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The Sheriff of Nottingham
The Sheriff of Nottingham
Author: Richard Kluger
ISBN-13: 9780140177039
ISBN-10: 0140177035
Publication Date: 2/1/1993
Pages: 496
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Penguin
Book Type: Paperback
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Kluger's revisionist novel portrays the infamous Sheriff of Nottingham of Robin Hood fame as a scrupulously upright man fighting to retain his integrity in a vicious world, and his loyalty to a king whose cruelty and capricious temperament are legendary. Employing a wealth of historical detail that informs and intrigues without overwhelming, the author brings to life a wide variety of complex characters; readers will react with moral ambivalence and sympathy to even the worst of them. Kluger's novel is a detailed, evocative portrait of the age of corruption and conflicting loyalties that produced the Magna Carta. Highly recommended.