Ericsson, John Olof - Robin Hoods Hämnd

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Cover of Danish adaptation (1939) / Private collection.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-06-15. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-06-15.

Beginning in the mid-1920s, Stockholm school teacher, poet, travel writer, translator, and writer of children's books, John O. Ericsson,[1] published eleven children's books on Robin Hood that were to become the most frequently translated, adapted, republished and reprinted oeuvre on the outlaw by any Nordic writer. The total number of printings in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland will probably turn out to exceed 100.

Ericsson's Robin Hood books were not only translated but adapted and/or abridged and had their titles changed, deliberately or by mistake. The result is a rather confused situation, which could only be fully cleared up by someone with easy access to all issues of the books. While IRHB feels fairly confident that the later printings, adaptations and translations etc. actually inspected have been connected with the correct Swedish first editions, this cannot be said for items not owned or seen.


Ericsson's third Robin Hood book, Robin Hoods Hämnd ('Robin Hood's Revenge') was first published in 1934.


Editions

Including unabridged and abridged editions, translations and adaptations.

Translations

Danish

Finnish

Norwegian

Biography

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