By Eric Hobsbawm. "Among the violent popular heroes who are not regarded as simple criminals by public opinion," Hobsbawm discusses three "principal types...noble robbers, such as Robin Hood; avengers, like the Brazilian cangaçeiro Lampiao; and haiduks, or primitive resistance fighters." This is the revised edition, which includes a new intro and "an appendix on women and banditry," as well as an appendix "on social banditry in industrial society."
This is a 1981 Random House paperback in fairly fine fettle -- a couple of cover creases, and mild edgewear; some foxing, including a formerly dog-eared page; mild page toning; and a previous owner's name on the flyleaf (plus a stamp from a previous shop). But an elegantly designed, straight-spined volume that isn't often seen.