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Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

Ivanhoe (original 1819; edition 1919)

by Sir Walter Scott

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Authors:Sir Walter Scott
Info:Bath, England, Cedric Chivers [c1919]
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Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott (Author) (1819)

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DNF at page 104

*sees that in the first 100 pages 70 of them consist of descriptions*

Thanks for the offer but this time I'll pass 😅
  Shay17 | Mar 30, 2018 |
Knights errant, jousting tournaments, a king in disguise and a plot against said king, fair damosels and their various distresses, a fool who is touchingly loyal to his gruff master, naughty templars and Robin of Locksley. What else could one possibly want or need in a story? Well, maybe just a smidge less anti-Semitism, to be honest. But otherwise, this one is a hoot.

(Seriously, the way Isaac of York is treated across the board by 'good' and 'bad' guys alike bothered me enough to knock me right out of the story on several occasions. Product of the times and all, I suppose, but the cavalier nature of it all sets my teeth on edge.) ( )
  electrascaife | Feb 21, 2018 |
This was one of my SantaThing pressies a couple of years ago that I didn't get round to reading until now. For a book titled Ivanhoe, the eponymous hero was a bit bland and absent, although having said that, I think he was one of the few characters in the book that didn't actively annoy me. I found Rebecca pretty much the only character in the book who wasn't flat as a piece of cardboard: she got to be brave, kind and complicated. And it shock me how casually racist and anti-semitic the book was in many places. ( )
  queen_ypolita | Nov 9, 2017 |
Ivanhoe, a romance set in the 12th century England, is a wonderful novel indeed. I loved Scott’s worded descriptions and dialogue. He paints a landscape with words.

While all of the characters have the typical romantic traits, the character of Rebecca stands out as a wonderful creation. She is beautiful, audacious and generous. While Rowena faces a crisis with tears, Rebecca shows a lot of strength and courage in such situations. She is also an interesting contrast to her father, Isaac of York, who personifies the stereotype of a wealthy, avaricious Jew.

As someone who loved reading the tales of Robin Hood, this was fun and enjoyable read.
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  kasyapa | Oct 9, 2017 |
La copertina era morbida, lucida e un po' arrotolata. La copia era ereditata perchè si trattava di un libro "da maschi": mala tempora... ( )
  icaro. | Aug 31, 2017 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Scott, Sir WalterAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davidson, FrederickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dettore, UgoTranslatorsecondary 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
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. 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, 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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"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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