Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe

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The first of Scott's Waverley novels burst upon an astonished world in 1814. Its publication marked the emergence of the modern novel in the western world, influencing all the great nineteenth-century writers. This handsome new edition of Sir Walter Scott's novels captures the original power and freshness of his best-loved novels.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 142.2 x 213.4 x 38.1mm | 816.48g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • glossary, notes
  • 0748605738
  • 9780748605736
  • 1,397,175

About Sir Walter Scott

Graham Tulloch is Professor of English and Dean of Humanities at Flinders University, Australia.show more

Review quote

Ivanhoe was the first of Scott's novels to be located wholly in England, and the first to take place in the middle ages. But it is far from being the fantastic, medievalist romance associated (in the critical imagination) with a visionary Britain that never was. This is a serious novel, the first in English to deal carefully with race. And at the same time, it is an incredibly exciting read for contemporary readers. Ivanhoe was the first of Scott's novels to be located wholly in England, and the first to take place in the middle ages. But it is far from being the fantastic, medievalist romance associated (in the critical imagination) with a visionary Britain that never was. This is a serious novel, the first in English to deal carefully with race. And at the same time, it is an incredibly exciting read for contemporary readers.show more

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