Robin Hood: Volume 2: A Collection of All the Ancient Poems, Songs, and Ballads, Now Extant, Relative to That Celebrated English Outlaw John Ritson

ISBN: 9781108078177

Published: November 11th 2014

Paperback

234 pages


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Robin Hood: Volume 2: A Collection of All the Ancient Poems, Songs, and Ballads, Now Extant, Relative to That Celebrated English Outlaw  by  John Ritson

Robin Hood: Volume 2: A Collection of All the Ancient Poems, Songs, and Ballads, Now Extant, Relative to That Celebrated English Outlaw by John Ritson
November 11th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 234 pages | ISBN: 9781108078177 | 4.70 Mb

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 hisMoreA 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. Ritsons 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. As well as a selection of texts, Volume 2 contains an appendix of shorter pieces, including some song lyrics with scores.



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