Publisher description for Ivanhoe / Walter Scott ; edited with an introduction by Graham Tulloch.
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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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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Ivanhoe -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Richard I, 1189-1199 -- Fiction.
Knights and knighthood -- Fiction.
Jews -- England -- Fiction.
Anglo-Saxons -- Fiction.