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ISBN: 8179920097
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Language: English
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House (December 1, 2005)
Pages: 274
Category: Action & Adventure
Subcategory: Literature
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Ivanhoe (/ˈaɪvənˌhoʊ/) is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, first published in late 1819 in three volumes and subtitled A Romance

Ivanhoe (/ˈaɪvənˌhoʊ/) is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, first published in late 1819 in three volumes and subtitled A Romance. At the time it was written it represented a shift by Scott away from fairly realistic novels set in Scotland in the comparatively recent past, to a somewhat fanciful depiction of medieval England. It has proved to be one of the best known and most influential of Scott's novels.

Now fitted the halter, now traversed the cart, And often took leave,-but seemed loath to depart! -Prior. Introduction to ivanhoe. The Author of the Waverley Novels had hitherto proceeded in an unabatedcourse of popularity, and might, in his peculiar district of literature,have been termed "L'Enfant Gate" of success. It was plain, however, thatfrequent publication must finally wear out the public favour, unlesssome mode could be devised to give an appearance of novelty tosubsequent productions.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia and North America. This version of the Ivanhoe book is very difficult to read (the paperback version with the burgundy and gold cover). Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor. The pages are . "x11", single-spaced, with tiny fonts. Some pages have zero paragraph breaks, which are also single-spaced.

Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scott Ivanhoe is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, first published in 1820 in three volumes and subtitled A Romance

Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scott Ivanhoe is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, first published in 1820 in three volumes and subtitled A Romance. I constantly had to attempt to put myself into the time in question and remind myself that this is history and to have written it any other way would have been false.

Sir Walter Scott is the father of historical fiction. Because of the staggering success of his Waverley stories (named for the first book, Waverley, published in 1814), the historical novel became the most popular literary mode of the early nineteenth century, and Scott himself became an icon.

Sir Walter Scott Ivanhoe

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet FRSE FSA Scot (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright and historian.

Sir Walter Scott, marble bust by Sir Francis Chantrey, 1828; in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh . Unfortunately, though, the corollary was reckless haste in the production of all his later books and compulsive work whose strain shortened his life

Sir Walter Scott, marble bust by Sir Francis Chantrey, 1828; in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh Courtesy of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh. In dealing with the recent past of his native country, Scott was able to find a fictional form in which to express the deep ambiguities of his own feeling for Scotland. Unfortunately, though, the corollary was reckless haste in the production of all his later books and compulsive work whose strain shortened his life.

Author: Walter Scott But the peculiar tale of this nature to which the author of Ivanhoe has to acknowledge an obligation, is more ancient by tw. .

Author: Walter Scott. Release Date: June 25, 2008 Last Updated: February 27, 2018. Character set encoding: UTF-8 . Start of this project gutenberg ebook ivanhoe . Produced by John P. Roberts, Jr. and David Widger. The book, therefore, appeared as an avowed continuation of the Waverley Novels; and it would be ungrateful not to acknowledge, that it met with the same favourable reception as its predecessors. But the peculiar tale of this nature to which the author of Ivanhoe has to acknowledge an obligation, is more ancient by two centuries than any of these last mentioned.

With Ivanhoe, Scott also cemented the Robin Hood myth. The legend of Robin Hood had appeared in various forms as early as the fourteenth century, but the version detailed in Ivanhoe, which depicts Robin Hood as a high-minded Saxon fighting oppressive Norman lords, is the most universally known. George Sanders gives a convincing portrayal of the tormented Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert, and Guy Rolfe mesmerizes as the slimy Prince John.

This is an exciting story of the adventures of knights and their followers in england ruled by king richard, the lion heart. It is a dangerous time for the country because the noble king is away fighting enemies in a foreign land, while at home, his greedy dissatisfied brother is plotting to grab the throne. There are those who have no morals and are quick to change loyalties, tempted by power and money. But there are also those who will die for a cause, for their king and their country. Such a loyal subject is ivanhoe who struggles to fight for the truth and faces the worst enemies in a life devoted to his king.

Comments:

Lightbinder
A true classic, written in the early 1800's, but relevant as long as men wish good to triumph over evil. Scott's style takes breaking into, as it should considering the language's evolution over the last 200 years. But once you have, it's as rich a tapestry of medieval life as one can find anywhere.

This is the third time I've read the book, and I've probably seen the film a dozen times, and never seem to tire of it. This time, however, has had a special reward: Instead of having to guess or refer to a dictionary to understand archaic words no longer used or whose meaning has changed over the centuries, reading it on a Kindle, with a readily available, built-in dictionary has made this a special treat. I recommend it without reservation.
Alianyau
I read Ivanhoe and Waverly about 20 years ago and wish that I could find my Penguin editions now: this edition would seem to lack the many (many and detailed!) end notes (which, as I recall, Scott included with the work). Without same end notes, I believe this work lacks the appropriate (prescribed!) historical context and is uninterpretable.
Umor
This was a challenge read for me but well worth the extra time spent on it. The author has command of the English language and is quite the loquacious writer. I felt it was not a simple story with a hero, but a time in history which incorporates the different peoples of England with church, nobles and the peasantry. The author has been fastidious in his research for the time period in which the story takes place and in the end of the book has listed notes of his historic information and footnotes. This is a story of Chivalry so it includes Knights, battles and historic characters as well as the famous legendary Robin Hood. I also found some humor along the way. The author also has many phrases in Latin and French and I really learned some history in the process of reading. I was highly entertained.
Gabar
I enjoyed this book. It was written just about 200 years ago and set the story of prejudice, bigotry, honor, and bravery into the 12th century with the likes of King Richard the Lionhearted, dastardly Prince John, brave Robin of Lochsley, and of course, the courageous and righteous Wilfrid/Ivanhoe. It is a rousing story, however it bogs down with the telling. The conversations drone on and on with lots of "mayhaps", "perchance", "methinks", and various Latin phrases, etc. thrown in. Yes, it is possibly true that people spoke that way a thousand years ago, but it sometimes makes for difficult reading and comprehension.
Overall though, I give this book four stars because it is a good story. To read about the plight of specific downtrodden people in merry old England is a bit of an eye-opener. And to see that certain characters can set aside these prejudices and do "what's right" makes this a good story.
This isn't the Hollywood movie version, even though the movie does follow the story, that concentrates more on swordplay and knights in armor to stirring martial music. This is more subtle and deals more with people, personalities, and inner strength.
Brick my own
It's been a while since I've read this, but I wanted my own copy so I could revisit it at my leisure. It is a nice classic novel with the use of a lot of old English. If you want to expand your vocabulary with old words that many don't use anymore I would highly recommend it. If you are worried about what kind of content there is, it is clean with no language to really worry about.
Linn
Don't get me wrong. I love IVANHOE. And in any case, Sir Walter Scott will not be harmed by my one star. The ONE STAR is for this unfortunate edition. First, it's on 8.5 x 11'' paper making this book enormous and ridiculously heavy. But that isn't the deal breaker, the lack of book design is.
Somebody dumped a royalty free book into a word processor, and spilled it clumsily onto a bunch of pages, using a sans serif font (really!!!!????)
It's impossible to read because of the leading and kerning. Buyer beware.
Adrielmeena
Written in 1819 by Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe is a novel that is, by some critics, credited with the revival of modern interest in the Middle Ages, and the principals of chivalry. But...that's probably not why you'd be interested in reading it. Ivanhoe contains a fascinating portrayal of the very gradual merging of the Saxon and Norman cultures after William the Conqueror prevailed at the Battle of Hastings. But, again, this probably isn't the reason that you might be induced to pick up a book you've often heard of, but never been tempted to read or listen to. Arguably, Ivanhoe's most admirable and intriguing character is a Rebecca, a young and beautiful Jewish woman. Scott leverages Rebecca's travails into a thoughtful and powerful exploration of the oppression of women, and the brutal discrimination against medieval Judaism. And....I'm guessing that's not why you'll make room on your "to be read" pile for an almost 200 year old novel.

But here's why you might want to take an "I'll read fifty pages, and if I don't like it, won't read the rest" approach to the tale of Ivanhoe: it's an intelligent, rollicking, swash-buckling, humorous tale of beautiful damsels and men with sword arms like tree trunks, couched in semi-medieval language that is so lush that you'll find yourself going around for days afterwards talking like the yeoman of yore that lived with Robin of Locksley in Sherwood Forest. Get those fifty pages under your mental belt, and you won't put it down. Why? Because it has it all: magnificent battles, truly good guys fighting truly bad guys, corrupt priests and abbots, arrogant noblemen, estranged fathers and sons, Robin Hood, Richard the Lionhearted, Knights Templar, the evil King John and his nefarious henchmen. But wait! More: accusations of witchcraft, a Lazarus scene, mortal wounds, near mortal wounds, and hearts that break or burst from love and/or anguish. Ah, for a world when right makes might, instead of the 21st century might makes right. Oh for a century where bromances were based on shared adventure and combat rather than epic bouts of drinking or the mentality that the Jackass movies are based on.

Through all of the above, Sir Walter Scott's witty, careful, and exquisitely crafted sequences of dialogue give a glimpse of the beauty of human discourse (or, intercourse, as Scott refers to it) before we began to communicate in tweets, twitters, text messages, instant messages, and Facebook comments.

Ivanhoe, one should know, is barely about the character Ivanhoe. Though he is a fine young man of courage and honor, the plot swirls and thickens while Ivanhoe is largely indisposed for one reason or another. Although the book wouldn't have sold had it been named properly (it should have been called "Rebecca"), the reader will find the struggle between an ultravirile Knight Templar with dishonorable intentions and Rebecca, beautiful in mind, body, and soul more absorbing than Ivanhoe's own contribution to the plot.

So. Ivanhoe is an important novel, but beshrew that, kind sirs and ladies: read it and dream of castles that have pennants on the battlements, Dark Knights that save the day, the clash of swords, the shattering of lances, fire-breathing war horses, and excellent archers that can split a wand at a hundred yards. To heck with you, Rhett Butler and your Southern Belles: life for real men doesn't start until the clank of arrows bouncing off one's suit of armor in the full riot of battle reaches a crescendo, and Sheffield forged swords bounce off Spanish made suits of chainmail. Scarlett, step aside for Rebecca, the Jewish physician of legendary beauty, intelligence, and resolve that comes to Ivanhoe's aid. Sir Walter Scott knows how to create characters of heroic proportion, and the reader that takes the time to pick up Ivanhoe will reap the benefits of his ability to tell a tale for the ages.

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