The book is an 1883 novel consisting of a series of episodes in the story of the English outlaw Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men.
It begins with the incident that forces Robin to become an outlaw, and progresses to how several individual characters joined his group of Merry Men and the adventures they had.
There are fights galore, and Robin often ends up on the losing side.
However, the winner always ends up joining his band.
Robin's love for disguises also shines forth in the adventures involving an archery competition and his impersonation of a butcher where he sits and dines with his arch enemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham.
He also finds the time to prevent a forced marriage and get the bride married to her lover.
The book ends on a happy note with King Richard the Lionheart making an appearance in Nottingham.
Intrigued by stories about Robin Hood, he expresses an interest to meet the outlaw......