Hodd by Adam Thorpe - Signed
Adam Thorpe's ninth novel is both a thrilling re-examination of myth and a moving reminder of how human innocence and frailty fix and harden into history.
Who was Robin Hood? Romantic legend casts him as outlaw, archer, and hero of the people, living in Sherwood Forest with Friar Tuck, Little John and Maid Marian, stealing from the rich to give to the poor but there is no historical proof to back this up. The early ballads portray a quite different figure: impulsive, violent, vengeful, with no concern for the needy, no merry band, and no Maid Marian.
The book is in good condition with clean pages inside. The dust jacket shows signs of wear. The author has inscribed the book on the title page with "For Andrew, a great chain... in memory of Oxford days with warmest wishes Adam Edinburgh 30/Viii/ 09".