logo-cropped

Nottingham’s independent bookshop | 14a Long Row, Nottingham NG1 2DH | 0115 8373097

Storyworlds of Robin Hood : The Origins of a Medieval Outlaw

Coote, Lesley
Format: Hardback
Publisher: REAKTION BOOKS
Published: August 10, 2020
ISBN: 9781789142327
320 pages, 20 black and white illustrations
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£20.00

Robin Hood is one of the most enduring and well-known figures of English folklore. Yet who was he? In this intriguing book, Lesley Coote re-examines the early tales about Robin in light of the stories, both English and French, that surrounded them – stories with which they shared many elements of form and meaning. In the process, she returns to questions such as `Where did Robin come from?’ and `What did these stories mean?’The Robin who reveals himself is as spiritual as he is he is secular and as much an `insider’ as he is an outlaw. And in the context of current debates about national identity and Britain’s relationship with the wider world, Robin emerges to be as European as he is English – or perhaps, as the author suggests, that is precisely the quality which made him fundamentally English all along.

Postage is calculated at 10% of your order value, up to a maximum of £3.00. There is a free postage option at checkout if you are housebound/shielding, on low income, or need help with postage costs for any other reason.  Your order will usually arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery prices and times to other countries may vary (prices calculated at checkout).