Banished from England for seeking to marry against his fatherís wishes, Ivanhoe joins Richard the Lion Heart on a crusade in the Holy Land. On his return, his passionate desire is to be reunited with the beautiful but forbidden lady Rowena, but he soon finds himself playing a more dangerous game as he is drawn into a bitter power struggle between the noble King Richard and his evil and scheming brother John. The first of Scottís novels to address a purely English subject, Ivanhoe is set in a highly romanticized medieval world of tournaments and sieges, chivalry and adventure where dispossessed Saxons are pitted against their Norman overlords, and where the historical and fictional seamlessly merge.
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Walter Scott (1771-1832) was an extremely influential novelist, establishing the form of the historical novel and the short story. He wrote both dramas and novels, including The Antiquary and The Tale of Old Mortality.
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Book Description Penguin, Harmondsworth, UK. Softcover. Book Condition: Neu. Ohne Schutzumschlag. Sir Walter Scott - Ivanhoe, 526 S., Taschenbuch, Penguin, Popular Classics, neu. Exuberant, colourful and packed with incident, Ivanhoe is Sir Walter Scott's great romance of the Age of Chivalry. Scott's noble knight, brave Ivanhoe, returns home from the crusades to claim Rovena, an Anglo-Saxon princess, to be his bride. Before long he is embroiled in teh struggle between Prince John and his brother, Richard the Lionheart, who has returned incognito and enlisted the aid of Robin Hood and his merry men to win back the throne of England. Caught at the right age, or in the right mood,it is hard to imagine a reader finding any book more exciting or more delightful. a wonder of suspense. Bookseller Inventory # 004041
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