Free E–pub [Ivanhoe by Walter Scott] author Walter Scott


Ivanhoe by Walter Scott

REVIEW Ù Ivanhoe by Walter Scott The love of the lady Rowena The heroic adventures of this noble Saxon knight involve him in the struggle between Richard the Lion Hearted and his malignant brother John a conflict that brings Ivanhoe into alliance with the mysterious outlaw Robin Hood and his legendary fight for the forces of good 'Scott's characters like Shakespeare's and Jane Austen's have the seed of life in them' observed Virginia Woolf 'The emotions in which Scott excel. I have decided to put down this book and not finish it 23 of the way in the reason being that while it was interesting to read about the old times of knights tournaments and great battles at castles it wasn t in any way interesting enough for me to keep on reading I feel like being this far in I ve already gotten out of the story what I possibly could and I don t really care about how everything s going to end Funnily enough I was originally under the impression that this was going to be a children story written in a somewhat easily accessible language Turned out I was completely wrong It s a classic story for adults written in a rather dense 1820s language Maybe my disappointment is part of the reason why I don t really feel like finishing it

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REVIEW Ù Ivanhoe by Walter Scott Hailed by Victor Hugo as 'the real epic of our age' Ivanhoe was an immensely popular bestseller when first published in 1819 The book inspired literary imitations as well as paintings dramatizations and even operas Now Sir Walter Scott's sweeping romance of medieval England has prompted a lavish new television production In the twelfth century Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe returns home to England from the Third Crusade to claim his inheritance and. I believe Ivanhoe just misses being a great novel for two reasons First of all its characters although not without subtlety lack depth The exception to the rule is the Jewess Rebecca Secondly Scott s style at least as demonstrated here suffers from a wordiness that continually dissipates the novel s power It is nevertheless an impressive achievement original in conception rich in themes formidable in architecture and powerful in its effects

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REVIEW Ù Ivanhoe by Walter Scott S are not those of human beings pitted against other human beings but of man pitted against Nature of man in relation to fate His romance is the romance of hunted men hiding in woods at night; of brigs standing out to sea; of waves breaking in the moonlight; of solitary sands and distant horsemen; of violence and suspense' For Henry James 'Scott was a born storyteller Since Shakespeare no writer has created so immense a gallery of portraits'. Note March 17 2014 I posted this review some time ago but just finished tweaking the language in one sentence to clarify a thoughtObviously this novel won t be every reader s cup of tea the author s 19th century diction will be too much of a hurdle for some those who define novels of action and adventure as shallow will consider it beneath them and those who want non stop action will be bored by Scott s serious effort to depict the life and culture of his medieval setting But those who appreciate adventure and romance in a well realized setting and aren t put off by big words and involved syntax will find this a genuinely rewarding read Ivanhoe is a uintessentially Romantic novel and that school stressed appeal to the reader s emotions rather than or at least so than their intellects But this does not mean it s devoid of a philosophical or moral point of view Novels of action and combat appeal to emotions of fear and excitement etc but at their best they often presuppose a code of conduct between humans that differentiates between good and evil and cast the conflict in the story in those terms with the writer on the side of good and the various characters may model genuine virtues This is definitely the case here And the small r romantic aspect of the plot in this book is not a simple tale of boy falls for girl either the above description identifies Rowena as Ivanhoe s true love but in fact he comes to have very definite romantic feelings toward Rebecca as well and the uestion of how how this triangle will be resolved contributes to the story s interest Rebecca s character also brings an added depth to the novel she s a strong courageous lady who excels in a male dominated profession in the midst of a sexist society and the 19th century culture of Scott s readers was scarcely less sexist than Rebecca s medieval world Scott s treatment of her as a Jewish character also exemplifies genuine tolerance in a much different sense than the inverted one popularized today in which we simply proclaim ourselves as apostles of tolerance but then hate and anathematize anyone who disagrees with us because their different beliefs identify them as intolerant as an Anglican he has honest differences with her religious beliefs but he can enthusiastically affirm her as a person anyway and as an author allow her to remain true to her own beliefs So there s a lot here for the discerning reader to appreciate

  • Hardcover
  • 576
  • Ivanhoe by Walter Scott
  • Walter Scott
  • English
  • 10 January 2020
  • 9780679602637

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    Free E–pub [Ivanhoe by Walter Scott] author Walter Scott Walter Scott ñ 8 REVIEW I loved this book and was torn between 4 and 5 stars Can we call it 45? Heck let's just say 5 I read it first long ago and it holds up well over the years its and yours A classic for a reasonYou'll find synopsis after synopsis here and elsewhere But if you like adventure heroism romance loyalty betrayalany or all of the above you won't go wrong hereKing Richard the Lion HeartRobin Hood LocksleyKnights Templar

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    Free E–pub [Ivanhoe by Walter Scott] author Walter Scott FREE READ ð eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ñ Walter Scott It is hard to know what to say about Ivanhoe It is part Robin Hood style adventure part history and full of thematic richness I was surprised that Ivanhoe himself figures into this tale somewhat sporadically There are many characters who receive in depth development and the Jewess Rebecca is fully developed than the heroine Rowena The attitudes toward Jews in the novel make one uncomfortable in the same way t

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    Free E–pub [Ivanhoe by Walter Scott] author Walter Scott “Hearken” he Brian de Bois Guilbert said “Rebecca; I have hitherto spoken mildly to thee but now my language shall be that of a conueror Thou art the captive of my bow and spear—subject to my will by the laws of all nations; nor will I abate an inch of my right or abstain from taking by violence what thou refusest to entreaty or neces

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    FREE READ Ivanhoe by Walter Scott Free E–pub [Ivanhoe by Walter Scott] author Walter Scott Walter Scott ñ 8 REVIEW Note March 17 2014 I posted this review some time ago but just finished tweaking the language in one sentence to clarify a thoughtObviously this novel won't be every reader's cup of tea the author's 19th century diction will be too much of a hurdle for some those who define novels of action and adventure as shallow will consider i

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