Publisher description for Ivanhoe / Sir Walter Scott.
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As knights battle to the death, the fate of England hangs in the balance.
England is in turmoil--torn by fierce and bitter hatreds between Norman and Saxon. Rival claimants to the throne have plunged into bloody civil war. Price John--taking advantage of Richard's absence while fighting in the Crusades--plots to make himself crowned king. Richard returns and vows to take his revenge on John.
But he will need a courageous and able warrior on his side--a warrior like Wilfred of Ivanhoe.
Disinherited by his father, disowned and dishonored, Wilfred allies himself with Richard. In many adventures he will battle knights in deadly tournaments, scale castle walls, be wounded, captured, and rescued by the infamous Robin Hood, and find true love with the fiery Rowena.
In what has become Sir Walter Scott's most beloved and rousing adventure, Wilfred helps Richard I foil John's plot. More importantly, Wilfred of Ivenhoe reclaims his good name.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Ivanhoe, Wilfred of, Sir (Fictitious character) Fiction, Great Britain History Richard I, 1189-1199 Fiction, Knights and knighthood Fiction, Jews England Fiction, Anglo-Saxons Fiction