In Ivanhoe Scott fashioned an imperial myth of national cultural identity that has shaped the popular imagination ever since its first appearance at the end of 1819. With the secret return of King Richard and the disinherited Saxon knight Ivanhoe, Scott confronts his splendid and tumultuous... show more
In Ivanhoe Scott fashioned an imperial myth of national cultural identity that has shaped the popular imagination ever since its first appearance at the end of 1819. With the secret return of King Richard and the disinherited Saxon knight Ivanhoe, Scott confronts his splendid and tumultuous romance, featuring the tournament at Ashby-de- la-Zouche, the siege of Torquilstone, and the clash of wills between the wicked Templar Bois-Guilbert and the sublime Rebecca. Based on the 1830 text of Ivanhoe, this is the first edition to make corrections against Scott's working materials and incorporates readings from Scott's own manuscript.
Publish date: August 20th 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 622
Edition language: English
...le mieux est l'ennemi du bien.
This was a re-read for me, and I do have to admit that I have either become more generous with my ratings or this one deserved higher the first time. Bumping it from 3 to 4 stars, I feel that this book is more fairly rated even if I still didn't enjoy it as much as I would expect to like a story ful...
You know what's weird? I spent three whole weeks getting through this 600-page novel, yet when I finished, I managed to reread half of it in the space of 12 hours. (That is, if going over all my favorite parts out of order counts as rereading.)So yeah, this was a challenging novel, but it was mostly...
Już widok tego grubaśnego dzieła informuje nas - "raczej nie pochłoniesz mnie w ciągu jednego dnia". I racja. Nie da się pochłonąć. Książka "staje w gardle" momentami. Szczególnie na początku, gdy trzeba przywyknąć do bardzo długich opisów nie wnoszących za wiele do postępu akcji. I za bardzo nie mo...
I have finished. Hallelujah and Amen. I would like to thank the following, as I couldn't have done it without you: Google books, Long hold times at work, my coffee machine, sparknotes, and last, but not least, the librarians that put Ivanhoe on the suggested reading for the Mid-Contine...
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