     _________________________________________________________________
   
Medieval Fiction

   _Pre 1600_
   
   _The gallant achievements of Robin Hood : The famous history of Fryer
   Bacon: the romance of Robert the Devil_. Edinburgh : O. Schulze,
   [1904?]. Early English prose romances.
   
   Child, Francis J. _The English and Scottish Popular Ballads_. Child
   collected a number of pre 1600 ballads, including ones about Robin
   Hood, into this volume in the mid 1800's. He used earlier collections
   for his sources.
   
   Clawson, William Hall, _The gest of Robin Hood_. University of Toronto
   library, 1909.
   
   Gutch, John Mathew, ed., _A Lytell geste of Robyn Hode and his meiny_.
   Reprinted from the edition edited by John Mathew Gutch, following the
   Wynken de Worde and William Copland texts, by Edwin and Robert
   Grabhorn for the Westgate Press ;... San Francisco, [1932], 1847.
     _________________________________________________________________
   
Early Fiction

   _(1600-1899)_
   
   _The Adventures of Robert, Earl of Huntingdon, commonly called Robin
   Hood, the famous English archer : being a complete history of all the
   merry adventures and valiant battles_. Baltimore [Md.] : Printed and
   sold by William Warner, 1812.
   
   _The History of Robin Hood. A new and correct edition_. London :
   Printed for the Booksellers, 1816. Juvenile.
   
   Dumas, Alexandre, _pere_. _Robin des bois_. Paris, Editions Baudelaire
   [1966]. Translations available.
   
   Egan, Pierce (the Younger). _Robin Hood and Little John : or, The
   merry men of Sherwood forest_ London: Foster and Hextall, 1840.
   
   Marsh, John B. _The life and adventures of Robin Hood_. London, New
   York, G. Routledge and sons [1865?].
   
   Mills, Alfred, _Sherwood Forest, or, Robin Hood and Little John_
   (London : Published by E. Wallis ..., [ca. 1825]).
   
   M. P. (Martin Parker), _A true tale of Robin Hood, or, A brief touch
   of the life and death of that renowned outlaw, Robert, Earl of
   Huntington, vulgarly called Robin Hood : who lived and dyed in A.D.
   1198, being the 9th year of the reign..._ ([London] : Printed for J.
   Clark, W. Thackeray, and T. Passinger, 1686).
   
   Muddock, J.E. _Maid Marian and Robin Hood: A Romance of Old Sherwood
   Forest_ With 12 illustrations by Stanley L. Wood Philadelphia:
   J.B.Lippincott Company 1894.
   
   Pyle, Howard, _The merry adventures of Robin Hood : of great renown in
   Nottinghamshire_ (New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884, many
   reprints). This is a classic rendition, most often recommended to
   readers. A little "old fashioned" in its phrasing, it has a style and
   flair all its own.
   
   Peacock, Thomas Love, _Maid Marian_ (London : T. Hookham, 1822,
   reprinted).
   
   Southey, Robert and Caroline Southey, _Robin Hood : a fragment_ London
   : Edinburgh : William Blackwood, 1847).
   
   Scott, Sir Walter, _Ivanhoe_. Robin Hood appears as a minor character
   in this work.
   
   Seawell, Molly Elliot, _Maid Marian and other stories_. New York :
   Appleton, 1891.
   
   Tappan, Eva March. _Robin Hood, His Book_ Little, Brown & Company.
   1903. With colorplates.
   
   Waldron, F. G. (Francis Godolphin), ed., _The sad shepherd, or, A tale
   of Robin Hood : a fragment_ London : Printed for J. Nichols ... and
   sold by C. Dilly, 1783. With a continuation, notes, and an appendix.
     _________________________________________________________________
   
Modern Fiction

   _(1900-present)_
   
   ?, Robin of Sherwood Annual. World International Publishing.
   Manchester, 1986. ISBN 0-7235-6758-1. A children's book on Robin of
   Sherwood. Out of print.
   
   Bowman, Anne, _The boy foresters : a tale of the days of Robin Hood_
   (London ; New York : G. Routledge, [1905]). Juvenile fiction.
   
   Brown, Alice, _Robin Hood's barn_. (New York, Macmillan, 1913).
   
   Bulfinch, Thomas, _The age of chivalry ; or, Legends of King Arthur_
   (many editions).
   
   Burgess, Glyn, _Two Medieval Outlaws - Eustace theMonk and Fouke Fitz
   Waryn_. (Boydell & Brewer Ltd PO Box 9 Woodbridge Suffolk IP12 3DF).
   
   Carpenter, Richard, _Robin of Sherwood_, (Puffin Books. 1984. ISBN
   0-14-031690-6); Carpenter, Richard and Robin May, _Robin of Sherwood
   and the Hounds of Lucifer_, (Puffin Books. 1985. ISBN 0-14-031869-0);
   Carpenter, Richard and Anthony Horowitz, _Robin of Sherwood: The
   Hooded Man_, (Puffin Books. 1986. ISBN 0-14-032058-X); Carpenter,
   Richard, _Robin of Sherwood: The Time of the Wolf_, (Puffin Books.
   1988. ISBN 0-14-032660-X). _Out of print_. These four books are also
   collected in one volume, the omnibus: Carpenter, Richard, with Robin
   May and Anthony Horowitz, _The Complete Adventures of Robin of
   Sherwood_, (Puffin Books. 1990. ISBN 0-14-034450-0). The books to the
   marvellous Robin of Sherwood TV series. 'A magical retelling of the
   legend of Robin Hood'. Well written, great characters, gives a good
   impression of what it must have been like in mediaeval times, the
   mysticism and sorcery fits in, great sense of humour.
   
   Chase, Nicholas. _Locksley_. St. Martins/Marek, New York. 1983. ISBN
   0-312-49428-9. A highly improbable and highly entertaining retelling
   of the legend as it "might have actually happened." Good reading. Of
   interest is to note that 'Nicholas Chase' is a nom de plume for the
   brothers Hyde; Anthony (The Red Fox, China Lake, Formosa Straights)
   and Christopher (Maxwell's Train, Whisperland, Hard Target and many
   others). The opening for the Costner/Robin Hood film appears to have
   been inspired by this novel, as well.
   
   Creswick, Paul. N.C. Wyeth, illustrator. _Robin Hood_. Charles
   Scribner's Sons, New York. Reprint. Original copyright 1917, Wyeth,
   1957. 1984. ISBN 0-684-18162-2. The illustrations alone make this book
   worth getting. A nicely told version of the Robin Hood legend.
   
   Doherty, P. C. _The Assassin in the Greenwood_ (1993?), is a telling
   of the death of Robin Hood, and how an "under-sheriff" of Nottingham
   masqueraded as Robin to discredit him. The book is interesting in that
   it has a brief afterword by the author. In it, he claims that Robin
   was not a contemporary of Richard I (and John), but of Edward I. He
   suggests that Robin was a supporter of Simon de Montfort's revolt
   against the king in the mid-13th century and fled to Sherwood forest
   after the revolt failed. The plot is not that great, but the setting
   is well-rendered (including the tendency to violence that was said to
   be common in those days).
   
   Emery, Clayton, _Tales of Robin Hood_ (New York : Baen Pub
   Enterprises; distributed by Simon & Schuster, 1988).
   
   Finnemore, John, _The story of Robin Hood and his merry men_ (London,
   A. and C. Black, 1917).
   
   Fraser, Antonia, _Robin Hood_ (Illustrated by Rebecca Fraser. [1st
   American ed.]. New York, Knopf [c1971]).
   
   Friesner, Esther, _The Sherwood Game_ (Baen Books, Riverdale, NY,
   1995. ISBN 0-671-87641-4).
   
   Furlong, Monica, _Robin's Country_ (Knopf, 1995).
   
   Gilbert, Henry, Robin Hood. Wordsworth Classics. Herfordshire, 1994.
   ISBN 1-85326-127-0. The book itself dates from 1912 and it shows in
   the language. It is a fairly complete Robin Hood story. It has two of
   the Little People as Robin's closest friends.
   
   Goldberg, Moses, _The outlaw Robin Hood_ (New Orleans : Anchorage
   Press, c1980).
   
   Goldman, James, _Robin and Marian_ (New York, Bantam Books, 1976). The
   major portion of this book is Goldman's original screenplay for the
   movie , which starred Audrey Hepburn (Maid Marian), Sean Connery
   (Robin Hood), Robert Shaw (Sheriff of Nottingham), Nicol Williamson
   (Little John), and Richard Harris (King Richard). Also included in the
   volume are 3 short essays. 'Where Have All the Heroes Gone?' laments
   the lack of heroes with High Principles and Noble Dreams, muses on
   heroes grown old--Ulysses, Ben Hogan, Fritz Kreisler--and sets up his
   premises/questions: What happened to Robin and Marian after they had
   grown old? (not doddering, but fifty-something), and Why do some of
   the versions of the myth have Marian killing Robin?. 'What All the
   Singing Was About' gives some historical background on the Robin Hood
   myth and why it has survived some 700 years and still has the power to
   move us. 'Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Screenplays and
   Were Afraid to Ask" is his insider's view of writing the screenplay,
   selling it, and making the movie.
   
   Godwin, Parke. _Sherwood_. Avon Books, New York. 1992. ISBN
   0-380-70995-3. _Robin and the King_, 1993, Avon Books, NY ISBN
   0-380-70996-1. Excellent, well thought out story. Placed during the
   Norman invasion of 1066. Unusual depth of characterization, you get a
   real feel for what the clash between the Saxons and Normans must have
   been like. Second book is set in both France, to where Robin has been
   exiled but still serves the King, and England.
   
   Green, Roger Lancelyn, _Robin Hood_, (Penguin Books. 1982). A kind of
   compilation of various other Robin Hood books (quotations preceed
   every chapter).
   
   Green, Simon, _Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves_, (Fantail books. 1991.
   ISBN 0-14-090340-2). The novelization of the Kevin Costner Robin Hood
   movie.
   
   Greenberg, Martin H., ed., _The fantastic adventures of Robin Hood_
   (New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin, 1991). A collection of thirteen
   short stories by fantasy and speculative writers offering alternative
   glimpses of the life and legend of Robin Hood and his merry men. It's
   quite funny at times.
   
   Harvey, George Cockburn, ed. and Edwin John Prittie, illus. _Robin
   Hood_. (Chicago: John C. Winston Co., 1923.) Black and White
   illustrations, with several color ones. All done by Prittie. Large
   print edition, so I assume for children. Some unfamiliar words are
   noted with asterisk and defined at bottom of page. Example:
   hinds=laborers. Book includes an Appendix with info about the real
   Robin Hood. This info is in the form of a "quotation from the
   abridgment of Ritson's Life of Robin Hoo, as given by Gutch" (345).
   Also in the Appendix is the ballad "Robin Hood and Allin'A' Dale."
   
   Hayes, Sarah, _Robin Hood_ (Illustrated by Patrick Benson, 1st
   American ed. New York : Henry Holt, 1989).
   
   Heal, Edith, _Robin Hood_. Introduction by Philip Allen, illustrated
   by Dan Content. Rand McNally & Co. Windermere Series, copyright 1928,
   multiple eidtions printed. This book runs 626 pages and is remarkable
   in its emphasis on Robin as a very pious and religious man, in fact a
   "monk," who refuses Maid Marian.
   
   Herbertson, Agnes Grozier, _Heroic legends : the stories of St. George
   and the dragon, Robin Hood, Richard and Blondel, and other legends_
   (Illustrated by Helen Stratton, London: Blackie and Son, 1908).
   
   Holt, James Clarke, _Robin Hood_ (London : Thames and Hudson, c1982,
   rev. 1989).
   
   Kluger, Richard, _The Sherrif of Nottingham_ (N.Y.: Viking, 1992, ISBN
   0-670-84022-X). A new fictional work which sets the story at the time
   of King John, but focuses on the much maligned sheriff of Nottingham.
   Kluger has historical notes identifying a historical sheriff of the
   period, Philip Mark, and recreates him as a rather sympathetic, if
   plodding, character.
   
   Knight, Stephen and Thomas Ohlgren, eds., _Robin Hood and Other Outlaw
   Tales_, Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 1996.
   The 600-page anthology is now in production and will be published in
   Fall 1996. It contains a full range of literary texts including the
   ballads, plays, and analogues in Old French and Anglo-Norman. All of
   the English works have been re-edited from original materials,
   including a new text of "Gamelyn" and two new ballads recently
   discovered in the British Library.
   
   Lang, Andrew, ed., _The story of Robin Hood, and other tales of
   adventure and battle_ (Illustrated by H. J. Ford, New York : Schocken
   Books, 1968).
   
   McKinley, Robin, _The Outlaws of Sherwood_ (1st ed. New York :
   Greenwillow Books, c1988). A very nice retelling of the legend. Strong
   female characters.
   
   McSpadden, J. Walker, _The Adventures of Robin Hood & His Merry
   Outlaws_ (Greenwich House, Crown Publishers, New York. 1984 reprint).
   ISBN 0-517-43602-7.
   
   Newboldt, Sir Henry John, ed., _The Greenwood : a Collection of
   Literary Readings Related to Robin Hood_ London, Edinburg, T. Nelson,
   1926).
   
   Pease, Howard, _The Gypsy Caravan_ (Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday,
   Doran & Company, inc., 1930). Being the merry tale of the travels of
   Betty and Joe with the gypsies. Robin Hood is a peripheral character.
   
   Rhead, L. J. (Louis J.), _Bold Robin Hood and his outlaw band_ (New
   York, London, Harper & Brothers, 1912).
   
   Roberson, Jennifer, _Lady of the Forest_ (1992). The lady is Marian,
   the forest is Sherwood, and Robin is Robert, the son and heir of the
   Earl of Huntingdon. Roberson wrote the book using all the characters
   for viewpoint (Sheriff, Earl, Robert, Will Scarlet, Marian, etc.)
   which while slowing it down in some ways, provided all sorts of
   different perspectives on the action, since *everyone's* version is
   present. This is set in the times of the Crusades and historical
   details are handled pretty well.
   
   Skinner, Eleanor Louise, _Tales and plays of Robin Hood_ (New York,
   Cincinnati [etc.] American book company [ s1915]).
   
   Speak, Harold, _Robin Hood of Wakefield_ ([Ossett, H. Speak & J.
   Forrester, 1970]).
   
   Stocqueler, J. H. (Joachim Hayward), _The forest queen, Maid Marian. A
   story of Robin Hood, and his merry men, in Sherwood Forest_ (London,
   Lea [n.d.]).
   
   Sutcliff, Rosemary, _The Chronicles of Robin Hood_. (Oxford University
   Press. 1953). Goes as a children's book, but worthwhile reading for an
   adult too. A very nice retelling of the Robin Hood legend.
   
   Singer, Marilyn, _Lizzie Silver of Sherwood Forest_ (Illustrated by
   Miriam Nerlove, 1st ed. New York : Harper & Row, c1986). Juvenile.
   
   Stone, Eugenia, _Robin Hood's arrow_ (Illustrated by Rafaello Busoni,
   Chicago : Follett Publishing Co., c1948).
   
   Storer, Ronald D. K. _Robin Hood_ (Mumbai : Oxford University Press,
   1986).
   
   Tomolinson, Theresa. _The ForestWife_ (Orchard Books, 1995).
   
   Trease, Geoffrey. _Bows against the Barons_, (Leicester: Brockhampton
   1966 (c1934)). Because he was close to university and had very
   left-wing leanings (as so many English university types had at that
   time) this is a very "socialist" Robin Hood tale.
   
   Vance, Eleanor Graham, _Adventures of Robin Hood_ (Illustrated by Jay
   Hyde Barnum, prepared under the supervision of Josette Frank, New
   York, Random House, c1953).
   
   Vansittart, Peter, _The death of Robin Hood : a novel_ (London : Owen,
   c1981).
   
   Whitby, Sharon, _The Last of the Greenwood_. (New York, Pyramid
   Publications, HBJ. 1975). Romance/Adventure retelling of the Robin
   Hood legend, concentrating on Robin's relationships with Marion.
   Enjoyable story.
   
   White, T.H., _The Once and Future King_. Includes a longish diversion
   in which Wart and Kay meet one "Robin 'ood," though it's explained
   that "'ood" is not short for "Hood," but "yer know, 'ood -- like this
   'ood we're standin' in."
   
   Williams, Jay, _The good yeomen_ (New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts
   [1948]).
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Poetry

   Dietrick, Laurabelle and Joseph Franz-Walsh, _The merry ballads of
   Robin Hood_ (Illustrated by Edna Reindel, New York, The Macmillan
   Company, 1931). The whole story of that Robin Hood, known as Earl of
   Huntington, and Locksley.
   
   Dobson, R.B. and J. Taylor, eds., _Rymes of Robyn Hood : an
   introduction to the English outlaw_ (Pittsburgh : University of
   Pittsburgh Press, 1976).
   
   Dobson, R. B. and John Taylor. _Rymes of Robyn Hood : an introduction
   to the English outlaw_. Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press,
   1976. Considered one of the best editions of poems and ballads devoted
   to Robin Hood. Criticial commentary accompanies each poem.
   
   Hunt, Leigh, _Ballads of Robin Hood_ (Cedar Rapids, Ia., Priv. print.
   [The Torch Press] 1922). With some manuscript reproductions.
   
   Jonson, Ben [1573?-1637], _Ben Jonson's Sad shepherd, with Waldron's
   continuation_ (Ed. by W. W. Greg. Louvain, A. Uystpruyst; [etc., etc.]
   1905).
   
   Jonson, Ben, _The sad shepherd: or, A tale of Robin Hood, a fragment_
   (many editions).
   
   Lees, Jim, ed., _The ballads of Robin Hood_ (Illustrated by David
   Gentleman, Cambridge : University Press, 1977).
   
   Munday, Anthony, _The death of Robert, Earl of Huntingdon. (Oxford,
   Printed for the Malone Society by V. Ridler at the University Press,
   [1967] 1601).
   
   Munday, Anthony, The downfall of Robert, Earl of Huntingdon ([Prepared
   by John C. Meagher]. Oxford, Printed for the Malone Society by V.
   Ridler at the University Press, [1965] 1601).
   
   Ritson, Joseph, ed., Robin Hood: A collection of all the Ancient
   Poems, Songs, and Ballads, no extant, relative to that celebrated
   English Outlaw; to which are prefixed Historical Anecdotes of his Time
   (London, 1795, printed for T. Egerton, Whitehall, and J. Johnson, St
   Paul-Church-Yard.) This book (originally published in two volumes) has
   been reprinted many times; the latest is a facsimile reprint of the
   1865 edition entitled Robin Hood: Ancient Poems, Song and Ballads (R.
   Broomhead, Chesire, 1994; ISBN 0 9524003 0 8).
   
   Ritson, Joseph, ed., Robin Hood : a collection of all the ancient
   poems, songs, and ballads (London : Printed for Longman, etc., 1820).
   
   Sidgwick, Frank, ed., Popular ballads of the olden time (London,
   Sidgwick & Jackson, ltd., 1912). Ballads of Robin Hood and other
   outlaws.
   
   Tennyson, Baron Alfred, The foresters, Robin Hood and Maid Marian (New
   York, Macmillan, 1892).
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Non-Fiction and Research

   Bellamy, John G., Robin Hood : an historical enquiry (Beckenham, Kent
   : Croom Helm, [1985]).
   
   Campbell, William W., An historical sketch of Robin Hood and Captain
   Kidd (New York, C. Scribner, 1853).
   
   Corcoran, Kelvin, Robin Hood in the dark ages (preface by Tom Raworth,
   London ; New York : Permanent Press, 1985).
   
   Fithian, Edward William, The life of Robin Hood, the celebrated
   outlaw; comprising an historical account of his birth, famous
   exploits, merry speeches, ballads, and gallant behaviour (London,
   Nicholson [1900?]).
   
   Gable, J. Harris, Bibliography of Robin Hood (Lincoln, Neb., 1939).
   
   Hargrove, Ely, Anecdotes of archery; from the earliest ages to the
   year 1791 (York, Hargrove, 1792). Including an account of the most
   famous archers of ancient and modern times; with some curious
   particulars in the life of Robert Fitz-Ooth Earl.
   
   Harris, Percy Valentine, The truth about Robin Hood ([6th ed.]. London
   [1957]). Evidence of the hero's actual existence.
   
   Hilton, R.H., ed., Peasants, Knights, and Heretics: Studies in
   medieval social history, (Cambridge & N.Y.: Cambridge U.P., 1976).
   Series: Past and Present Publications.
   
   Holt, J. C. Robin Hood. London : Thames and Hudson, 1982. A very
   useful survey of the origins and development of the Robin Hood
   stories, with good illustrations and maps. New edition: Robin Hood -
   Revised and Enlarged Edition (Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 1989;
   ISBN 0 500 27541 6).
   
   Keen, Maurice Hugh, The outlaws of medieval legend (Toronto,
   University of Toronto Press, 1961, reprinted in 1977).
   
   Knight, S., Robin Hood: A Complete Study of the English Outlaw.
   Oxford, Blackwell, 1994. 256pp, 24 b+w illustrations, 1 map.
   
   Malcomson, Ann., ed. Song of Robin Hood. Music arranged by Grace
   Castagnetta, designed and illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton. Houghton
   Mifflin Co., 1947, printed by The Riverside Press, Cambridge,
   Massachusetts. This is a volume of Robin Hood ballads arranged with
   the most "authentic" melodies the compilers had available. But what
   really sets the book apart are the incredible, fine black-and-white
   line drawings which grace every page in the most ornate profusion.
   
   Matthews, John, Robin Hood - Green Lord of the Wildwood. Gothic Image
   Publications. Somerset, 1993. ISBN 0-906362-24-5. It explores the
   relation between Robin Hood and the Faery (Puck, Robin Goodfellow),
   Herne, the Green Man, the May Day Games, and the Morris Dance.
   
   Miles, Bernard, Robin Hood, his life and legend (Illustrated by Victor
   G. Ambrus, Chicago : Rand McNally, 1979). Victor G. Ambrus is an
   excellent illustrator. His arms and armour are not always absolutely
   right, but are usually pretty good; his heraldry is not always clearly
   understood, but then heraldry for the Robin Hood stories is even more
   hypothetical than that of the Arthurian tales. His horses are
   wonderful. The book is worth having just for the pictures, quite apart
   from Lord Myles' rather thoughtful commentary.
   
   Nelson, Malcolm A. (Malcolm Antony), The Robin Hood tradition in the
   English renaissance (Salzburg, Inst. f. Engl. Sprache u. Literatur,
   Univ. Salzburg, 1973).
   
   Robin Hood: The Man Behind the Myth (1995).
   
   Pringle, Patrick, Stand and Deliver: Highwaymen from Robin Hood to
   Dick Turpin Copyright 1991 Dorset Press. ISBN 0-88029-698-4. This is a
   very interesting book, but RH is discussed only on pp 13-15.
   
   Schroeck, Robert M. and Peggy, GURPS Robin Hood - Adventures in
   Sherwood Forest ... And Beyond. Steve Jackson Games. 1992. ISBN
   1-55634-215-2. Although meant in the first place as a manual for
   playing a Robin Hood role playing campaign using the GURPS (Generic
   Universal RolePlaying System) system, it contains lots of useful
   background information on the Robin Hood legend.
   
   Siefker, Phyllis. [8]Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men. Robin Hood is
   included in teh chapter on "Merrie Olde England: From Pagan to Puck."
   
   Stallybrass, Peter. "`Drunk with the Cup of Liberty': Robin Hood, the
   Carnivalesque, and the Rhetoric of Violence in Early Modern England."
   Semiotica 54, no. 1/2 (1985): 113-145. Reprinted in The Violence of
   Rhetoric, edited by Nancy Armstrong and Leonard Tennenhouse. New York:
   Routledge, 1990. Here's an interesting account of the politics of
   Robin Hood in the sixteenth century.
   
   Walker, John William, The true history of Robin Hood (With illus. by
   Ethel W. Walker, [Wakefield] West Yorkshire Print. Co., 1952,
   reprinted).
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    Robin Hood Booklist
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