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User Review  - bkinetic - LibraryThing

It's full of intrigue, adventure, and romance. The two women speak thoughtfully and articulately at various points, while the men speak with their swords and lances. Read full review

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User Review  - hobbitprincess - LibraryThing

The iconic novel of knights in shining armor and damsels in distress, honor and glory in early Norman England. The language is a bit stilted but today's standard, but the book is good as the classic that it is. Read full review

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User Review  - BooksOn23rd - LibraryThing

IVANHOE, by Sir Walter Scott, is a great little story set in Medieval England. The title character is the disowned son of Cedric the Saxon and in the beginning of the story Ivanhoe is returning to his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Zumbanista - LibraryThing

An interesting read for me as Ivanhoe is often credited as the progenitor of the historical fiction genre, which I enjoy. I didn't love it, but was happy to have read it. Some of the issues I had were ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris_El - LibraryThing

Gurth and Wamba son of Witless. How can one forget adventures with characters like these. Add in a few damsels in distress, saving England from a tyrant, knights that will not compromise right, and some cool jousting make this a rousing and fun medieval tale. Read full review

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User Review  - Eyejaybee - LibraryThing

Sir Walter Scott is credited with having invented the historical novel, and his Waverley series of books were the first critical and commercially successful stories to feature fictional characters ... Read full review

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User Review  - writercity - LibraryThing

One of my favorite periods of time is when King Arthur ruled in England, so it wasn't hard for me to admire this tale of chivalry and valiant characters. And the characters that held those qualities ... Read full review

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User Review  - JVioland - LibraryThing

Another wonderful work by Scott. Ivanhoe, the last of a Saxon noble family splits with his father by his allegiance to the Norman Richard the Lion Hearted. The events take place after Ivanhoe's return ... Read full review

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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

This classic historical romance (pretty much the inspiration for the whole genre of medieval historical fiction) is extremely well written and, from a linguistic point of view, an excellent example of ... Read full review

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User Review  - sirk.bronstad - LibraryThing

Surprised that I liked it, with the Knights and such and so forth, and then not surprised at all. Read full review

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