Green, Roger Lancelyn: The adventures of Robin Hood

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Roger Lancelyn Green THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD AUTHOR: The story The Adventures of Robin Hood was written by Roger Lancelyn Green. He became interested in myths and legends at an early age. His education at school, was interrupted by many kinds of illnesses. After he had studied at Oxford he became a presenter of traditional stories himself. From 1946 onwards he wrote many books, i.e.: biographies of his favourite authors, but his most famous books are the retellings of some traditional stories, including King Arthur. Andrew Lang, the Victorian compiler and presenter of fairy stories, was the writer who influenced Green most. Green never only tried to write the stories he also tried to bring light into the confusing legends. But writing was not the only job of Green. He acted as Noodler, the pirate in Peter Pan, and he was also a schoolmaster at his old college Oxford. THE STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK The book is devided into many chapters. At the beginning of each chapter is a short poem, which tells in not more than four lines the contents of the chapter. All poems are historical and I could hardly understand the meaning of them. The author collected the chapters from many different stories and ballads. For instance there was a short scene in this book, where Robin Hood helped Ivenhoe to rescue his Lady Rowana ( Chapter 20 ) The language of this book is very easy to understand and it is set in England in the Middle Ages, while Sir Richard C ur de Lion was prisoned in Austria ...

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