The Adventures of Robin Hood: An English Legend, Retold by Paul Creswick

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Hardcover, 318 pages
The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., 1991
First Edition

Of the numerous books that retell the legend of Robin Hood, the version written by Paul Crewswick (1866-1947) is among the most popular.  Drawing from the rich and varied lore surrounding the beloved outlaw, this spirited reworking of Robin Hood's many adventures is a vibrant introduction to Friar Tuck, Little John, Maid Marian, the Sheriff of Nottingham, and, of course, Robin Hood, the hero whose generosity and sense of justice continue to intrigue readers today as much as they did eight hundred years ago.  Original oil paintings by N. C. Wyeth capture the vitality of this classic tale.

Afterword by J.C. Holt

Includes the 4-page Reader's Digest pamphlet about the book and author.

About the Author

James Paul Creswick (1866-1947) published his first story, "The Only Prince" in The Quarto in 1897. He is also known for his ghost story The Beaten Path: A Fantasy (1924) and sci-fi novel The Turning Wheel (1928), which combined mystical themes with contemporary disaster motifs. His Robin Hood and his Adventures (1902) is one of the tale's most famous adaptations.

N.C. Wyeth (1882–1945) began his artistic career as a young adult. Born in Needham, Massachusetts, Wyeth traveled the American West extensively and drew what he saw. His prolific career includes three thousand works and more than one hundred book illustrations, including those for a majority of the Scribner Illustrated Classics series.