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Ivanhoe (English) (Paperback)

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ISBN: 9781593082468    Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics Year of publishing: 2005     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 511        Language: English
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader including new scholarship thoughtful...Read more
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader including new scholarship thoughtful design and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical biographical and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations parodies poems books plays paintings operas statuary and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences-biographical historical and literary-to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Medieval England. King Richard the Lion-hearted coming home from the Crusades has been captured and imprisoned in Austria. His wicked brother John has seized the throne and refuses to pay Richard's ransom. Meanwhile the conflict between Saxon and Norman threatens to turn into civil war. Standing above it all is Wilfred of Ivanhoe the disinherited son of Cedric a Saxon noble. Ivanhoe enraged his father by following the Norman Richard to the Crusades. Now back in England he wants to help rescue Richard-and marry Cedric's ward Rowena. But Cedric has pledged her to ahighborn Saxon in hopes of creating a new Saxon royal line. To this mix Walter Scott adds several ferocious Norman villains the legendary Robin Hood a Shakespearean wise fool who constantly offers wryly sardonic comments on the action and a sidelong look at English anti-Semitism as a pair of Jewish characters the beautiful Rebecca and her father Isaac of York alternately protect and garner protection from Ivanhoe. With its clanging swords burning castles damsels in distress and kings in disguise Ivanhoe remains Scott's best-loved novel of historical romance. Gillen D'Arcy Wood was born in Australia and came to New York on a Fulbright Scholarship in 1992. He took his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2000 and is now Assistant Professor of English at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of an historical novel Hosack's Folly (Other Press 2005) and a cultural history of Romantic literature and art The Shock of the Real: Romanticism and Visual Culture 1760-1860 (Palgrave 2001) as well as numerous articles on nineteenth-century British literature and culture.
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About the author: Sir Walter Scott
Gillen D'Arcy Wood grew up in Australia where he worked as a jazz musician. In 1992 he came to New York on a Fulbright scholarship to study at Columbia... Read more
Gillen D'Arcy Wood grew up in Australia where he worked as a jazz musician. In 1992 he came to New York on a Fulbright scholarship to study at Columbia University. He has since published extensively on nineteenth-century art and literature. "Hosack's Folly" is his first novel. He lives in Champaign Illinois. Gillen D'Arcy Wood grew up in Australia where he worked as a jazz musician. In 1992 he came to New York on a Fulbright scholarship to study at Columbia University. He has since published extensively on nineteenth-century art and literature. "Hosack's Folly" is his first novel. He lives in Champaign Illinois. Born in New York City 1933 PhD Columbia University with dissertatino on Robert Graves. Taught Classics of Moderninst fiction Modern Criticism and more. Published hundreds of reviews in The New York Times The Nation The New Republic Partisan Review. Editorial Director Barnes & Noble Classics
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