Scott, Sir Walter
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd 1998
1853262021 / 9781853262029
Seller ID RWARE0000034882
Introduction and Notes by David Blair, University of Kent at Canterbury Set in the reign of Richard I, Coeur de Lion, Ivanhoe is packed with memorable incidents - sieges, ambushes and combats - and equally memorable character s: Cedric of Rotherwood, the die-hard Saxon; his ward Rowena; the fierce Te mplar knight, Sir Brian de Bois-Gilbert; the Jew, Isaac of York, and his be autiful, spirited daughter Rebecca; Wamba and Gurth, jester and swineherd r espectively. Scott explores the conflicts between the Crown and the powerfu l Barons, between the Norman overlords and the conquered Saxons, and betwee n Richard and his scheming brother, Prince John. At the same time he brings into the novel the legendary Robin Hood and his band, and creates a brilli ant, colourful account of the age of chivalry with all its elaborate ritual s and costumes and its values of honour and personal glory.