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Review: Ivanhoe

User Review  - Maryann - Goodreads

My copy of this book is old, water-stained, warped and did I mention, old? It was my great uncle's book and I like to think of him as a young man, reading it and getting just as irritated with the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rose - Goodreads

When last I read Ivanhoe, I was a kid in high school, and that probably explains why key features of the book escaped my notice. Ivanhoe is a bristly historical fiction that deals with the second ... Read full review

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User Review  - CaterinaAnna - Goodreads

I have to confess that the picture is not of the right edition, I can't remember which version I wrote this about in 2008 so I picked the best picture! The small text, thin paper and thickness of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - sologdin - Goodreads

Much prefer this edition over the older Signet--better notes and peripheral materials. It's badass, despite some severely retrograde content. Best in its errors: the repeated invocation of Zerneboch ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dennis Maley - Goodreads

I would be very upset if a teacher selected Ivanhoe for a reading project for my kids. That said, Ivanhoe holds a monster place in the development of the novel. Just the kind of thing a reader might ... Read full review

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User Review  - Florence Penrice - Goodreads

A dreadful book. Populated with two-dimensional and unsympathetic 'characters', deliberately obscure language, minute descriptions of clothing, and dull diversions into extraneous matters. Plus ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steven Dexheimer - Goodreads

The classic tale of chivalry, knights in shining armor, and beautiful damsels in distress. But behind all the pomp and pageantry, Prince John is scheming on how to remain on the throne of England ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mathew - Goodreads

I chose to read this book for a high school English assignment and boy did I choose a hard book! At the time I found the vocabulary very dense (I remember having a dictionary by my side the whole way ... Read full review

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User Review  - Laura Clarke - Goodreads

A fantastic classical portrait of medieval chivalry and politics. Scott brings together legend and history to paint a picture of jousting knights, damsels-in-distress, revenge, and mercy. For those ... Read full review

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User Review  - Philip Lane - Goodreads

A rattling historical yarn with lots of set pieces in the forms of battles, funerals, jousts, feasts etc. The language gets in the way quite a bit as Scott writes it in mock 'olde English' but there ... Read full review

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