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Roger Lancelyn Green (1918–1987)

Autor(a) de King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

82+ Works 11,484 Membros 93 Críticas 7 Favorited

About the Author

Roger Lancelyn Green was born in England in 1918, where his family has lived for more than 900 years. He was often sick as a child and spent long periods confined to his room devouring Greek myths, medieval romances, and fairy tales. Green began a lifelong fascination with Greece and Greek culture mostrar mais when he first visited that country in 1935. He went on to compile and retell many Greek stories, including "Old Greek Fairy Tales," and "Jason and the Golden Fleece." Green also wrote his own stories, but he is better known for his retellings of folk tales from around the world. Roger Lancelyn Green died in 1987 (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Roger Lancelyn Green

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1956) — Autor — 2,186 exemplares
Tales of the Greek Heroes (1958) — Autor — 1,587 exemplares
Tales of Ancient Egypt (1967) 1,583 exemplares
The Tale of Troy (1958) 655 exemplares
C. S. Lewis: A Biography (1974) 427 exemplares
The Luck of Troy (1961) 144 exemplares
Book of Dragons (Puffin Books) (1900) 87 exemplares
Double Phoenix (1971) 82 exemplares
Two Satyr Plays: Euripides' Cyclops / Sophocles' Ichneutai (1957) — Tradutor — 61 exemplares
Heroes of Greece and Troy (1960) 48 exemplares
The King Arthur Collection (1350) 42 exemplares
A Book of Myths (1965) 42 exemplares
Tellers of tales (1946) 40 exemplares
A Book of Nonsense (1956) — Editor — 34 exemplares
Andrew Lang (1946) 25 exemplares
Tales from Shakespeare (1964) 22 exemplares
King Arthur, Teacher Guide (2011) 14 exemplares
Ancient Egypt (1963) 14 exemplares
Book of Other Worlds (1976) 14 exemplares
Ten Tales of Detection (1967) — Editor — 13 exemplares
Old Greek fairy tales (1958) 13 exemplares
Modern Fairy Stories (1955) 13 exemplares
Thirteen Uncanny Tales (1970) 13 exemplares
The Works of Lewis Carroll (1965) 13 exemplares
The land beyond the north (1958) 12 exemplares
King Arthur, Student Study Guide (2011) 11 exemplares
Mrs. Molesworth (1961) 10 exemplares
The land of the Lord High Tiger (1958) 9 exemplares
Lewis Carroll (1960) 9 exemplares
Tales of Make-Believe (1960) 9 exemplares
Strange Adventures in Time (1974) 8 exemplares
The story of Lewis Carroll (1947) 8 exemplares
The Tale of Ancient Israel (1969) 8 exemplares
A.E.W. Mason (1952) 8 exemplares
Fifty years of Peter Pan (1954) 8 exemplares
Jason and the Golden Fleece (1968) 7 exemplares
Tales of the Greeks and Trojans (1963) 7 exemplares
Mystery at Mycenae 6 exemplares
Myths From Many Lands (1965) 6 exemplares
Stories of Ancient Greece (1967) 5 exemplares
Sir Lancelot of the Lake (1966) 5 exemplares
The Book of Verse for Children (1960) 5 exemplares
From the World's End 5 exemplares
Tale of Thebes (1977) 4 exemplares
Ten Tales of Adventure (1972) 4 exemplares
Kipling and the children (1965) 4 exemplares
The theft of the golden cat (1955) 3 exemplares
Folk Tales of the World (1966) 3 exemplares
Nung-Guama (Read & Listen) (1991) 3 exemplares
The Secret of Rusticoker (1953) 3 exemplares
The Luck of the Lynns (1952) 3 exemplares

Associated Works

King Solomon's Mines (1882) — Introdução, algumas edições5,540 exemplares
The Complete Works of Lewis Carroll (1845) — Editor, algumas edições4,290 exemplares
Allan Quatermain (1887) — Introdução, algumas edições799 exemplares
The Spy's Bedside Book (1957) — Contribuidor — 343 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Arthurian Legends (1998) — Contribuidor — 189 exemplares
The Selected Letters of Lewis Carroll (1982) — Editor — 143 exemplares
The Letters of Lewis Carroll: 2 vols. (1979) — Editor — 40 exemplares
Lewis Carroll observed (1976) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Rejser i tid og rum : en bog om science fiction (1973) — Autor, algumas edições12 exemplares
Stories and Poems {Everyman’s Library} (1970) — Editor — 12 exemplares
The Diaries of Lewis Carroll (1953) — Editor — 10 exemplares
The Lewis Carroll Handbook (1931) — Editor, algumas edições10 exemplares
Thin Air: An Anthology of Ghost Stories (1966) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Lewis Caroll (1971) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Giants! Giants! Giants! (1980) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Diaries of Lewis Carroll, Volume II (of II) (1953) — Editor, algumas edições2 exemplares
The Ichneutai of Sophocles (The searching satyrs) — Tradutor, algumas edições2 exemplares
The Diaries of Lewis Carroll, Volume I (of II) (1954) — Editor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



A beautifully rendered tale of Robin Hood pieced together from a variety of folk poems and ballads, updated from Olde English, and weaved into a single coherent narrative. Though there is no one "canonical" text for Robin Hood, I feel like this one does justice to the spirit of the story by utilizing these original sources and not (seemingly) straying too far from them. As a result, each chapter reads like a tiny adventure on its own, roughly tied together with the chapter in front and behind. This made it an easy book to read, as there was little fear you might lose a thread.

My experience with Robin Hood is almost entirely formed by Hollywood and Disney. Though there is no "canonical" text for the story, I walked away from Lancelyn Green's novel feeling as though I learned something new about the legend of Robin Hood. Is there any basis in truth for these tales? History.com writes "English legal records suggest that, as early as the 13th century, Robehod, Rabunhod and other variations had become common epithets for criminals. But what had inspired these nicknames: a fictional tale, an infamous bandit or an amalgam of both?"

We're unlikely to ever know, but this is part of the mystery that makes Robin Hood so enticing, and has allowed for so many interpretations (for good or for bad). Going back to something closer to the original tales, however, was a pleasant and enlightening escape.
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nakedspine | 17 outras críticas | Nov 16, 2023 |
The story of Helen and the judgement of Paris, of the gathering Heroes and the siege of Troy; of Achilles and his vulnerable heel, reared by the Centaur on wild honey and the marrow of lions; of Odysseus, the last of the Heroes, his plan for the wooden Horse and his many adventures on his long journey home to Greece.
PlumfieldCH | 2 outras críticas | Oct 12, 2023 |
Reading Level: Grade 4-5
No awards for this book.
HannahAvery | 2 outras críticas | May 3, 2023 |
I felt this book provided good insight into Norse myths. I liked that they were arranged into one coherent narrative, & thought this organization worked well. I believe this is meant more for younger readers, but I (as an adult) found it plenty engaging
brp6kk | 14 outras críticas | Jan 7, 2023 |



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