The Sheriff of Nottingham by Richard Kluger

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A revisionist version of the Robin Hood legend portrays Philip Mark, a poor Frenchman commissioned as Sheriff of Nottingham, who is caught between his high ideals and the tyrannical whims of King John. A first novel. 20,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.
 

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Published February 4, 1992 by Viking Adult. 544 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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His oath of obedience is sorely tried at times, never more than when called upon by his enraged King to hang a group of well-born Welsh lads held hostage in the castle, but he remains true to the end, hoping for but never receiving knighthood as his just due.

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This earthy, richly textured tale by a NBA finalist inverts the Robin Hood legend, focusing instead on the customary villain--here identified with an actual 13th-century figure who is torn between duty and conscience in rooting out corruption.

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Simple Justice ), Kluger casts as the Sheriff of Nottingham one Philip Mark, an actual French soldier of fortune appointed sheriff by King John early in the 13th century, when the Robin Hood legend may have taken hold.

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