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Ivanhoe (1819)

by Sir Walter Scott

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Series: Waverley Novels (1194), Waverley Novels, publication (1819)

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Relates the adventures of the Saxon knight Ivanhoe in 1194, the year of Richard the Lion-Hearted's return from the Third Crusade.
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It is hard to know what to say about Ivanhoe. It is part Robin Hood style adventure, part history and full of thematic richness. I was surprised that Ivanhoe himself figures into this tale somewhat sporadically. There are many characters who receive more in depth development, and the Jewess Rebecca is more fully developed than the heroine, Rowena.

The attitudes toward Jews in the novel make one uncomfortable in the same way that you feel when reading The Merchant of Venice. It is obvious that Scott himself does not sanction this view of Jews, but even the characters who admire and are helped by Rebecca make comments regarding being defiled by her presence or touch. I constantly had to attempt to put myself into the time in question and remind myself that this is history and to have written it any other way would have been false.

It is easy to see why Sir Walter Scott was a popular writer in his time and has survived. The story is fun, in the same way tales of King Arthur and his Knights are. The descriptions of the lists and tournaments are vivid portrayals. There are plot surprises, there is laughter, particularly in the forms of a jester and a Thane, and there is familiarity in the characters that we have seen time and again from this era, Richard the Lion-Hearted, Robin Hood and his Merry Men, and the evil King John. ( )
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That was unexpected very little about Ivanhoe. U would think that he is the main character in the book. ( )
  kakadoo202 | Jun 9, 2022 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Scott, Sir WalterAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Blanch, C.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bonet, IldefonsoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brock, C. E.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Davidson, FrederickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dettore, UgoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Domingual, CristiánCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Franklin, JohnIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hill, JamesCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hitchcock, Alfred M.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moffett, H. Y.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Page, MichaelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Richards, G. M.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Springer, NancyForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tulloch, GrahamIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilson, Edward A.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wood, Gillen D'ArcyIntroductionsecondary 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.
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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, DUTCH: 90-02-13331-6 - Edited, abridged and annotated by Robin S. Wright; illustrated by Christopher Bradbury
ISBNs 1587172488, 1587172496 - Adapted by Marianna Mayer

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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0140436588, 0451531361

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