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Author: Elsa Watson
ISBN: 1400050413
Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: Crown; First Edition edition (April 13, 2004)
Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
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e-Book Maid Marian: A Novel epub download

by Elsa Watson



Maid Marian is not great literature, but it was a pleasant read on a long flight home

Maid Marian is not great literature, but it was a pleasant read on a long flight home. Elsa Watson has put her own spin on the old Robin Hood-Maid Marian legend. In this version, Robin is a poor Saxon youth fleeing from the law and Marion a weathy heiress married as a child to a young nobleman by her guardian and evil Queen Eleanor. It seemed that Robin Hood was missing from much of the tale, but it was told from Marian's point of view. Needless to say, by the end of the novel, the evil are vanquished and Robin and Marian live happily ever after

Marian is left alone again-a widow who has never been a bride. An irresistible reimagining of the Robin Hood legend, Maid Marian brings to life the rollicking-and romantic-world of the Middle Ages.

Marian is left alone again-a widow who has never been a bride. But now, like all unmarried young ladies of fortune, she is made the ward of King Richard the Lionheart. Since Richard is away on Crusade, Marian's fate lies in the hands of his mother, the formidable Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. An orphan and heiress to a large country estate, Marian Fitzwater is wed at the age of five to an equally young nobleman, Lord Hugh of Sencaster, a union that joins her inheritance to his.

Maid Marian's role as a prototypical strong female character has also made her a popular focus in feminist fiction. Maid Marian – 2004 novel by Elsa Watson. There have been several books based on the fictional character: Maid Marian – 1822 novel by Thomas Love Peacock. Lady of the Forest; novel by Jennifer Roberson. Lady of Sherwood; novel by Jennifer Roberson.

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Marian herself is irrelevant and she knows it. Determined not to be sold into another sham . Maid Marian: A Novel. Crown/Archetype, 2004. Determined not to be sold into another sham marriage, she seeks out the one man whose spies can help uncover the queen's plans-Robin Hood, the notorious Saxon outlaw of Sherwood Forest. Marian is surprised to discover that the famed "prince of thieves" is not only helpful but handsome, likable and sympathetic to her plight. Picked up this book because of the beautiful cover and ROBIN HOOD! I have to say, the book design is lovely.

Maid Marian: A Novel. 1400082765 (ISBN13: 9781400082766).

An irresistible reimagining of the Robin Hood legend, Maid Marian brings to life the rollicking-and romantic-world of the Middle Ages.

She and her husband served with the Peace Corps in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa, for two years, where she began writing this novel in longhand, by lamplight.

Category: Historical Fiction Fairy Tales Romance. She and her husband served with the Peace Corps in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa, for two years, where she began writing this novel in longhand, by lamplight. After returnin. ore about Elsa Watson.

They looked sadly at my black skirts and twisted their handkerchiefs in their own bright laps.

They looked sadly at my black skirts and twisted their handkerchiefs in their own bright laps the flock, but we had such fears as to your state. How wretched for you!. They nodded in unison and gripped their hands, each thinking of her new fiancé and weighing, I supposed, the amount of sorrow she would feel at his death. Please, my dear gentle ladies, do not trouble yourselves, I said with a smile.

Maid Marian - Elsa Watson. For novels about Maid Marian and Robin Hood, I'd highly recommend Jennifer Roberson's 'Lady of the Forest,' or Robin McKinley's 'Outlaws of Sherwood' over this book. avidreaderlisaGo to avidreaderlisa's profile, opens in a new window. Of all the books and movies out there about Robin Hood, this book focused on Maid Marian was a great surprise to find and read.

An irresistible reimagining of the Robin Hood legend, Maid Marian brings to life the rollicking--and romantic--world of the Middle Ages.An orphan and heiress to a large country estate, Marian Fitzwater is wed at the age of five to an equally young nobleman, Lord Hugh of Sencaster, a union that joins her inheritance to his and vastly enriches his family. But when she is seventeen, Lord Hugh, whom she hasn't seen in years, dies under mysterious circumstances. Marian is left alone again--a widow who has never been a bride. Like all unmarried young ladies of fortune, she is made a ward of Richard the Lionheart, England's warrior king. But King Richard is away on Crusade and can’t be bothered with business at home. Marian's fate lies in the hands of his mother, the formidable Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, who will arrange her second marriage. The lucky bridegroom will get Marian's lands and, in return, pledge his loyalty--and silver--to King Richard. Marian herself is irrelevant and she knows it. Determined not to be sold into another sham marriage, she seeks out the one man whose spies can help uncover the queen's plans: Robin Hood, the notorious Saxon outlaw of Sherwood Forest. Marian is surprised to discover that the famed "prince of thieves" is not only helpful but handsome, likable, and sympathetic to her plight. Following her plan, Robin’s men intercept a letter from Queen Eleanor, from which Marian learns, to her horror, that she is to marry her late husband’s brother. His family has a history of mysterious deaths, and Marian knows she is in danger. Once married, her land becomes theirs and she can be easily disposed of--a fate she may have escaped once already. On the eve of her wedding, Robin Hood spirits Marian back to the forest, still in her wedding gown. Queen Eleanor believes her to be dead, and Marian begins a new life with Robin Hood's outlaws, who pledge to help her regain her fortune and expose the treachery of her enemies.
Monn
Maid Marian is not great literature, but it was a pleasant read on a long flight home. Elsa Watson has put her own spin on the old Robin Hood-Maid Marian legend. In this version, Robin is a poor Saxon youth fleeing from the law and Marion a weathy heiress married as a child to a young nobleman by her guardian and evil Queen Eleanor. It seemed that Robin Hood was missing from much of the tale, but it was told from Marian's point of view. Needless to say, by the end of the novel, the evil are vanquished and Robin and Marian live happily ever after. If ever the CW wants to tell the tale of Robin Hood and Maid Marian, I think this would make an excellect place to start.
Fordrellador
The author imagines a backstory of Maid Marian. As an orphaned heiress, she is not allowed to manage her own affairs, and her future will be whatever Queen Eleanor ( in the absence of both Richard and John) deems most advantageous to her royal ambitions. So Marian seeks out Robin Hood and unexpectently falls in love. In the end both are able to end their wild ways and assume their rightful places, where, we are assured, they will work to help their tenants and poor people in general. The author has done a serviceable if not great job at this retelling.
Gralinda
This book overall was outstanding. I adore the way Elsa Waters wrote this, even despite her use of first person perspective. (I personally prefer third person, as it tells a much stronger story than first or second person.) However, I gave it 4 stars of only for the characterization of Marian about 60% of the way through the book. I became really annoyed with the choices that Marian made and her reasoning for those choices. It was so simultaneously tedious and infuriating that I almost stopped reading. I'm glad I didn't, however, because I did enjoy how it ended. I feel like anyone who loves a good variation on the Robin Hood theme will really enjoy this book overall, despite that small part in the middle. :)
Hono
I read this novel simply because I was born at the edge of Sherwood Forest and often visited its natural beauty when I was young.
Making Marian the hero was a clever twist on the popular story of Robin Hood. It was an enjoyable read that also provided some insight into the communities and politics of those long ago times.
Ckelond
I really liked this book. The characters are well developed. The story and subplots are excellent. The Robin Hood Legend from the point of view of Maid Marian is really different from all the other Robin Hood stories I have read.
Ral
A lovely take on a well-known take. Not to give anything away, but it tells the Robin Hood story from the woman’s point of view and that’s refreshing!
Malhala
The story as told by Marian of her life and of Robin Hood with a good ending. I loved this book!
I really wanted to like this more, but it just didn't quite get there for me. Somehow the plot sort of rambled on and I found Marian to be flighty and unlikable for much of it. I was, however, pleased with the ending.