Ivanhoe by Scott, Walter


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"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.

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Author: Walter Scott
Publisher: Penguin Group
Published: 10/01/2000
Pages: 544
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.82lbs
Size: 7.74h x 5.18w x 0.97d
ISBN: 9780140436587
Audience: Young Adult

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 12.9
Point Value: 40
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 5986 / Ivanhoe

About the Author
Walter Scott (1771-1832) was born and educated in Edinburgh. He published several volumes of poetry and turned down the offer of the laureateship before concentrating on fiction. He is credited with establishing the form of the historical novel.