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Ivanhoe (Wordsworth Classics) (original 1819; edition 1995)

by Sir Walter Scott

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Title:Ivanhoe (Wordsworth Classics)
Authors:Sir Walter Scott
Info:Wordsworth Editions Ltd (1995), Edition: New Ed, Paperback, 464 pages
Collections:Kindle (read)
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Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott (Author) (1819)

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    morryb: Two Tales of Knights.
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    aulsmith: A light historical novel about what was happening with Richard in captivity while Ivanhoe is trying to keep England from falling apart.
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    Guanhumara: Scott's other great novel featuring Richard the Lionheart
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Great story......epic in fact. The cultural, ideological and racial tensions come together for a well written story that boils down to trust, love and friendship. ( )
  Hymlock | Apr 20, 2017 |
It's full of intrigue, adventure, and romance. The two women speak thoughtfully and articulately at various points, while the men speak with their swords and lances. ( )
  bkinetic | Apr 15, 2017 |
I liked this book for two reason. First, the author did a good job developing the characters and the plot. This story follows a disowned and dishonored knight named Ivanhoe and his journey to redeem himself. As readers read the story, they can see his interactions with different people and the decisions he makes. For example, in Chapter 4 (p. 62) Ivanhoe is challenged by Bois-Guilbert in a tournament after being ridiculed and taunted. Ivanhoe than rises up to the occasion and wins the battle. However, this was only a small part into his redemption. I also appreciated how there were illustrations after each page even though it was a chapter book, allowing readers to visualize what was going on in the story. Overall, this story is about redemption. ( )
  coh4 | Apr 7, 2017 |
Surprised that I liked it, with the Knights and such and so forth, and then not surprised at all. ( )
  sirk.bronstad | Feb 16, 2017 |
The iconic novel of knights in shining armor and damsels in distress, honor and glory in early Norman England. The language is a bit stilted but today's standard, but the book is good as the classic that it is. ( )
  hobbitprincess | Dec 20, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Scott, Walter, SirAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davidson, FrederickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dettore, UgoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hitchcock, Alfred M.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moffett, H. Y.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Page, MichaelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Richards, G. M.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tulloch, GrahamIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilson, Edward A.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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In that pleasant district of merry England which is watered by the river Don, there extended in ancient times a large forest, covering the greater part of the beautiful hills and valleys which lie between Sheffield and the pleasant town of Doncaster. The remains of this extensive wood are still to be seen at the noble seats of Wentworth, of Warncliffe Park, and around Rotherham. Here haunted of yore the fabulous Dragon of Wantley; here were fought many of the most desperate battles during the Civil Wars of the Roses; and here also flourished in ancient times those bands of gallant outlaws, whose deeds have been rendered so popular in English song.
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This is the main work for Ivanhoe, by Sir Walter Scott. Please do not combine with any adaptation, abridgment, etc.
ISBN 0821204718 - edited, abridged, and annotated by Robin S. Wright.
Academy Classics for junior high schools series - abridged and edited by J.C. Tressler
ISBN 028970250X - Edited, abridged and annotated by Robin S. Wright; illustrated by Christopher Bradbury
ISBNs 1587172488, 1587172496 - Adapted by Marianna Mayer

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140436588, Paperback)

"Ivanhoe" (1819) was the first of Scott's novels to adopt a purely English subject and was also his first attempt to combine history and romance, which later influenced Victorian medievalism. Set at the time of the Norman Conquest, "Ivanhoe" returns from the Crusades to claim his inheritance and the love of Rowena and becomes involved in the struggle between Richard Coeur de Lion and his Norman brother John. The gripping narrative is structured by a series of conflicts: Saxon versus Norman, Christian versus Jew, men versus women, played out against Scott's unflinching moral realism.

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The epitome of the chivalric novel, Ivanhoe sweeps readers into Medieval England and the lives of a memorable cast of characters. Ivanhoe, a trusted ally of Richard-the-Lion-Hearted, returns from the Crusades to reclaim the inheritance his father denied him. Rebecca, a vibrant, beautiful Jewish woman is defended by Ivanhoe against a charge of witchcraft -- but it is Lady Rowena who is Ivanhoe's true love. The wicked Prince John plots to usurp England's throne, but two of the most popular heroes in all of English literature, Richard-the-Lion-Hearted and the well-loved famous outlaw, Robin Hood, team up to defeat the Normans and reagain the castle. The success of this novel lies with Scott's skillful blend of historic reality, chivalric romance, and high adventure.… (more)

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