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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.
About the Author
Walter Scott (1771-1832), considered the inventor and master of the historical novel, wrote The Heart of the Mid-Lothian, Rob Roy, Old Morality, and Waverley, as well as narrative poems, a nine-volume Life of Napoleon, and a history of Scotland.
Graham Tulloch is Professor of English at Flinders University in Australia and the author of The Language of Sir Walter Scott.
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