Ivanhoe (Penguin Classics)

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Banished from England for looking to marry opposed to his father's needs, Ivanhoe joins Richard the Lion center on a campaign within the Holy Land. On his go back, his passionate hope is to be reunited with the gorgeous yet forbidden woman Rowena, yet he quickly reveals himself taking part in a extra risky video game as he's drawn right into a sour energy fight among the noble King Richard and his evil and scheming brother John. the 1st of Scott's novels to handle a simply English subject, Ivanhoe is set in a hugely romanticized medieval global of tournaments and sieges, chivalry and event the place dispossessed Saxons are pitted opposed to their Norman overlords, and the place the old and fictional seamlessly merge.

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