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Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott, Bart - Illustrated c1920
Title: Ivanhoe Author: Sir Walter Scott, Bart Publisher: The Walter Scott Publishing Co Ltd Publication Date: c.1920 Format: Decorative hardback Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear as well as a decorative sticker in the front cover from 1924.
This red decorative book tells the tale of the protagonist, Wilfred of Ivanhoe who is the son of Cedric, a Saxon nobleman. In the hope of one day restoring the Saxon dynasty, Cedric wishes to marry his ward Rowena to Athelstane of Coningsburgh, a descendant of Edward the Confessor. However Ivanhoe's love for Rowena threatens these plans and leads Cedric to disinherit him. Ivanhoe joins the Third Crusade, fighting alongside Richard the Lionheart in the Holy Land and wins the King's favour. The novel begins with Ivanhoe's return to England, where Prince John is plotting to depose his brother Richard, who has been taken captive in Austria on his way home from the Crusades. Ivanhoe was the first novel in which Scott adopted a purely English subject, portraying the enmity of Saxons and Normans during the reign of Richard I. A gem among a bounty of stunning vintage books and classic novels on our online used bookstore.
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