Howard Pyle (1853-1911) was an American and author. His first success was his work for The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood in 1883. The book was released in both America and Britain and received much praise for it’s design. In his other work, Arthuriad, he demonstrated his fascination in the English tales. The book was both criticized and admired, but it still was regarded as having a sense seriousness. Pyle later published three collection of folk tales and rendition of the Brothers Grimm. He used several cultural influences to create his work. This allowed him to create something new and different. In his collection Twilight Land and a Modern Aladdin, he moved away from the English style and use Germanic influences instead. The result was something more oriental than his previous work.