Ivanhoe (Waverley Novels, #5)

Ivanhoe (Waverley Novels, #5)

ISBN: 0140436588

ISBN 13: 9780140436587

Publication Date: March 30, 2000

Publisher: Penguin Books

Pages: 544

Format: Paperback

Author: Walter Scott

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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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