Penguin English Library Ivanhoe by Walter ScottPenguin English Library Ivanhoe by Walter Scott

Penguin English Library Ivanhoe

byWalter Scott

Paperback | December 25, 2012

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The Penguin English Library Edition of Ivanhoe by Walter Scott 'Fight on, brave knights! Man dies, but glory lives!' Banished from England for seeking to marry against his father's 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 Scott's 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. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh in 1771, educated at the High School and University there and admitted to the Scottish Bar in 1792. From 1799 until his death he was Sheriff of Selkirkshire, and from 1806 to 1830 he held a well-paid office as a principal clerk to the Court of Session in Edinburgh, the supreme Scottish civil court. Fr...
Title:Penguin English Library IvanhoeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.1 × 1.1 inPublished:December 25, 2012Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:014119913X

ISBN - 13:9780141199139

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic I really enjoyed this book, though it took me a while to get used to the language. It has some lengthy descriptions, but there is action and adventure, romance, loyalty, betrayal and politics... overall a great book!
Date published: 2018-02-19