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Hailed by Victor Hugo as "the real epic of our age," Ivanhoe was an immensely popular bestseller when first published in 1819. The book inspired literary imitations as well as paintings, dramatizations, and even operas. Now Sir Walter Scott's sweeping romance of medieval England has prompted a lavish
new television production.
   In the twelfth century, Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe returns home to England from the Third Crusade to claim his inheritance and the love of the lady Rowena. The heroic adventures of this noble Saxon knight involve him in the struggle between Richard the Lion-Hearted and his malignant brother John: a conflict that brings Ivanhoe into alliance with the
mysterious outlaw Robin Hood and his legendary fight for the forces of good.
   "Scott's characters, like Shakespeare's and Jane Austen's, have the seed of life in them," observed Virginia Woolf. "The emotions in which Scott excels are not those of human beings pitted against other human beings, but of man pitted against
Nature, of man in relation to fate. His romance is the romance of hunted men hiding in woods at night; of brigs standing out to sea; of waves breaking in the moonlight; of solitary sands and distant horsemen; of violence and suspense." For Henry James, "Scott was a born
storyteller. . . . Since Shakespeare, no writer has created so immense a gallery of portraits."


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Synopsis:

Scott's classic historical romance, set in the twelfth-century England of King Richard I and Robin Hood, depicts the adventures of the heroic knight Wilfred of Ivanhoe in winning the hand of beautiful Lady Rowena while battling the scheming Prince John and his cronies. Reissue.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553902884
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
Fiction-Classics
Author:
Scott, Walter Sir
Author:
Walter, Scott
Author:
Scott, Walter
Author:
Scott, Walter G.
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Knights and knighthood
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19880401
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
544

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"Synopsis" by , Scott's classic historical romance, set in the twelfth-century England of King Richard I and Robin Hood, depicts the adventures of the heroic knight Wilfred of Ivanhoe in winning the hand of beautiful Lady Rowena while battling the scheming Prince John and his cronies. Reissue.
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