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Maid Marian txt Maid Marian, text ebook Maid Marian, adobe reader Maid Marian, chapter 2 Maid Marian, Maid Marian e1a7a8 Here Are All The Heroes And Villains We Know And Love, Recast By A Keen Victorian Wit The Heroes Are Heroic And Just A Little Self Serving, Though Generous The Villains Are Villainous And Greedy And The Tale Is Told As Keenly As It Can Be Those Who Haven T Read Peacock Are In For A Treat


About the Author: Thomas Love Peacock

English novelist and poet For most of his life Peacock worked for the East India Co He was a close friend of Percy Bysshe Shelley, who greatly inspired his writing His best verse is interspersed in his novels, which are dominated by the conversations of their characters and satirize the intellectual currents of the day His best known work, Nightmare Abbey 1818 , satirizes romantic melancholy



10 thoughts on “Maid Marian

  1. says:

    Peacock s novel is a mostly witty satire of Regency s and despite being written in 1818 22 it has a modern sensibility This sensibility stems from the objects of satire gender relations, legality of governments etc , mutatis mutandis, still being relevant today Use of the past to contrast the present is nothing new and Peacock uses the mythical outlaw s realm to good effect Not that the outlaws realm is some kind of utopia view spoiler the revelation that Tuck has a secret mistress in direct contravention of the laws of their forest society hide spoiler


  2. says:

    I read this snoozefest for my PhD thesis.The drawing of the plot and characters is mediocre.The siege scene lifted almost out of Scott s superior Robin Hood novel Ivanhoe.Anyone who describes it as a witty satire is frankly talking bollocks Peacock was a mediocrity couldnt make a living from his bad writing so was an East India Company hireling who is only praised in academic works because he s easy to read the novel is but 100 pages Even the Romantics were not enamoured with it since publication in 1822 it enjoyed just three lowly selling editions 1822, 1830 briefly limited run , and an academic edited text in 1895.Read if you ve been assigned by a tutor if you hate yourself.


  3. says:

    I really liked this version I especially loved Peacock s notes pointing out anachronisms, because that s something I do I understand his compulsion to make things as accurate as possible I loved his Maid Marian, she had some guts, and would not take No for an answer as in, No, Marian, you mustn t run away to the woods to be with Robin Hood She was so courageous and an excellent fighter And as she is the title character of this book, I don t feel bad rambling about her The plots were typical to what you would see in a Robin Hood legend There wasn t a lot of the Sheriff involved, it was mostly the merry men playing host to loads of rich people traveling through the forest, and then hanging out with King Richard Like you do.


  4. says:

    This version of Robin Hood goes along pretty well with most of the traditional Robin Hood stories One difference is that Robin, the Earl of Locksley and Huntington, actually squandered away his fortune and poached the King s deer for love of the hunt rather than out of necessity His lands were then confiscated by King Henry and he was named outlaw for resisting arrest.For those who like strong women characters, this Maid Marian who s real name is Matilda can use a sword, quarter staff, and shoot a bow as well as Robin She also loves to hunt and likes being out in Nature.The only complaint I have is that some of the characters, Friar Tuck for instance, tend to be rather long winded Other than that I enjoyed the book and recommend it to anyone interested in Robin Hood.


  5. says:

    I had to read this one for class I d never heard of it before It s pretty easy and quick to read, and reasonably fun Marian s a bag of trouble, really At least as far as her father s concerned I think this course is going to be based on the portrayal of Marian, given the books on the list for it Interesting.There isn t much to it, to be honest I hope I can comment on it better once I ve reread it and gone to some lectures.


  6. says:

    This is Sir Walter Scott lite The characters are somewhat one dimensional, cartoony, and brushed in broad strokes, but still engaging and engrossing And for all the stereotypes trotted out, straight from a Hollywood back lot, Marian is refreshingly modern and independent the sort of women that woman readers crave to see in a genre overpopulated with damsels in distress and heroes to the rescue.


  7. says:

    with flowers, and in flowers, and on flowers


  8. says:

    so far it s kind of like reading a musical


  9. says:

    A fairly standard 19th Century adaptation of the 13th Century folklore legend of Robin Hood.


  10. says:

    Opening Now come ye for peace here, or come ye for war SCOTT The abbot, in his alb arrayed, stood at the altar in the abbey chapel of Rubygill, with all his plump, sleek, rosy friars, in goodly lines disposed, to solemnise the nuptials of the beautiful Matilda Fitzwater, daughter of the Baron of Arlingford, with the noble Robert Fitz Ooth, Earl of Locksley and Huntingdon.


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